Sometimes life just isn’t fair.
Sometimes people are hard hearted and mean.
Sometimes others don’t get what they deserve for their wrong doings.
Sometimes we don’t seem to get what we deserve for our ‘right-doings’.
Sometimes the troubles of life, and listening to all the bad news in the media, can make even the most faithful of believer begin to doubt where God is in the midst of the troubles of this broken world.
Honestly, sometimes it becomes hard to trust God.
My Proverbs 31 devotion today addresses some of these frustrations and how easy it is to feel upset with God when circumstances in our world, and in our personal circumstances, seem to keep growing worse instead of better.
We wonder why God isn’t intervening to bring the “wicked” to justice, why He isn’t “fixing” our problems, why the voices of those who love Him get drowned out by non-believers, and why He seems to be getting pushed farther and farther to the back burner of today’s society.
I think we have all fallen prey at times to the whispers of the enemy who wants us to not only begin doubting God and His ways, but to begin questioning if God is really Someone we can put our trust in. Whispers with the sole intention of causing us to stumble and hopefully turn our backs on God, especially when it appears He has turned His back on us.
If we listen to these whispers long enough, we may eventually find ourselves in a crisis of faith. That’s why it’s so crucial to stay focused on the truth that although sometimes life is hard, in all times God is still in control – and that He is always trustworthy.
The best way to keep our faith strong in the midst of hard times is to stay grounded in God’s Word. When our hearts are full of scripture, our faith will drown out the whispers full of doubt, and stay focused on holy whispers of truth and strength.
As promised in today’s devotion, I have created a free printable of comforting verses to tuck into our hearts and help us stay grounded in our faith when the world seems to be going crazy all around us. To download the printable, CLICK HERE to visit my Free Resources page.
I would so love to fill up the comment section with God’s promises to encourage all readers! So if you have a favorite scripture that brings you comfort and serves as a reminder of God’s sovereignty when living in this broken world starts taking a toll on your heart, leave it in a comment! (email subscribers: please click here to leave your comment/favorite verse)