The Lord is good to those who depend on him.’Lamentations 3:25 NLT
Do you feel like you’ve reached your breaking point? Has everything fallen apart around you? When we feel like that, we have two options. We can either give up or we can walk towards breakthrough. We can either turn against God because we serve Him and don’t understand why He’s allowing it, or turn to Him for strength and understanding. David said: ‘Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord’ (Psalm 27:14 NIV). We can be tempted to try and fix all our problems ourselves, but that can actually make our problems worse. We need to turn to God and wait for Him to give us what we need. Sometimes God changes our circumstances; other times He uses them to strengthen us. Also, God wants to reach other people through us. The Bible says: ‘He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others’ (2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT). When we’ve been through trials and experienced God’s help and comfort, we’re in a great position to help and comfort others. We can even help them to turn to God themselves. It’s important to remember that nothing we go through is a surprise to God, and nothing’s too hard for Him to handle. The situation we’re in right now can be a way that He shows His love and care for us. In Lamentations, it says: ‘The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore I will hope in him!” The Lord is good to those who depend on him’ (Lamentations 3:22-25 NLT). So let’s turn to God and depend on Him today. What Now? Pray for opportunities to encourage those who are going through something you’ve been through in the past.