No one likes feeling uncomfortable. Our natural instinct is to run away from whatever makes us feel uneasy. But it’s when we go through the trials and hardships that we come out stronger than ever before. Trust God in the uncomfortable.
I don’t like feeling uncomfortable.
What makes me uncomfortable you might ask? Worry.
My natural tendency is to run away from situations that will worry me or take things into my own hands when I fear things won’t go my way.
I was faced with an uncomfortable situation where I found myself whispering to God, “please bring that person away, it’s only making it harder for me to go through what you’ve asked me to do.”
But it was in that moment when I realized that I wasn’t trusting God completely.
If I had trusted God, I wouldn’t be asking God to remove that person in my life. It’s tempting to ask God to remove the difficulties in our lives, but it’s during those times that God wants us to learn the strength of being still in him.
Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God..”
Despite the hardships we go through, we can still rest knowing that He is God. There’s no need to run away from the uncomfortable. Even in the midst of our storms, we must remember that God is still God – sovereign, almighty, and good.
Could we be so strong to withstand any storm? The answer is yes, but that kind of strength can only happen when we persevere through trials and testing. James 1:3-4 says, “because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
We must persevere and commit our ways to God to be unshakeable and strong. Matthew 7 describes two houses; one house that was able to withstand any storm and another that fell and crashed.
What was the difference between the two houses? One house was built on solid foundation, while the other was built on sinking sand.
Jesus says in Matthew 7:24-25, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”
If we want to be like a house that stands firm despite the winds and waves, we must persevere through the discomfort. When we learn to persevere and put God’s word into practice, we will be what James 1 describes “mature and complete, lacking nothing.” As we abide in God in the midst of our uncertainties, we are building our lives on a strong foundation that will leave us unshakeable.
God tests us through trials to strengthen us for what is yet to come.
I want my foundation to be built on God. No matter what storm or discomfort I may face, I want to be able to still stand. I want to be a child of God who doesn’t let anything shake her.
Will you continue to trust God despite the discomfort and worry? Will you believe that God is in control no matter how uncomfortable your situation may be?
Psalm 18:2 says, “The Lord is my solid rock, my fortress, my rescuer.”
When God becomes our foundation and fortress, nothing can shake us. Embrace your hardships because it’s through the difficulties that you will find yourself strengthened like never before. Trials and tests will only make you stronger.
It’s easy to wish away your storms, but then why would there be a need for a fortress? Why would there be a need for God? You will face many storms in your life, but you can rest knowing God is your fortress. He loves you and always has the best in store for you.
Psalm 3:5-6 reminds us to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” God is in the business of making our lives good and stable.
Do you trust God with all your heart? Or is there still a little part of you that is still doubting God’s goodness and sovereignty?
Trust the process and God’s faithfulness. Perseverance will prepare you to be unstoppable for the plans that God has for you. With God, you can face any storm. So remember, trust God in the uncomfortable.
Prayer: Lord, help me to trust you even in the uncomfortable. I know your ways are always pure and good.