“I will be with you when you pass through the waters. And [when you pass] through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. You will not be scorched when you walk through the fire, and the flame will not burn you.” (Isaiah 43:2 HCSB) “The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom should I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1 HCSB)
Indeed life is sometimes mysterious. Confusion spreads inside people as they wonder why on earth are they undergoing various trials. This state of mind makes them react either negatively or positively. Negativism will find all the faults and failures while positivism will find the solution. Before you do something concerning the problems you face, you must first consider understanding why God allowed you to be in such a situation. Diverting our focus from the desired topic to the required necessity is a must. Our desire is to hope that problems are unnecessary but the truth, the required necessity, is that problems need to be accepted.
Whenever you are travelling through the fire and water of difficulties, remember that God is holding your hands. When you keep this in your mind, you are less likely to fear or get into unbelief. Remember how Jesus scolded Peter’s lack of a complete faith when he was about to drawn on the water? I remember reading somewhere that it was because Peter moved his attention from the Master to the surroundings that He began to drown.
Life is indeed mysterious, it is so complex that no human is able to lead it by his or her own understanding. You may have great plans for your future, but is your life secure in Christ? How can you know whether or not you will achieve your goals? Will you quit from your progress if an obstacle comes on the way? If we are certain that we have an eternal life in heaven and that God has a plan for each one of us while we are still alive in these mortal bodies, then we will stop running after our small targets and commit ourselves for the purpose of God.
The strength and grace God gives when we face a mighty disaster or minor problems while we are carrying out God’s plan for our lives, is overwhelming. But if you face a problem while moving with your own plans, God’s encouragement would be unavailable for you.
Yes, you have a meaning – and that meaning is found in God’s designs and plans for you. Storms will rage, your life will go through disastrous situations – but even then God will lead you to fulfillment and completeness. Never hope for a life without trials, but trust in God to give you victory over all that you are currently facing. Your hope and your faith will produce everlasting results. You need only to be still and see the victory that God has reserved for you.
Remember how God drowned the Egyptians into the Red Sea while the Israelites walked through the middle of the divided sea? If God can lead such a vast amount of multitude, He can lead anyone and everyone on earth. If you believe, you can live a victorious Christian life. May God bless you.