Trust the Process
Often times, we need encouragement. We have so many questions, but not enough answers. In moments of doubt or heaviness it is important to pray, but even more important to reach out to other warriors. Recently I reached out to a fellow warrior, and she brought everything into perspective.
You see, although there are struggles that you are facing God is still there. Trials and tribulations are all apart of the plan. The enemy can not touch you without God allowing it. This means that He will allow the devil to test you, but it is not to harm you. Look at Job. Job served God faithfully. He loved God, and He lived a life that was pleasing in God’s eyes. However, the enemy was still able to test him. Job 1:8-12 says, “And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?” 9 Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for no reason? 10 Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.” 12 And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand.” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.”
Now what you have to understand first is that the enemy was prowling, and looking to start trouble. God told him to test Job, but God also knew that Job trusted God wholeheartedly. Although the devil stole everything from Job, his faith in God stood strong. He did not give up on God, or curse Him. The enemy stole all of Job’s wealth, his children, and his health but God restored all of it. Because Job continued to trust God, he was blessed with an overflow and abundance. Get this, the enemy was only able to test Job because God gave him permission to do so. God knew that from his test would come a testimony. Going back to Jeremiah 29:11, we know that God’s plan is to prosper us and not to harm us. Job felt emotions through his testing period, but from the testing he was blessed.
When you are going through, do not doubt God. Thank Him for the plan that He has for your life. Thank Him that His intentions are not to harm you, but to give you an expected end. Thank Him because your testimony will draw other souls to Christ. The enemies job is to stir up trouble. He does his job well, BUT God does His job better. The devil is not stronger than God, and God will vindicate you from the hand of the enemy. Be encouraged and know that this too shall pass. God will give you double for your trouble (Isaiah 61:7).