When we undertake to serve God in our lives, we shouldn’t be surprised if we face difficulty or opposition.
Things that should be simple, for some unexpected reason, throw up major problems. Obstacles are placed in our path to hinder our progress.
Sometimes, it gets more personal and we become victims of ridicule, lies, or even aggression.
That’s when our vulnerability comes to the surface, and suddenly we are floundering. We’re in too deep and we know it.
It’s at that point that we get thrown back onto God.
Our human instinct is to panic and possibly even scold ourselves for taking on something that’s too big for us, beyond our natural capability.
That’s the way the world wants us to think. But it’s not God’s way.
The world wants to keep us boxed in, God wants to prove His faithfulness to us.
After all - we’re His kingdom builders!
He sees our potential, and with Him, our potential is off the scale of our natural ability.
Stay focused on the fact that it’s God doing the heavy work, not you.
David never lost sight of the God that he served,
Even when his enemies taunted him across the valley;
“My enemies reproach me while they say to me all day long -
‘Where is your God?’” (Psalm 42:10)
We can expect the world to ridicule us, and yes, we may have to endure what seems like failure, for a season, just like David.
However, throughout these difficulties, David stayed focused on God’s vision for his life.
Hope in God;
for I shall yet praise Him
For the help of my countenance and my God”. (Psalm 42:11)
From the depth of despair, that’s where we connect with the depth of God’s love, that’s where we stop struggling and allow His peace to flow in us and through us, and that’s where His joy floods our hearts afresh.