Matt 11:28 Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
Welcome to today’s blog post. I trust you are good. I pray that as you read today’s post, God makes the post personal to you.
A tough time could be a time when you are going through a disappointing moment, an expectation being dashed, trust being betrayed, feeling unloved, a broken heart, losses in diverse forms, financial bankruptcy, academic setbacks, guilt or might not even fall into any of these. The definition of a tough time is relative for you.
Whatever definition it is for you, you can say it feels like a time of despair (a complete loss or absence of hope) but at that moment, you are not hopeless. Tough times are really sensitive periods.
Let’s talk about the story of Abraham and Sarah, your story might not be the same but it’s something you can learn from. In this blog post, you will learn about what to do and what not to do during tough times. I pray that God opens your heart for you to learn.
Abraham and Sarah were married. For many years, they had no child and it was a challenging period for them even though God had given them His Word of promise beforehand that they would become parents of nations. Sarah became so tired of waiting and Sarah said to her husband and adviced him to lay with Hagar, her maid. Abraham did that and it led to regret. Genesis 21:11
What to do during tough times.
Firstly, you should note that your relationship with God matters. Your walk with God prior to tough times matters. You don’t prepare for a battle while in the battlefield, you prepare before the battle. This is not a reason you should have a quality walk with God, but because the quality of your walk with God will play a role during tough times.
During this period, do not put The Holy Spirit in a box. The Holy Spirit is the Comforter. Don’t give room for only the explosive dimension of The Holy Ghost. God is very intentional about every part of your life. Open your heart to God.
During tough times, pour out your heart to God. Your anger, frustration, pain, whatever thing you feel, tell God about it. Tell Him how you feel. Let His comforting ministry find expression.
But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you.
John 14:26 AMP
What not to do during tough times.
During tough times, don’t move out of God’s timing, things might not be going as planned but don’t seek a Plan B, wait on God. Don’t use your strength to fix things. You will end up failing.
“For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that the shoots of it will not cease nor fail, [but there is no such hope for man].
Job 14:7 AMP
Irrespective of your hopeless state, there is still hope. Tough times should draw you close to God and not take you far from God. The woman with the issue of blood faced a tough time, she was bleeding for many years but she knew that if she moved close to God, she would get her healing.
If you are facing a tough time, just talk to God about it now. Don’t blame yourself, don’t blame Him, don’t blame situations, just talk to God. Find rest in God. Isaiah 26:3
Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up ; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting— for he will never disappoint you !
Psalms 27:14 TPT
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