Life’s challenging obstacles can cause us to feel overwhelmed with heartache, sadness, and despair. During these challenging experiences or times in our lives, it is vital that we draw close to God so He will draw close to us!
Although you face troubles, remember that God, our heavenly, all-knowing Father, knew what you would encounter before the foundations of the earth were laid at your feet.
That unpleasant, life-changing experience you faced might’ve been a shock to you, but God knew about that before He created you! He already set up an internal encouragement system within you to assist you during difficult times!
Despite the setbacks, detours, and pit falls you have faced, remember that God has a purpose for you that will be fulfilled.
In scripture, David experienced a devastating, overwhelming event. David returned home with his men only to find that the Amalekites raided and burned his land with fire and took captive the women and children. My personal story is similar to his. David and the people who were with him wept until they were too exhausted to weep any more, and the people with David spoke of stoning him or better yet I know of a person personally that has had the similar done onto him.
Everyone was affected and in distress, but God came through in timely encouragement. Remember David had a relationship with God; David was a worshiper and a man after God’s own heart. So even in the midst of distress, the scripture states that David felt strengthened and encouraged in the LORD His God and sought God’s direction regarding his troubles and David recovered all that the enemy stole from him. The person I know awaits word on similar matters.
After David encouraged himself in God, I believe he was able to inquire of God’s direction because he had faith and witnessed God’s provision, protection, and promises performed in the past and knew without a doubt that God would come through for him. The time can drag by that is why we need to stay in His word even more.
You’ve probably experienced a situation similar to David when your steps were ordered to return to a place and everything was totally out of your control, individuals connected to you were negatively impacted and their actions and words indicated that they wanted to get rid of you! Let this be encouragement to you that no matter the situation you are facing or have faced, allow God’s encouragement system to kick in (The Holy Spirit) and inquire of Him at all times regarding your route of divine recovery. God comes through on time for you!