Many times when we walk through the valleys of life and through heartache and pain, we are tempted, just like so many in the Bible, to question, “Why, Lord? Why me? Why now?” In those times when we hear those questions twirling around in our thoughts, we need to stop and ask ourselves, “What does God want me to learn through this? How can I show God’s goodness to others through this? How can I be a light through my darkness?” Sometimes those questions are the hardest ones to ask ourselves. It is much easier for me to ask why. When we are given an unwanted and oftentimes terrifying diagnosis, when we are facing financial burdens, when we are facing marital and family problems, God wants us to draw nearer to Him, allowing His peace to flood our souls, allowing His strength to gird us for the battle ahead. There are many instances in Scripture that tell us to let God fight for us. We just have to find that little mustardseed sized faith that God has placed inside all of us and trust that God knew what would happen before we did, that He has already mapped out the road to take us from the valley to the mountaintop, that He will give us what we need to face each day, that He will bring good out of whatever we are going through (Romans 8:28), and that He will get the glory!
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Now therefore stand and see this great thing which the Lord will do before your eyes. (1
Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves; stand still and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem, fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord will be with you. (2 Chronicles 20:17)
But unto you that fear my name shall the Son of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.(Malachi 4:2)
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid neither be thou dismayed for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9)
For he hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5b)
The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble. (Psalm 46:1)
I will go in the strength of the Lord. (Psalm 71:16)
For thou art my lamp, O Lord, and the lord will lighten my darkness,
for by thee I have run through a troop, by my God have I leaped over a wall.
As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried.
He is a buckler to all them that trust in him.
For who is God save the Lord? And who is a rock, save our God?
God is my strength and power and he maketh my way perfect.
He maketh my feet like hind’s feet and setteth me upon my high places. (2 Samuel 22:29–34)
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