What are your fears in life? Fear of having nothing to eat? Fear of death? Fear of losing someone you love? Fear of being alone? What if you’ll be in that situation? Will you turn your back to the Lord? Will you question His existence in your life?
We, people, believers or not, we tend to align our belief to the Lord to the richness of our lives. When we suddenly lose that richness and we experience hardships, we blame Him for not working out things in our lives. Do God really want to make us suffer sometimes? Ofcourse NO! The Lord loves us so much that even the darkest moment of our lives won’t separate us from His love. (Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Hall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? – Romans 8:35 ) Every time that you’ll feel like you just want to give up your relationship with the Lord because you are suffering so much, remember the word of Job- the man who has kept His faith to the Lord despite of the great sufferings in his life, “will we just receive goodness from the Lord and not hardships?” Indeed, we should not be just ready to accept good things from the Lord, even to those hardships, He can show us that He is our great God!
Another thing, hardships in our lives will be an avenue for the Lord to use us to minister to other people. How can you ever minister to someone if you haven’t experienced downfall in your life? How will you testify that the Lord was indeed your healer if you haven’t been sick? Remember that the Lord will never give you something that you cannot survive and everything that you’ll be going through will still be giving glory to the Lord.