So what happens when you get a phone call and recieve alarming news on the other end? The initial response is sometimes confusion, fear, the need for answers and/or more information.... right? Or it can be the question, "why God? why me?" But truthfully, why anybody? Why does anyone have to recieve difficult news and sometimes even more difficult events in their lives? Does it make the world a terrible place? Does it make God a mean God? Is God out to get you for some reason or another? I'm going to tell you no, no, and NO it does not. Let me explain.
About four weeks ago, my family recieved some interesting but difficult news. We didn't know what to make of it... because there were no concrete answers or solutions to the news. I myself, I was in bewilderment thinking, how does this happen to me of all people? How does this happen to us?? We love God with our lives, with our whole heart, what is a roadblock like this doing in our family? The truth is, as my husband and I have gathered with many, many family and friends to agree in prayer we've come to understand that our struggles are not against flesh and blood. No. Our struggle is against the enemy (the devil) who wants nothing more than to destroy our family, destroy our lives, and destroy our faith. The only problem with the enemy's plans...... our God is way BIGGER than any plan he can come up with to destroy us. We have our faith, we have prayer (which by the way is the strongest most powerful tool you possess to dominate any situation!), we have the Word of God (another incredibly powerful tool if it is verbally and prayerfully claimed in prayer), and we have a God that defeated death itself on the cross and resurrected to give life to us all if we believe.
"Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world." 1 John 4:4
God is greater than any situation or any person that causes you opposition because of your firm faith and trust in him as you pray consistantly about your circumstances and/or your opposition. Another verse that I've been faithfully keeping in constant prayer, Ephesians 6:15-18.
God is faithful and he is good. When your find yourself in struggle, chances are your faith is being stretched. Don't be afraid of it, embrace it with the Word of God and consistant prayer to Him for his favor in your life or in the lives of your loved ones.