“Lord, how long does the season of suffering last?” I asked myself.
Each day I go about my daily routine, I’m unceasingly asking the Lord to provide me with a fresh word that will comfort me in my anxiousness. Having the responsibility of being a full-time wife and mom along with work and ministry is often accompanied with a great amount of pressure.
There are many times I might find myself overwhelmed. It’s in those moments (of being overwhelmed) I find meditating on God’s Word and the desires of my heart to bring me a sense of peace. Over the past few weeks I have been reflecting back on my life and beginning to recognize that God has been with me all along.
Through all the past trials and tribulations I have faced, He has been with me, giving me strength that will allow me to endure this present season. God has the provision for my life and never ceases to amaze me in all that He does.
I have realized that God has been working in my life by proportions, considering my weakness and faintheartedness. It is God that holds the divine plan for my life and if I was never faced with these pressures, I would not be able to sustain in future challenges.
I am so passionate about my Father, because He is teaching me humility in the most uncomfortable places of my life. This is my place of wilderness, where I commit to God’s divine path for my life even though it is not the quickest route. God has allowed His strength and love to keep me from looking back when I encounter unexpected dilemmas.
“It so happened that after Pharaoh released the people, God didn’t lead them by the road through the land of the Philistines, which was the shortest route, for God thought, “If the people encounter war, they’ll change their minds and go back to Egypt.”
– Exodus 13:17 (MSG)
“Lord, allow us to develop a patience in our wilderness. May our hearts chase after You and not our situations and circumstances. Help us, Lord, to heed to Your Word and follow Your divine guidance, understanding that Your ways are not like man. Let us not faint but help us to rest in You at all times. Strengthen us in our weakness and fill us with Your love so that we may be used for your glory….”