As a friend shared his son’s struggles with my husband and myself, he made a comment that has been marinating in my mind. He said that he has never really struggled with much in his life so he couldn’t really reference those struggles to any of his experiences. Then, he looked at us and said, “You guys have struggled so much, but you have always trusted God.”
Have we? Have I?
It has stopped me a bit in my thought pattern in my current situations.
That same Sunday, our pastor reminded us that our situation does not have authority over us. As children of God, we have the power of His love, mercy, and grace through any storm.
As I reflect back over the past twenty years of my life, there have been multiple storms. Some were so intense that I questioned whether I would make it through. Although my fears attempted to scream louder than my faith at times, my friend is right about one thing-I trusted God.
Each struggle has been just that- a struggle. Every struggle has also been an opportunity to cross that threshold between faith and fear and step out into the journey of trusting Him without seeing the end of the path. Oh, that’s hard, but there’s a whole lotta grace along the journey.
Struggles have purpose, and God’s grace is sufficient for us.
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Whatever you may be struggling with today, remember to keep His promises close to your heart. His grace is all you need.