Circumstances may be against you.
God has me pondering and reveling in one of my most loved verses. "Give thanks to Lord, for He is good, His faithful love endures forever!" Psalm 136:1. Everything about this verse is drawing us back to remember God's goodness in our lives. It means He hasn't forgotten about your current situation. He hasn't been scared of how your gonna pay your bills or if your family discord is going to be resolved, or even how you're going to accomplish all the dreams in your heart that have been barren for some time now. These and a lifetime of other scenarios are all things that God has handled and He's prepared to be faithful in them. Since God never changes, when it says 'He is good,' that accounts for the fact that He was good, is good, and will be good. What a reassuring thought!
Doubt may be prevalent.
When it comes to worrying about life's demands or doubting your ability, I'm preaching to the choir. In the most recent turn of events, Ryan and I are still believing for a job for him. Don't get me wrong we still wonder why God brought Ryan to teach at Northlake Christian School just to take him out a year later. Why would such a great opportunity to mentor these kids and teach them be taken away? My answer: I don't know yet. My flesh can be so strongly invested in the physical things that all hope for the eternal things quickly becomes lost. Where was was the disconnect though? How did I forget how great and big my God is?
But His love is stronger.
The reality of it all is that we are the source of the disconnect. God is always for us not against us. Somehow we become our own enemy, by letting the world, people, and things keep our eyes blinded to the goodness of God and we carry a weight that isn't meant for us. His enduring love is strong enough to see your life with all it's ups and downs and say, "I'M MORE THAN ENOUGH!" If God is our portion in life than we have nothing to worry about people!
Again, preaching to the choir here.
HIS perfect love endures forever; nothing and no else can have a love like God.
His PERFECT love endures forever; His love is flawless and will never come up short.
His perfect LOVE endures forever; His love is selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional.
His perfect love ENDURES forever; When the storms of life come, His love never wavers.
His perfect love endures FOREVER; All these attributes together would be nothing if His perfect love wasn't eternal and everlasting.
When you embrace, proclaim and believe this truth in your life, your doubts and weakness will be nothing in light of His great love. As I put this to practice I also invite you to keep yourself poised and ready to praise God through your circumstances and remember His goodness and love in everything.