Strength In Struggles
King Saul wanted to kill David. This was a heavy dark cloud that continuously hovered over his head. But David would take refuge in talking to and trusting in God. I’m going through stressful times right now. So much that my appetite is less and I have lost weight. I have been accused falsely of a deed I did not do.
Sometimes the stress and nervousness takes over and I have to stop and just focus on breathing and work at calming myself down. At least I’m not overwhelmed with the reality that like David someone is pursuing me to end my life!!!!!
16 But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength;
Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For You have been my stronghold
And a refuge in the day of my distress.
17 O my strength, I will sing praises to You;
For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness.
Today I must attend a meeting about the situation. I’m not very nervous since it’s with just one person rather than a committee. I prayed and asked God if He would be my defense lawyer. I asked the Holy Spirit to go with me. I truly know God is a strong and awesome God and He will go with me and I’ll just give it all I have in defending myself and then He’ll do the rest.
This morning as I was reading in the book of Romans, Paul reminds us that Christians will go through hardships in life. Hardships help you grow. Any successful professional person has embraced this truth and knows to work to conquer any problem that comes their way.
1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations,
knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;
4 and perseverance, proven character;
and proven character, hope;
5 and hope does not disappoint,
because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.