Don’t Lose Heart
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not – Galatians 6:9.
There are four seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Each season, we’re in a season of blessings, difficulties, and testing, times we can’t hear from God nor feel Him. This is the season you must trust God, although you can’t feel or hear Him.
Difficulties, testing, and tribulations are inevitable parts of life. As Christians, this is a way of life until we enter into the kingdom of God (Confirming the souls of the disciples and exhorting them to continue in the faith and that we must, through much tribulation, enter into the kingdom of God – Acts 14:22). What we go through will either build our faith or lose our faith. If one is not grounded in the Word of God and baptized in the Holy Spirit, they will lose heart, meaning losing their faith.
We must have resilience and determination so that we will not lose faith or backslide because of what we go through in this life. Whether it’s a personal struggle, hardships in relationships, marriage, financial difficulties, health issues, or employment issues, we must place our faith in God, knowing He has our best interest at heart. He walks with us as we enter these seasons and will walk with us until we exit these seasons.
Did you know you can rejoice in the Lord while you’re in different seasons? As a born-again Christian, God has given you His Holy Spirit. Joy is one of the Fruit of the Spirit; you’re not rejoicing in what you’re going through, but you’re rejoicing because you know trouble doesn’t always last, and you have the Lord walking beside you in difficult times. Joy is something Satan can’t take neither can people or situations, or circumstances.
Whatever may happen to a believer, we must take comfort in knowing that God has either caused it or allowed it to happen. As a result, instead of questioning the Lord in whatever He does, we must trust that He knows exactly what He is doing. God is still in control, although it may not look like it or feel like it.
What He causes or allows is a part of our spiritual growth and for His glory. Keep in mind as Christians, our ultimate goal is to bring glory to God and that our struggles can ultimately be used for this purpose. When we’re weak, He makes us strong. When we’re in doubt, He strengthens our faith to continue to go forward and not look backward. Whatever we go through is a life lesson, and we should learn from it as well as build our faith.
Difficulties, testing, and tribulations are not the cause for discouragement but rather an opportunity for us to experience the glory of God in our lives. Somethings we go through, we know it was the glory and the grace of God that brought us through.
Our faith should be anchored in the finished work of Jesus; this faith will demonstrate resiliency, and knowing what He has caused or allowed is creating us more in the image of the Father. Don’t lose heart; grow in grace and resiliency in faith in God.