Matthew 6:34 (ESV)34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. The latter part of this verse means enough of the day will have its trouble. So….
Why does he say this? Is it because He knows that regardless we will worry? He knows that our trust in Him is weak? Our desire for control over our lives is too strong? Maybe because we are designed to be with Him, in eternity instead of this world of chaos?
Are you willing to glorify God in the middle of your trial instead of finding a way out? Are you will to to love God and obey Him even if He doesn’t take it from you?
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (ESV)7 So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations,[a] a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Paul understood what it meant to have trials and for God not to remove them from his life. He understood. He pleaded, pleaded, for God to remove it but God said, No. My grace is sufficient. See that word again, sufficient? It means enough. I AM enough for you. Trust in that. Hope.
Romans 5:2-5 (ESV)2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith[b] into this grace in which we stand, and we[c] rejoice[d] in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
1 Peter 5:10 (ESV)10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
Hope. How can we get through life without hope? Do you see that above? He will HIMSELF restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you. He is our hope in dark times; when darkness is surrounding you, swallowing you up, He is there. Be confident in that promise. Be confident in Christ Jesus!
Hold onto to that hope. Believe in the hope that Christ offers. Stand firm in His words that he will not forsake you. He is coming back for you. If you place your faith in Jesus, you will be with Him forever….where there are no tears, sorrow, pain, suffering…only hope.