What To Do When Life Throws You a Curve Ball
#2 – Trust God in Your Trial
Often times when folks are faced with a crisis, their first response is to ask, “Why?” “Why is this happening to me(us)?”
Dear Friend, the truth is, it’s not always necessary to understand why. In fact, on this side of eternity, there are many things we will not understand and we won’t be able to make sense of.
It is during these times, when you don’t understand, that you need to TRUST a Sovereign God who loves you and has a perfect plan for your life. And yes, that plan includes trials and suffering.
Remember, His ways are not our ways.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9
If you recall the account of Joseph recorded in the book of Genesis: he did not have the foresight to know how his life would unfold, but he trusted God through it all. He trusted when he was sold by his brothers into slavery, he trusted when he was falsely accused of wrongdoing and thrown into prison, he trusted when he was forgotten by the butler and left in prison. He did not know the outcome of any of these events, yet when all was said and done, he could still say, “They meant it for evil, but God meant it for good!”
Instead of trying to understand why something is happening to you, it would be more productive to ask questions like, “Lord, what are You showing me in this” or “What can I learn from this?”.
Let God change YOU even if your circumstances don’t change!
In her book “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way”, Lysa Terkheurst states, “God isn’t going to forsake you, but He will go to great lengths to remake you.”
The point is that even our trials are for our good. We learn and grow during these times. We become more dependent on the Lord and less dependent on ourselves or any other false sense of security in our lives.
“For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect (mature) and complete, needing nothing.” James 1:3,4