I don’t know about you, but I have definitely had times in my life where every desire, dream, intention, and just basic get through the day, has been disrupted by the chaos of storms and battle. One day it is sunshine, butterflies and goodness, and the next agitation, let downs, and sorrow. Though, how do we stand in the center of something like major financial stress or being attacked by people and go on? It is because of God and His perfect order of approach. “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,” James 1:2 (NKJ); consider all the ugly and remember Who is on the throne. The Lord wants us to allow Him to be God, and place our burdens at His feet. Trust Him over what the world is throwing at you. Not being annoyed of the circumstance, or complaining of each misfortune.
God wants trust with patience. Our submissiveness to release it all, and follow His lead in the trial, accept His will, and stand firm in faith. Have patience that reflects the calm of Christ, knowing a vital truth reigns over any affliction, the Lord has heard your cry and is responsive to your prayer. What is on the other end of the chaos, may not be what one wants initially, but what is better for long term. His ways are higher, and His love is constant and perfect. In the practice of trusting the Lord, in the practice of patience in the situation, in the practice of counting it all as joy, the Father will provide all fullness and richness of blessing and care. Give God space to work in your life and work in the midst of the gloom, and there you will see amazing glory and growth.
“But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing,” (James 1:4 NKJ).