Tough situations can be so very hard to get through – and who isn’t currently going through a tough situation?
The process can be daunting…even ruthless.
You do what you think is best…you pray like crazy…you cry many tears…you do everything you possibly can.
When going through grief, trials, or a tough situation, we can feel a pull to fix things…to try to help God (if we’re really being honest, to try to get God to do the outcome WE think is best).
Then after praying, crying, waiting, and trying to fix things in your own efforts, you can even feel like giving up after going through a tough situation for awhile.
I’ve been there…and it’s not a fun place to be.
Please don’t give up…God’s got a much better plan.
I’ve learned the hard way that after I’ve invested my responsibility of doing what’s right in a situation…sometimes God wants me to get out of the way.
God wants MY hands off and out of a situation so He can use HIS own hands (and timing and way) to fix a situation – so HIS best purpose prevails and HE receives the rightful glory.
As long as we keep our hands in a situation, God will allow us to do just that. He lovingly and patiently waits for us to come to the end of ourselves so we will submit to His Will.
Remember: God’s thoughts and ways are NOT our natural thoughts and ways…so trusting & obeying God is vital.
God’s thoughts, ways, and Will are PERFECT…in fact, God’s thoughts, ways, and Perfect Will are EXACTLY what we’d all want if we knew ALL the facts.
It’s truly best to obey God and leave things in His more than capable hands. He can do more in a moment than we could ever hope to do in a lifetime.
As we love, trust, and obey God, we find how good and faithful He truly is.
One of the hardest things to do is to, “Be still and know that He is God”…but when we trust and leave the outcome to Him, He does more than we can ask, think, or imagine.
In what situation is God asking you to cease striving and completely trust in Him today?
Dedicate your toughest situations to God as you continue doing your God-given responsibilities, and trust Him with the outcome.
God’s best work doesn’t need our help.
God loves us…cares for us…deeply cares about our every situation…and can work all things together for our (and our loved ones) good as we love Him and allow Him to work out the purpose He knows is best.
Today, spend some time with God.
Get right with Him.
Ask Him what His Will is.
Dedicate and entrust your hard situation to Him.
Submit to God and His plans.
Love Him extravagantly as you wait.
NEVER stop trusting or believing in God’s goodness.
God loves you and He’s got this!❤️
“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble…Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
“Be still, and know that I am God.”
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