When problems come

If there’s such a thing as bad week — no, i mean worst week — this must be it. Every aspect of my life this week is a mess. Work, family, ministry — I can’t be detailed in a public place like this, but really, everything seems to be so wrong this week.

A few minutes ago, in my deepest, darkest hour of the day, I had to run to the Father. God, speak to me at this moment. I need you to tell me something, anything. Just tell me you’re there and that everything will be OK.

I grab my Bible. Opened it and landed on Romans 5. OK, gotta find for promises, anything that can give me some spiritual carbohydrates to move on.

The first 2 verses doesn’t make sense. It talks about faith and sharing God’s glory. Lord, I don’t need doctrines today, anything you want to tell me aside from this? He said, just read on.

Ah, suddenly, verses 3 to 5 make sense!

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us — they help us learn to endure. And endurance develops strength of character in us, and character strengthens our confident expectation of salvation. And this expectation will not disappoint us. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. (NLT)

Voice so clear! Once again, the Holy Spirit proves Himself actively participating in my life’s affairs. Thank you Lord.