There is no map to where life will take us. There is no dictionary that will define every puzzling part of our lives. There is no day that will be certain. The only thing constant is God.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8 NKJV)
The uncertainty of life will cause fear, anxiety and doubt to inevitably creep in our minds. But, when these feelings come up, how quickly do we recognize it and run to God in prayer and His word? The more we see God as the only constant, the quicker our rebound time will become. The more we meditate on the word, the more we pray, the more we worship, the quicker we will snap out of the anxiety, comparison and fear that grips us. We cannot afford to spend days wallowing in these detrimental thoughts.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (Philippians 4:8-9 NKJV)
As believers, we are on a different wave. Let’s be quick to praise in hardship, quick to pray after bad news, quick to forgive when someone wrongs us (Romans 12:12). The quicker we learn to encourage and stick by our faith, regardless of the test, regardless of the disappointment, regardless of the timeline, the more at peace we will truly have.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV)
Brothers and sisters, we must encourage ourselves. God has not forgotten about you and He has not forgotten about me. He never will. He loves us more than imaginable and He knows what we need before we even ask Him (Matthew 6:8).
I don’t know what you’re struggling with today, what unanswered prayers you are dealing with, but I do know we serve a God that has plans that will blow our minds – if we don’t give up (Jeremiah 29:11).
“But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, [h]perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Peter 5:10-11 NKJV)