1 Corinthians 2:9-10 (NIV):
However, as it is written:
“No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no human mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him”—
but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
Are you struggling in your daily walk with God? Do you try to seek out and think about God, only to have the worries and struggles of this world to cause you to lose your focus on God? Have you ever felt that God was distant as you encounter life’s many obstacles and frustrations? If you have – you are not alone! All believers go through periods of uncertainty and doubt. Satan wants you to believe that you are not good enough for God to care about you. He wants to bring up your past sin and failures to make you believe that you are not worthy of God’s love and mercy. You must remember that God loves you and cares deeply about you. And most importantly, God is always present with you, as you go through the many highs and lows of life on this earth.
I read a passage from a book the other day on this text from 1 Corinthians: “You are never alone, for I am at your right hand. Never despair, for I am watching over and caring for you. Be not anxious. What seems to you to be at present a difficult situation is all part of My planning, and I am working out the details of circumstances so that I may bless you and reveal Myself to you in a new way.” From the book: Come Away My Beloved by Frances J. Roberts, p. 14.
Earlier this week, I was having a difficult time with a work related problem, and I felt completely overwhelmed and alone. I had begun my day praying to God for help but as soon as I was out in the world, I felt as if I would be crushed under the weight of my worries and I allowed my mind to wander away from God. Throughout that day, I struggled and I fought with my own strength to solve my problem, but to no avail. I was completely overcome with anxiety and despair and I felt as if I were on a ground of sinking sand.
As I came home that afternoon, I was mentally and physically exhausted. I wondered why God seemed so distant during my day and I almost felt defeated and without any hope. I fell asleep early that night and woke up the next morning already worrying about the day ahead. And then I began to pray for God’s help. I asked, no I begged God, for the ability to feel His presence throughout my day. I admitted my human weakness and I told God that I was going to trust Him and I would cast all my burdens and anxieties upon Him, just as the Apostle Peter advised. “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7.
In the midst of our despair we must always remember that God is watching over us and caring for us. Even as we are faced with difficult situations in life, we must have enough faith to realize that God will use these times of struggle in order to strengthen us and bless us in a new and better way. Remember that God continues to be in charge of this world that we live in – God is walking with us and ahead of us at all times. So keep your focus upon God and allow Him to lead you down the path that He has already prepared for you. God loves you and always wants the very best for you and He is with you every step of the way!
There is one verse of scripture that I always turn to that serves to remind me of God’s continued presence in my life and it is from the Old Testament. 2 Chronicles 16:9: For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.