Have you ever been in a situation that caused you to juggle multiple challenges at one time? Or maybe you found yourself in the middle of one huge unexpected battle that you could not see the end of. I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all experienced this in some way. Over last few weeks I’ve been reflecting on a season in my life that I found to be one of the most challenging.
My husband and I got married at the end of last year and we were so excited to start the next chapter of life together1 What we didn’t expect was to come home from our honeymoon to the news that my husband’s job had been moved across the country. I had previously quit my part-time job, feeling like God was telling me to make a move. Now here we were, week 2 into marriage and we have zero income! We had some savings and the prospect of a job on the horizon for my husband, but it seemed like the expenses kept piling up…
We dedicated our time and put our heart’s into Elevate Church, our friends and our family in that season. We kept praying for God to bring the job we felt he was keeping for my husband. Each month we felt our bank accounts drain as we paid for our rent, cars, groceries and every possible emergency bill you could imagine! Finally, the job came through as we were at the very end of our savings and God opened up a huge blessing.
I say all of this to say, trust the word that God gave you in the beginning. God’s promises do not grow old. He will bring you through the most difficult challenge you have ever faced and remind you that He is still taking care of you
A verse that I have been sitting on this week is Psalm 116:7. It says, “O my soul! Return and relax. Come to your true rest, for the Eternal has showered you with His favor.”
The Lord will bring us to a place where we have two choices – rest in Him or work in your own abilities.
When you rest in God, you’re surrendering yourself to His perfect plan for you. You are allowing your heart to stop worrying about what might happen and trusting in what God will make happen!
If you choose to not trust in God, you will have to carry yourself through your struggle. It might seem like the quickest solution or the easiest way out in the beginning, but you will have missed the amazing blessing God had waiting for you on the other side of trusting Him.
Now, 7 months after we first found out that we were both jobless, we are living in an overflow of blessings. We’ve been blessed with promotions in our jobs, more income than we made before and more favor in our lives. But that isn’t just because we decided to trust God through that one season. It’s because we learned to continue to trust him everyday!
Elevate family, trusting God can be so so scary. But it also produces the most blessed life. We will probably face more struggles in the future, but now we know how to deal with them and what God says about them – “Come to your true rest, for the Eternal has showered you with His favor.”