Even as believers, sometimes life kicks us in the gut. We get caught off guard and punched in the face out of the blue. Our world rocks, our faith shakes, our spirit trembles. You pick up the phone to learn a loved one is in harm’s way or that they fell and broke a bone. You go to bed next to your spouse, knowing tomorrow the two of you will continue doing life together. Morning comes, and you awake only to discover that the Lord has called your soul mate home. Your family goes on a trip, you wish them well, expecting them to return home safe and sound, but another driver wipes them out and wrecks your life in the process. What do you do when life violently shakes you to your core?
Honestly, if you aren’t a believer, I don’t know what you do. I can’t tell you how to cope or make sense of it all. Because it doesn’t.
But, as a believer, I can share these three bold truths with you as a means of encouraging you during your time of tribulation.
As a believer, remember your commitment to Christ. Because you have placed your faith and trust in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are able to stand on his promises, lean on his strength, and rest in his power.
In addition to being rooted in Christ, your faith is firmly grounded in God’s Word. The Bible will give you nourishment and gird your faith during difficult times. Scripture is your anchor through life’s storms and trials.
Remember, you are not alone. As a believer and follower of Christ, you have an entire community to draw upon. They will walk with you, alongside you, encouraging and comforting you as you battle the troubles of this world.
These are three bold truths that believers can hold onto during difficult times.