Earlier today, I was listening to the song, "My Hope Is In You" by Aaron Shust. I was moved when I watched the official video on YouTube. You see, the end of the story did not come out quite like you normally would expect. We want a "and they lived happily ever after" ending when the story has not yet ended.
It is easy to say that our hope is in God when we are not facing trouble. When you don't get the job, when the marriage blows apart, when you don't get healed, when someone you love dies and you continue to love and trust God; that's when your hope is truly in God.
Is your hope in God or is it in what He does or doesn't do? There is a difference.
Sister K, I agree with you, and I feel that only through walking in faith, through trial after trial, does our faith build to be stronger in the coming trials. As we grow in our walk, we must make a point of remembering all the times God has brought us through. In that way, we will be able to stand more firm all the time on His promise that he takes care of those who walk in the Light. It is also good to remind our fellow Christians of this fact when they are in the face of a trial. In that way we help each other.
You have reminded me today! Thanks and God bless you.
Indeed it does. Once again, I am not suggesting that we do not cry out to God in our time of need. We should and we must! However, we must also trust Him when He requires us to endure things for a season.