Absolutely. Will be lifting you up for whatever situation is going on at this time. I'm so sorry that you're having these trials.
That's a tough question & I'm sure most have asked themselves these same questions & if they haven't, they are truly blessed. There are many examples in Scripture where God's chosen people went thru trials & heartaches yet held onto Him & the faith they had in Him knowing that regardless of the hardship, He was always there to pull them through. The first one that comes to mind is Joseph. If you think about the road he traveled, we can't find anything that he had done to receive such a horrible existence. Same with Daniel & his friends. Maybe you could read about these soldiers of the Lord & draw some strength in seeing how the Lord pulled them thru. The book of Esther & Job also come to mind. I wish I had all the perfect answers that could lift you out of this pit. As I said earlier, you're in my prayers.
Girlfriend, I've had those exact questions in my mind many times. I never found the answers to them but just chose to pull up my big-girl panties, dry up the tears & move on. I don't throw out those Scriptures others use when trying to encourage others because to be honest, those Scriptures didn't help me. If anything, it makes me a bit rebellious. I'm thinking to myself "I'm questioning God & you're going to throw His words at me? Tell me how that works exactly?" I do believe however, there is ALWAYS a breakthrough. That's what I've found in my own life. I know whatever I'm going thru, however horrible, it will get better because it definitely can't get any worse. I believe at times, it's also how we choose to face these trials. Me, I usually face mine with humor, sarcastic as that is. I laugh thru it - or I try to. There are times I cave & get in that slump. My slumps don't last too long but I do go there. So, I'm not going to tell you everything works out for the good to those who love the Lord - Wait, I just told you - but I think you understand what I mean. You will have a breakthrough. Just keep pushing thru.
You are in my prayers Mandisa. I agree with Tammy, all you can do is stand and continue to push through. I have asked myself the same questions you have, as most people have I guess, but one thing I have come to realize : most of our trials, disease and sicknesses are not from God. They are not sent from God to test us, you may learn from them, but they are not sent from God. 1Jn 1:5 “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all”
We are in a daily war and we have an enemy that wants to destroy us 1Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” Please don’t blame or turn from God. It is the devil we must fight, he is the one we must stand against with the spiritual weapons God has provided in His Word. In Jesus name you can do it! The devil has been defeated and all we need to do is enforce that defeat. The key is to know who you are in Christ, and the Authority we have in Him. Please download Curry Blake’s New Man and DHT training, which will help you tremendously.
God bless you!
Praise God! That’s good to hear. Psalm 18:2 “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”
Please remember, we are seated with Christ in heavenly places, isn’t that amazing! Ephesians 2:6 "And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:"
All that Christ has, we now have as heirs! Gal 4:7 "Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."
Let me end there or else I will go on forever!
Don't give up. Ask yourself this question,"Is there anything too hard for my God?" The answer is absolutely nothing. No matter what is going on in your life, you can trust God that He is in control and working everything for your good. God knows intimately the concerns of your heart (Psalm 139:1-3). He can provide all the peace,strength, and courage you need. Don't give up!! Confidently hope in Him. Other Scriptures:
Psalm 31:24, Romans 15:13, Ephesians 3:20-21
I wanted to share this with you. Praying for you. In Jesus' name, Amen