We will all face troubles and difficult circumstances, it’s a given. When we face these tough times, we sometimes forget that God is right there, listening to us and addressing our needs. Our circumstances can cause us to drift away from God and not trust that His plan is right for us. The truth is God knows and understands the hopes and fears we keep in our hearts. In fact, He’s the best listener and can get us through our troubles. Psalm 34:17-18 says, “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” God promises that through our faith, we will have victory because Jesus Christ has overcome the world. We should be encouraged to push through these circumstances knowing that we have the power to overcome! Here are seven things God wants you to always remember.
God’s Love Runs Deep
God loves you tremendously. No action you make and no sin that you commit can make Him love you any less. The Bible tells us, “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him” (1 John 3:1). When we are going through tough times, it’s important that you remember that God loves you – no matter how many mistakes you make or how many times you are angry with Him. God doesn’t love us for superficial, earthly reasons. God loves you for you.
Miracles Are Real
Miracles are not only real, but they are also happening every day. When you are in a very hard situation, God wants you to remember this. Deuteronomy 10:21 says. “He is the one you praise; He is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.” These miracles show up in every dream that you have that comes true, in every enlightening moment you have, in every person who has moved or transformed your life, and in every person you love – in these very moments, God’s making miracles happen. These miracles aren’t always going to be big. Sometimes, they are small. He is bringing you small miracles so that you can believe in the bigger ones. Look around you. When you look for the small miracles, you will see that they are everywhere.
God Carries Us Through the Storms
God wants us to always remember that our times of trial can make us stronger. We know that God can carry us through the storms of life because the Bible tells us so. Scripture tells us, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze” (Isaiah 43:2). Every difficult situation you face, whether big or small, is preparing you to be stronger. God will use your trials to produce greater faith and strength if you allow Him to. Your pain has purpose, even when you don’t understand why in this moment.
God’s Plan For Our Life is Perfect
God has a special plan for your life. Before you were even born, God knew about your life and your purpose and these plans are for good! The Bible tells us, “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). God has a perfect plan for you. Sometimes it seems like His plans are always different from our plans, but His plans are always perfect. He never does it all at once, just step by step because He wants to teach us to walk by faith, not by sight. It’s important that we are patient and trust in His timing.
God Will Always Be By Your Side
God always wants you to remember that He will never leave you. He will always be by your side. God is always present in your life, even in when you’re lost or facing very troubling hours. It’s important that you remain faithful and not lose hope. The Bible tells us, “And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast” (1 Peter 5:10). You may feel like you’re alone, but God is right there. Scripture promises that the Lord will fight for us. We only need to be still. Trust that God is a constant presence in your life.
God is the Great Physician
There’s no wonder that there are so many accounts of Jesus healing people during His earthly ministry. The Bible tells us that Jesus was sent to heal the broken-hearted and that He will restore our health and heal our wounds. Jesus not only carries all of your pain, but also has the power to heal you. Even in times of difficulty and uncertainty, God wants us to know that He is present and able to make us whole again. The beautiful part is that when God heals and restores, our lives are transformed. Trust in His healing power.
God Hears Your Every Need
God is always listening to you and hears your every need, every time you speak and every time you call on Him. Even when you doubt that God is listening, He always proves that He is. God is always tuning in to hear what our concerns are. Sometimes, you may think that God isn’t listening because your prayers aren’t being answered the way you wanted or it’s simply difficult to hear what He’s trying to say. The truth is, you need to turn the volume of the world down to hear God’s voice. When life gets hard, allow His voice to speak over your fears.
God knows and understands every difficult situation you’re facing and wants to help you through it. We should always remember that God is on our side and that when the chips are down, He will never leave or forsake us.