There are so many things people go through in this life that are disturbing. What's even more disturbing is trying to figure out all the "why's" and "how's" of everything. I do not understand why we have to go through times that are difficult. That is, I do not completely understand. I do know what the Scriptures reveal and that is that difficult times can be for testing, and Yahweh can allow us to go through valley's so that we will better understand our desperate need for Him. I also know that Yahweh can punish people with a host of plagues for their wrong doing.
We often burden ourselves in an attempt to know particulars. People lose sleep over this or that, and can never find the relief they need because their mind is constantly racing at lightning speed, bogged down with questions that are humanly unanswerable. It is in these times that we need to practice the Biblical command to lay our burdens upon Yeshua the Messiah, and let Him carry the load for us. We should pray to Yahweh through Him, with a belief that although we do not have the answers, and never will for some things, He does have all the answers. Yeshua knows all of the answers to all of our questions and problems. He was tempted in all points just as we are yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15).
I just read the other day in Philippians where Paul wrote that we are to be anxious for nothing, basically meaning that we should not be constant worriers. The remedy Paul gives for someone who worries day in and day out is that they should in every thing by prayer and supplication let their requests be made known unto God. I can't tell you how many times I've heard this verse quoted or listened to a sermon that commented upon it. It's so easy to "amen" the verse when everything is going just right in your life, but how hard it is to actually believe it and practice it when it seems like your world is caving in around you and in our minds their is no way to get out. It is the difficult times though that need to find us putting the verse to practice, asking Yahweh to help us in any way that only He knows how. He's got the answer; He knows what you should do; He will lead us and guide us in the tough times. Trust in Him. Your going to be okay; you'll come forth as gold.
Blog by Matthew Janzen. Lover of Yahweh, Yeshua, my wife and 5 children. All else is commentary.