The society of today has a drastically different mindset than believers should have when approached with adversity. Many in the world would say the solution when you’re having trouble overcoming an obstacle is to put your head down and try harder, don’t give up. While there is truth to this principle, the better solution is to let go and let God. To relinquish control of the situation into God’s hands and let Him provide and protect.
Do you recognize God’s amazing grace in your life? Oftentimes, we lose sight of the grace of God amidst our day-to-day life. We forget that we have everything to be excited and thankful about! We forget that the trials that life brings day to day actually are nothing in comparison to the goodness and graciousness of our Father!
What do we do when times get tough, and we find it difficult to praise the Lord? This very situation is outlined in Psalm 103 by David. When David finds himself in a difficult spot and finds it hard to continue to worship the Lord, he reminds himself of who the Lord is and all that He has done for him!
We each must come to recognize that God has plans for each of our lives. Whether or not we follow His guidance in our lives is up to us. So, when you feel the Lord guiding you, are you quick to follow His promptings? Or do you operate according to your fleshy desires? We need to be intentional in both living out the plans God has for us and giving Him the glory that comes with it!