Trials

trials

“I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples. You with your arm redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah”
Psalms 77:11-15 ESV

 

The Psalmist was going through a time of struggles and challenge, much like the trials all of us face at one time or another. In fact, he was so burdened by his trials that he couldn’t really sense God’s presence in his life; yet in the midst of it all he didn’t give up, he began to press in and to remember his own personal testimony of how he had been touched by God, along with the testimony of how he had touched others. He had learned the secret of looking backward for the courage of walking forward. By looking backward he could see the powerful and amazing ways God had worked in his life, and if God did those things in his past, is there any limit to what He can do in the future?

 

Can you imagine what it would be like if you had never seen the sunrise? If you didn’t know it would come up tomorrow, then to see it set today would be devastating. We would be full of fear and trembling and would wonder how we could survive. But we have seen the beauty of the sunrise, and no matter how dark the night becomes, we know it will arrive. That is the promise God gives us of His presence; no matter how difficult and challenging your live becomes, keep your eyes and heart open because God is coming to lift you out of the darkness and to give you the strength to stand in the light of his promise.