Trusting God in Difficult Times is a true test of our faith.
Have you ever trusted someone and they let you down? Chances are, you answered yes to that question.
Unfortunately, we simply can’t trust everyone. Not everyone we meet can be trusted. Sometimes people break our trust on purpose, but most of the time it is unintentional.
However, once someone has broken our trust, it is hard to trust them again, isn’t it?
Trusting God in the Difficult Times
It’s such a blessing to know that there is someone that we can always trust. Yes, we can always trust God. He will not let us down. He will never fail us.
Now, we may not see how He is doing something originally, but we can be sure that He wants only the best for us. Thus, we can trust Him and how He is working something out in our lives. God is omniscient, so we can be certain that He is aware of everything going on in our lives.
But, once again, we are human beings, and we’ve been hurt or disappointed by others, and honestly, trusting isn’t always easy.
I love how God’s Word tells us stories that confirm that we can always trust Him.
Trusting God When Times are Hard
Recently, I was reading the story of King Hezekiah and was captivated by his trust of God. The freedom of his nation was at stake and he trusted God with it completely.
His prayer said it all. Listen to these beautiful words:
And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, O Lord God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.
Lord, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, Lord, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.
Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,
And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
Now therefore, O Lord our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only.
2 Kings 19:15-19 King James Version (KJV)
A wonderful story of Trusting God in the difficult times
I love this story in II Kings about King Hezekiah. God showed His mighty power in a wonderful way.
King Hezekiah begins his prayer:
- By recognizing God’s sovereignty and His complete authority over all that He created.
- He then mentions the enemy who plans to defeat him. That King had bragged that they had already destroyed many other lands. But King Hezekiah noted that those land’s gods had not protected them because they were not gods. They were simply items of wood and stone that were made by men.
- And then, in verse 19, King Hezekiah asks the Lord to save his people from this enemy, not for their own sake, but so that all would know that Jehovah was the one and only true God.
As the story continues, we see the Lord defeat King Hezekiah’s enemy in an astounding way.
I hope you will read the story for yourself. You’ll find the entire story in II Kings chapters 18 – 20.
How do you trust God when life is hard?
Are you facing a difficult time right now? Or maybe it’s a family member that is facing a trial.
May this story be a reminder to you of God’s unfailing faithfulness. You can trust Him with whatever the situation is. He cares. He wants only the best for His children.
How to pray for someone going through a hard time
A Prayer for you today:
Dear Heavenly Father, Oh how I love you.
I am so thankful that You not only created each of us, but that You are in control of all Your creation.
Lord, You know the difficulties that I / we /_______ is facing today.
You know the disappointment / hurt / fear / concern / ________.
Yet, Lord, we can rest confident in Your love for us.
Lord, I plead that You will save _______ from this situation / illness / _________ so that we may shout Your praises to all who will listen, that we can show them that You are the true and living God.
In the precious name of Jesus, I pray,
May you will feel the presence of the Lord, as you trust Him today in all circumstances. You can trust God with whatever is on your heart.
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