It's already 33 days with no freelance project! With consistent applications, lowered the rate and even shortlisted, still, no project closed. If I think about it, I have qualified skills and have a lot of value to offer to clients, but at this moment there are no projects coming.
As we go through this season, a new trial comes in, my mother-in-law is fighting for her life. Oh, how she loves to sleep; she has been sleeping for 5 days.
Facing trials can be frustrating, tiring, painful and we tend to ask "Why Lord", we tend to ask for answers. But in this moment, how should we really respond to such circumstance?
Let me share how I responded to endure the tests and trials through God's grace:
- I cry out to God to ask for more strength. I know for a fact that trials will help develop my character and that he desires for me to have that strong dependence on him.For me to fully learn how to depend on him and that he alone is the source of my strength.
- Give thanks. Yes, I still praise God and thankful to him that even in our difficult situation he has never left us. God has given us favours to our day to day living and even provision on my mother-in-law's hospitalization. Yes, it may be difficult to give thanks but through his grace, I am still able to say thank you, Lord.
- I continue to TRUST in HIM. I may not understand the reason behind it but I am still believing in God's goodness.
In this season of our lives, I have a God who is my refuge, a God of Comfort and a God who will not forsake me.
A righteous man may have many troubles but the Lord delivers him from them all. - Psalm 34: 19
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. - Psalm 46: 1
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand. - Isaiah 41:10
In this season of our lives, trials are not meaningless and God will always remind us that he is a big God.
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this God's will for you in Christ Jesus- 1 Thessalonians 5: 18
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. - James 1:2-4
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. - 2 Corinthians 4:17
Be still, and know that I am God. - Psalm 46:10
My friend, if you are reading this and you are going through something, Cheer up :). Even when life is difficult, there's always a big reason to smile because of God's love to you and me. His love for us is so great that he sent his son Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. Isn't that great?