What to do when we are hurting or someone we love is in pain? Humanity falls so short of who God is and how he responds to our pain. As believer’s we pull out the trust card, but realize we can’t find it. The storm has come and the wind has blown our trust away. All we can see is the fog. All we can feel is frozen.
We sink into despair. Despair is close at hand and can be found. Our minds keep weaving webs of blame, “what did we do wrong?”, when we should be asking “who is God?” God is faithful, and someone we can trust.
Trust is not searching frantically for our umbrella to keep us dry. Trust is standing in the pouring rain knowing He is beside us. Just as the rain grows the fruit of the field, so our pain can grow the fruit of the spirit, if we trust that God is indeed in control.
Trust is knowing He loves us soaking wet with tears, or dry to the spiritual bone.
Trust is not trying to be who we think we need to be, in order to forge a future, but asking God to be our future.
Trust is stepping aside, because His plans are better than our own.
Trust exists in the midst of pain. Like folded angel wings it waits. Trust remembers the rainbow, the cross, and Easter morning. Every pang and sting grows fainter as we….
…”Trust in the Lord with all our strength and lean not unto our own understanding, but acknowledge him in all our ways, and He will direct our path” Proverbs 3:5,6
Who is God? He is our creator. If He can give us life, He can sustain us. If He can raise Christ from the dead, He can heal us. If He is preparing a place for us in eternity, then he most certainly can help us find our place here on earth.
And so we pray for our beloved who is in pain…
Colossians 1:9 “…from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all spiritual wisdom and understanding”