There are times in your life when you feel helpless and weak, when you run out of options that help you deal with the trials and problems. You feel stuck and powerless, and the only thing you can think of is to give up. If you are a true believer, you know by faith that God is almighty, sovereign, and powerful, and He heard your cries for help. He has said in his word that he would never leave you nor abandon you. Yet despite knowing that God is aware of your struggles, your pain, and your suffering, you still feel left with nothing but a broken heart, and question within as to why God allow you to go through this.
In Mark 4:35-41, Jesus and his disciples are travelling across the sea of Galilee. When a storm came and the waves broke over the boat, Jesus was sleeping during the storm. The disciples woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care about us? We are going to drown!” (verse 38). So, Jesus got up and gave a command to the storm. He said, “Quiet! Be still!” the wind stopped, and the lake became calm (verse 39).
At some point in your life you feel like you’re drowning, you feel helpless and hopeless, and overwhelmed by the storms in your life, and you feel like God is silence in the midst of your struggles and suffering. You know that Jesus saved you already, and He loves you so much, yet you feel that you lack sufficient faith. You feel that something wrong with you. But God wants you to know that the more serious your problem, the more grace He extends to you. He extends His hands to pull you up, to keep you from drowning (2 Corinthians 12:9, Matthew 14:30-31).
Sometimes, God will allow you to go through the fiery furnace, but you won’t get burned, or pass through the rough waters, but you won’t get drowned (Isaiah 43:2). God is always working on your behalf and you’re never left to fight a battle of your own. Your battles are won 2000 years ago when Christ paid the price for your victory. You can take rest knowing that whatever God allows in your life, He has planned it long before you were born to use it for your good (Romans 8:28).
We are all going through trials, struggles, and hardships in our life. No one is exempted from the sufferings to this world. Whatever you’re facing, there is always hope in Jesus, and He’s telling you to take heart because He’s in control in every situation of your life, and time will come your struggles and pain will end. He cares for you, and it’s always His purpose to bring you through your heartache and reveal more of himself to you.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33