Everyone goes through hard times, Christians are no exception. Sometimes God uses hard times to shape our character and mold us into who He wants us to be. There are examples of this throughout the Bible.
My husband and I are climbing a mountain right now, knowing that God is with us and that the view from the top will be worth it. It doesn’t make it any easier to pray or read my Bible right now because I’m scared and hurting. That’s why today’s blog post is late, I don’t want to write this now, but God placed it on my heart so here we are.
You see, my husband is disabled and is not able to work at all. Not even part-time. We bought long term disability insurance from his last employer and they paid us faithfully for two years. Then, towards the end of April, they told us that they would not pay us until we jumped through all of their hoops. We hired a lawyer and he said that it may be November before we get paid again and this is going to happen again in two years.
We are taking everything one day at a time and trusting God to meet our needs. He knows our circumstances and He cares about us so we know that He’s got us. That doesn’t mean that we aren’t scared, we have children to clothe and feed as well as bill collectors who don’t like to hear that you may be broke for six months. So far they have been willing to work with us.
This isn’t even our only problem. I just lost my dad in February and I’m still coping with that on top of this. I know if he were here that he’d shake his head and fuss at me for not putting money back and then say he understood that we thought we could count on insurance. Then he would gruffly remind me that you can’t count on anyone. He always said that, but there is One we can count on. That’s God.
Genesis 25:22 – “The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the LORD.” My point with this scripture is that there was a struggle within Rebekah and she went to God. No matter what you are struggling with, go to Him. He loves you.
So, when you are going through difficult times, lean into God. Don’t let the devil convince you not to read the Bible and talk to God. You can tell God that you’re mad at Him. David did many times. Pour your heart out to Him and then listen, He’ll take your hand and lead you over the mountains.