We all face difficult challenges. For some it could be:
- Home destroyed by the recent hurricanes or flooding
- Serious health issues
- Money problems
- Loss of job
- Concern about a child
- Loss of a loved one
- and many others.
I am reminded of the words from a song, “Keep on Believing.” The chorus is:
“Keep on believing, Jesus is near,Keep on believing, there’s nothing to fear,Keep on believing, this is the way,Faith in the night as well as the day.”
Things often look different at night. Recently I was going to a house I had been to more than once, but always in the daytime. It was a dark rainy night that made the area look different. I had trouble finding the place. I turned around and kept looking. Nothing about the area had changed but it appeared very different than in the day time. I finally saw something that I recognized so then I knew where to turn and soon was at the house.
Sometimes we are perplexed when things don’t turn out the way we thought they would. God isn’t limited by what we think ought to be. At times this can be very painful and even crushing. Yet we still have to walk by faith and not go by feelings. The truth doesn’t change any more than the road I was looking for hadn’t moved or changed. Jesus said, “’I am the way, the truth, and the life,” It’s always safe to follow Him both in the day and in the night.
One of the best ways to strengthen our faith is to take time to be thankful. As we do this it is easier to keep on believing.