As we have learned about the winter and wilderness seasons, as well as King David’s life, we’ve come to the understanding that difficult times often bring mixed blessings and that they always serve a purpose. I have a few practical tips that can help you better manage these difficult times in your life, which will surely occur. First and foremost, avoid asking too many questions.
It’s natural to want to know why something bad is happening to us, so we ask questions like, “Why is this happening to me?” “What does this mean?” or “What does this mean?” While I don’t want you to feel bad about asking those questions, I do want to reassure you that you don’t need to know all the answers. Whenever something bad happened to our son, Cohen, who suffers from seizures, I remember we wanted to know everything there was to know about it. We became engrossed in the will’s and what-ifs, asking ourselves questions like “What does this mean for him as an adult?” and “Will this influence his schooling?” The difficulty is that knowing the facts and asking the right questions didn’t help us help him. That’s why we chose to trust Jesus, love our son, provide the best care we can, and believe that his finest days are yet to come. This is also something I recommend you do in your own life!
Friend, no matter how circumstances appear, put your trust in the Lord and strengthen your faith. Keep placing one foot in front of the other, focusing on His goodness rather than your worries. As Marcus Aurelius once said, “A cucumber is bitter, throw it away. There are briars in the patch, turn aside from them.” There’s a lot of good advice there, and I recommend that you pay attention to it. Every season, Jesus is with you, and He will take you through to the other side of every challenge you face. Even if you don’t have all the answers, you can relax because you know the One who does! Isn’t that wonderful news?