Through the years of my own personal experiences and also helping other people through difficult times in their lives, I have seen the benefits of trusting God even when life does not make sense. Why is this happening to me? Why doesn’t God answer my prayers the way I had hoped? Our soul seems to ache and cry out that this shouldn’t happen and it is so unfair. It is normal to have those thoughts and feelings but we do not need to let them debilitate us for a long period of time. It is in moments like these, that we are reminded of the harsh reality that we do not live in perfect world. God knew this and that is one of the reasons He sent us Jesus to be our Savior so we may have the promise of Eternal Life and His peace in the midst of difficulties and disappointments in this life. Even Jesus acknowledged the difficulty in living in an imperfect world when He said “ I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows, But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”( John 16:33)
The comfort we are seeking isn’t found in finding the answers to all our questions but it is personally seeking and experiencing God’s presence in the midst of the heartache.This process takes time, but God can and will help navigate you through the uncertainty of the future as you trust in Him. Your path through this, is unique as your fingerprint. You can gain encouragement from His Word, similar experiences from others, but also from other sources that He has uniquely designed for you. It is a blend of all of these, that gives us hope and strength to get through it all. This is how we can trust in God when life doesn’t make sense.
“Base your happiness on your hope in Christ. When trials come endure them patiently, steadfastly maintain the habit of prayer.” – Romans 12:22