When things are going smoothly, it’s easy to say, “Yeah, God, I trust You.”
You’re on the mountaintop. Everything is so good. Work, family, friends. Even worship comes easy.
But sooner or later, we are all going to leave the mountain and face the valley. It could be a lost job. Trouble with children. A death. Those moments shake us to our core. It’s easy to look into the unknown and panic. But the same God that was beside you on the mountaintop is there with you in the valley.
Those moment when the problem seems too great for us and we can’t see the path ahead, saying you trust God is easy, but actually trusting Him to get you through the unseen is hard.
Isaiah 58:11 says,
And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
A few years back, I lost my mother and my father-in-law in the space of eight months. My heart was breaking and it was hard to see the path ahead. Praying was hard, because I didn’t understand. But I poured out my heart to God and He helped me to understand that sometimes healing does not come this side of heaven.
Though it is still hard, and I miss them terribly, God has been moving me forward, one tiny step at a time, and I am trusting Him as He leads me through the valley to the next mountaintop.
So, no matter what you are going through, even if you can’t see the path ahead, put your hand in God’s and trust Him. He will get you where you need to be.