One thing for certain is that through out life their will be many twists and turns, ups and downs. It is easy to trust God when things are under control, but what about when all hell is breaking loose? Habakkuk 3:18 states” Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation”. As we know circumstances are not always under our control and it is during such times that our faith is being tested and refined.
Have you ever had one of those days” Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”? Getting up late, no hot water left for the shower, or a flat tire. These types of days are considered a bad day. Regardless the circumstance or situation what matters most is the response. God is always in control, Joshua 1:5 gives us the assurance that God’s abiding presence is always with us, “There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee”.
In spite of mishaps, disappointments or let downs God is always in full control, if we trust God, then no matter how dark the night gets, we believe that the light will shine again. (Rom 8:28) “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose”.
If we trust God we will not find it difficult to give thanks with a grateful heart, even on those Murphy’s Law days. It is a choice to rejoice and to trust. It is a choice to believe and to hope. It shouldn’t matter what the future looks like as long as we know who controls our future. “If God be for us, who can be against us”. (Rom8:31)
By: Missionary Karen Mason