There has been a lot going on in my life right now. I know I am not the only one. I know that there are people all over the world that are going through their own difficult times and are faced with their own trials. I know that being a christian does not mean that life will be easy and smooth.
I've been reminded in Revelations 1:8 that God was always there and He will always be there. He is constant and He never changes. It reads, "'I am the Alpha and the Omega,' says the Lord God, 'who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.'"
And just this morning, when listening to a christian sister read out of her devotional, I was reminded that God is enough. 2 Corinthians 12:9 reads "And He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.' Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me." He doesn't need me to do it on my own. He needs me to be open and willing and listening. He doesn't need me to be strong. He can use the cowering, whimpering, sniveling, whiney ME!
Above all. Above your sickness. Above your job loss. Above the death of your loved one. Above your infertility. Above your marriage problems. Above anything and everything, GOD IS GOOD! James 1:2-6 reads, "Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let the endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind."
I hope you are as encouraged by the Word as I have been.