Because we are human, it is natural for us to think mainly of ourselves when we are going through difficult times. We must constantly remind ourselves to walk by faith and to see God in the picture. After all, God is in control of this universe! “Yet the Lord will command His loving kindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life” (Psalm 42:8).
God is in command! We can pray to Him and He will give us a song, even in the night. The living God is the “God of my life,” and we must daily look to Him.
The most important thing about any difficult experience is not that we get out of it, but what we get out of it. If we are truly thirsting after God, and not just His help and deliverance, then the experience that could tear us down will actually build us up.
Instead of complaining, we will be praying and praising God. Life will not be a mirror in which we see only ourselves; it will be a window through which we see God.
Verse for today: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).
Also read: Job 35:10; Psalms 27:5; 37:39; 42; 43.
Action assignment: Reflect on your attitude toward difficulty. Can you see that God is in control? Zero in on your worst trial. Confess that you know God is in control and ask Him to show Himself to you in a new and wonderful way—even if you don’t get out of your trouble today. Then read and claim the promise of 1 Corinthians 10:13.
WARREN W. WIERSBE