I’ll be honest. These past few weeks, well months actually, have been really difficult for me. I have been struggling to trust God in a situation in our lives.
I, to be honest, have been rather upset at Him for not working out my circumstances in the way I felt He should. I thought He was going to work it out in a different way. And it doesn’t look like He will. And yes, I am a selfish brat that wants everything MY way.
I struggle to understand the bigger picture and to understand the meaning of what God is doing in my life. But even more than that, when I can finally surrender to His will, no matter the outcome, I am at rest. I am still in this process.
And as I read and ponder today’s verses, I find that they meet me right where I am at….maybe where you are at too?
“In the day of prosperity be joyful” (that’s the part I find especially easy…no big struggle there!).
“But” (uh oh. Here come the but…)
“In the day of adversity consider: Surely God has appointed the one as well as the other, so that man can find out nothing that will come after him” (and there it is…) Ecclesiastes 7:14
Solomon is talking about embracing all that God has given us…the days of prosperity and the days of immense struggle. Solomon has seen the righteous suffer (which none of us really wants to accept) and the evil people seem to prosper.
But here’s the wonderful thing…it isn’t really us who remains steadfast, it’s our trust in HIM. He is the One who remains steadfast, no matter my failings and flailing’s. My feelings can be all over the place. I can be angry with God. I can cry and plead. Or on the flip side, can be really strong and tromp on through. None of this matters.
What matters is that HE remains steadfast.
HE never changes.
HE is good.
HE is worthy.
That is what these verses are talking about. We can safely trust in Him and His goodness, regardless of the circumstances. No, it doesn’t make it easy, but it does bring peace and comfort. Rest in that today, friend. Rest in the knowledge that He holds all of our circumstances in His hands. We can safely trust that He will remain steadfast.
How about you? Are you struggling like me? Or maybe you are in a season of joy? Let’s chat in the comments about today’s verses and study and see how we can encourage one another!
With Love from Uganda,
Did you miss Monday’s post? Read it here!