Have you ever had a time in your life when it seems like every time you turn around something else goes wrong or you get some not so good news.  That seems to have been the norm for me lately.  Paul tells us:

God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength but with your testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.
I Corinthians 10:13

I must keep claiming that promise day after day.  Some days it seems that I am always saying, God what are you trying to teach me? Some days I just look up and say, WHY GOD? Then I start to think about all the blessings that God has given me, my family, my health, my home, and the list just goes on, and I feel so guilty for not trusting Him and looking for what He is trying to show me. I must remember to stop and thank Him for all he has given me, all he has done for me, and what he continues to do for me.

It can be so easy to just dwell on the negative and just want to walk away for a while. But that would not solve anything. God would never give up and walk away from us. If we listen to what the world is saying then I think we would be living in a very dark, depressing place. God teaches us lessons through life events, and I need to remember He already knows the outcome and will be there for me.  When I start to feel overwhelmed, I need to claim his promise that I can leave my worries at his feet, and He will carry them for me.

Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.
Psalm 55:22

There is a song that I really like titled Confidence.  It talks about not being a warrior and asking God for Faith like Daniel, hope like Moses and a heart like David. Something as easy as listening to a song can remind me of God giving me confidence and being by my side always, knowing that with Him I can face anything. Like the songs says, I can face my giants with confidence.

So, I guess what I am learning, and I pray that you will learn or already know, is that no matter how much this world throws at us we have Jesus to give us peace and comfort.  He has our back!

“Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you, He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
Deuteronomy 31:8