It has been said that pressure in life helps us to become stronger. Our faith gets refined when we are in trials. I would agree with that. But at the same time it is hard when you going through the pressure. It is very well and good to say we need pressure to become stronger but it’s something entirely different when you going THROUGH the pressure! It is in that time and in that time alone that you see what you really believe. Some people will break under pressure. I remember breaking so many times under intense pressure. I would want to trust God but somewhere down the line I would abandon Him and take matters into my own hands. This is not pleasing to God. Trusting Him is.
We have a responsibility to trust God no matter how bad things seem to be. God wants us to trust Him. He knows no one else can help us.
I love what Psalm 116:10 says:
I believed (trusted in, relied on, and clung to my God), and therefore have I spoken [even when I said], I am greatly afflicted.
There are some very deep insights in this scripture. The first one I got is:
– What you say or confess can tell where your faith is at. A lot of us say we trust God but we are speaking wrong. We are speaking negatively. We are speaking about everything that could go wrong. We are talking about all the bad things.
The fact is simple, if you trust God that is what will come out of your mouth. You will speak of how your prayers being answered. You will praise the Lord and worship Him.
– The writer spoke about his pressure but ended by trusting in God and speaking what he believed. Like I said in one of my other posts, it’s ok to speak about what you facing. We do need to be realistic but we can’t end there. We need to end in trust.
So where are you? Do you have faith? Do your words confirm your faith?