I’ve had more than one person ask me that, if God is as fair and good as you make him seem, then why do bad things happen? Why do people suffer so much? Why do we have to go through hell if God is so mighty? Trust me, I have had to ask that same question at some point in my life.
There have been moments in my life where problems just stacked one ontop of the other. To a point where I cannot bear it anymore (literally). But then guess what? I’ve always come out, stronger, as a result of the challenges.
Attacks, sexual abuse, etc…people are committing acts that are not in line with God’s word. The world is filled with too many challenges for us to overcome, and at some point you end up asking yourself ‘What’s the point of trying if problems are always going to be there?’. People turn to food, drugs, exercise, for comfort. But that ‘quick fix’ is temporary, it only lasts as long as we are under the influence of whatever we’re doing.
Ever heard of this saying: ‘Nomatter how many times a child falls when learning how to walk, you never hear them say (conclude) that maybe walking is not for me’. Just because you fell a few times, doesn’t mean you can’t get up yet again and walk.
There are so many challenges that try and bring us down. Instead of dwelling on the challenges, how about we focus on what helps us stand again? Trials and tribulations are essential for our spiritual growth. Psalms 23-4 says “even when l walk through the darkest valleys….” Meaning you’ll walk through the dark valley but even then God will strengthen us. So it’s not about avoiding suffering or troubles but it’s about trusting God to see us through. For in weakness we become strong.
Are there aspects in your life that make you feel hopeless? Go to God and ask him for strength! Trust in God and face your fears, for they will be slowly transformed into strength each time you face them.
Let’s ponder on this verse this week
“2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”