From the title, most of you probably guessed this post is about God. And how He’s always faithful. And He’s our Father — Heavenly Father. ‘Tis true. 🙂
Everyone goes through hard times. And hard times suck. Let’s face it. A lot of people say, “Oh, it’ll be okay…don’t worry about it. Give it all to God!” But…well, first, how do you give it all to God? And how do they know it’ll all be okay? I mean, right now it seems like things will never be the same…never be okay.
Well, things probably won’t be the same. Ever.
But usually things don’t stay the same when you grow.
First of all, God doesn’t put bad things in our lives…indirectly, we do. I’m not saying to blame yourself; but when Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden so many years ago, sin entered the world. As a result, Satan rules the world for this time until God comes to conquer the devil and bring us back to Him. Until then, sin happens. God doesn’t cause it; but He doesn’t really stop it either. One day He will. But until then all we can do is put our faith in Him and trust Him with our futures.
God promises to always be with us in the classic verse “I will never leave you, nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).
What does forsake even mean?
forsake: to quit or leave entirely; abandon; desert. To give up or renounce.
Good thing God won’t do that to us. I mean, when you think about it, I wouldn’t blame Him at all if He did. We’re sinful creatures whom He had to sacrifice His Son for. His Son was everything He had (if you’re a parent, you’ll understand this!). Have you ever seen those movies where the dad’s like, “Go on! Leave me here. Save yourself!” to his kid? Well, imagine what it was like for God to have to have to let His Son die. And not be able to take His place. And not only that (He knew He’d raise Him again!) but to actually have to reject Him because of all the sin that was now on Him?! I can’t imagine. Yet…God will never leave us, or abandon us, or desert us, or give up on us! How amazing is that?!
God doesn’t promise to make our lives easy. But He does promise to always be there, no matter what.
But God, who comforts the downcast…
– 2 Cor. 7:6
I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters.
– 2 Cor. 6:17 – 18
Sweet. God will be a father to us. What’s so great about that?
Some of the qualities of a father are…
loving. caring. protecting. nurturing. teaching. comforting. there.
God is all that. And tons more! honestly. Sometimes it makes me want to cry, how good He is!
No matter what you’re going through, God will be there to comfort. heal. strengthen.
He will use your situation for good if you trust in Him. If, say, you are struggling right now. And you decide to ignore God and just “get through it” on your own strength, you won’t grow. In fact, Satan will seize this opportunity to entice you away from God. But if you turn to God He will use this opportunity for you to grow your faith.
Cause afterall, nobody grows without some pain. Things will change. Including you. But it’s up to you whether those changes will be for the worse…or better. (:
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved…
– Col. 3:12
No matter what you’ve done…no matter what you’re going through…remember this: you are dearly loved by God. And that’s no small thing.
P. S. Check out the song All This Time by Britt Nicole on this blog post!