When we go through dark times in our lives, it is very easy to feel alone and consumed by the wilderness of trouble that we're in. Going through hard times is a part of life, and these times come to each and every one of us. I have been there, and so have you. Maybe you're there right now. One thing that can bring us comfort is to know that God is right there with us. Don't get angry and confused about God because of your circumstance, but rather, be thankful that He has not left you to deal with it alone. God is always right there for us!
Joseph went to prison for something that was not his fault. Genesis 39:21 says "But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison." God was with him and blessed him in his affliction, and we all know he came through. David's life was being pursued, but God was with him, and kept him! Same goes for many in the Bible. While they were in the dark, in the midst of their trial, the Lord was with them.
It's a privilege to pray and be able to feel peace that passes all understanding come over you. Many people blame their problems on God, when really, their problems are just a result of sin and our fallen nature. Things happen to you and I that are not fair; many times it is because of the bad choices and sin of others. It amazes me when I think about the people in the world that go through hell on earth, and they do not have the privilege of calling upon Jesus and knowing He will take care of them. They do not know how their situation will turn out or who will help them. If you are a child of God, you know that you can pray and get a hold of God and feel His peace, even in the midst of a raging storm. That in itself is something to thank God for! Looking back I can honestly say that some of my darkest times in life were also some of the sweetest and closest times I had with God - because He was right there. Trials cause us to hit our knees...and sometimes we really need that.
Reading Psalm 91 is very encouraging. One of the verses says "He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler."
We can hide under His wings for peace and protection.
With every storm, He provides a shelter.
With any mountain, He can make a way.
Through every dry time, there's living water.
I'm thankful I serve a God who is WITH ME in this life. This life is not perfect, but if we do what we are supposed to do on this earth and be thankful despite our pain, we will make it to heaven where everything will be perfect! No more pain and suffering! I intend on being there, how about you?