Psalm 25:3 says No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.
God’s Word says, if you put your trust in Him, you will NEVER be put to shame. It does not say that the middle part of your journey will be easy.
So often, Christian’s are expected to get to the hallelujah part of the story. You know. It’s the even-though-I-am-going-through-I-must-smile-and-nothing-bothers-me posture. For some, it’s an act they feel they must put on. For others, it is for real. There has been a change in their perspective (they are no longer looking at their circumstances but are looking to Christ) on the inside which totally transforms their outward actions. But how do you get there?
My suggestion? Acknowledge that your situation sucks! We try so hard to jump to the glory part of the story, regardless of if we are there or not, just so we don’t have to feel the discomfort of the current situation. What we need to do is admit that it sucks! Admitting that it sucks an act of humility. It is admitting that your circumstance is bigger than you are. It’s God sized and only He can fix it but you must let Him fix it His way and in His time. His way is always best way though, often times, it won’t feel like it. The flesh never wants to do things God’s way.
I’ve had to acknowledge, once again, that my situation sucks! In order for me to buy something else for Jazmine, I have to get rid of something she already has because we don’t have the room to add anything else. I have to donate some clothes that I fit and I still wear because I don’t have the room to keep them all. (Yes, it’s a blessing to have so many articles of clothing but unnecessary donation due to lack of space sucks!)
By admitting that something in your life sucks, you are also admitting that you can’t fix it. You might have been fighting it but you can’t fix it. You very well may have gotten yourself into something but God is the only one who can get you out. So, free yourself up right now and say it with me. THIS SUCKS!