The George Zimmerman trial has been front & center in the news for a while now. Consequently, it has often times been the topic around the water cooler or coffee breaks at work, and there has been a virtual plethora of thoughts and ideas bombarding the airways on FaceBook and Twitter. In light of the non-guilty verdict that was rendered last night, I want to offer a few words of encouragement and hope for all of us on how to cope when life throws us a change-up.
It is times like these when the devil shows up and tries to get us, God’s people, to act out of character. Understand that he has already convinced those who don’t know God to act a fool; but if He can get us to lower our standards…that would be victory for him. So we cannot and must not allow the devil to have a victory in our lives. As Christian, first & foremost, we represent God wherever we go and whatever we say. So we must realize that words spoken can never be unspoken. FB posts and tweets on Twitter are out there for the world to see. Even if you have a change of heart and delete, somebody already saw it. So always remember, “in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy path” because sometimes things happen that we just don’t understand.
We may question God in our confusion, hurt, and pain, wondering…why God? We may ask God, what are You doing? As we weep, as we mourn, and as we ask why; we do not fully understand why things are happening. But as a child of God we are not hopeless because we know we serve a living God whose love for us is far greater than our comprehension. We are hopeful and we are comforted because even though we do not yet understand, we know that God does and is on our side! So when life doesn’t make sense, we go to the one who knows all and sees all. When we don’t understand, we trust in the One who understands it all. So seek wisdom from the Word of God for the healing of your brokenness, for hope, for comfort and for reassurance, and please be encouraged because God is still omniscient and omnipotent and He is still on the throne. Psalm 46:10; “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!”
It might not make sense now, but it will all make sense one day.
- John 13:7; “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
May our trials strengthen our faith and make us stronger.
- James 1:3-4; “…the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
Look to God for strength
- Isaiah 40:29; “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
Reach out to God for comfort, hope, healing and reassurance. He will not leave us comfortless.
- Psalm 94:19; “When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gives me renewed hope and cheer.”
God is here to strengthen us, encourage us, and help us
1 Peter 5:7; “Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.”