Again, I was listening to music the other day, and came across another
thought-provoking song. It talks about the trials that God puts us through, but no matter what, we still belong to Him.
But there is one line of the song that really made me think:
"If I lost it all, would my hands stay lifted,
to the God who gives and takes away?"
I always think about stuff like this. I have been through some tough times in life, and I always look to God for help through these times, and later I realize why He was doing what He was doing at that time.
But then I look at how much other people are tested, way than me, and they talk about how God has helped them through their trials. I think "Wow! They have a really strong faith in God! I don't know what I'd do if I was in that situation."
I know it's so stupid to say "bad things happen because God is testing us," but it's so true, God wants to see if we can trust Him after all he puts us through. This is where the thought process starts. I don't have to wonder what would happen if I was put in a worse situation. God puts me in the situations He knows I can handle, even though He is testing me, He always knows what the outcome will be. He puts different people in different situations knowing that they can handle certain situations.
I have a strong faith in God, and all of the trials that I have been through have only made it stronger. At first I'm always curious about why in the world He would do this to me, and then later I look back and think "Wow!"
But I also want to add, God doesn't want bad things to happen to us, He doesn't make our lives miserable (that's Satan's job). He will let the storms and the clouds come into our lives, but once we get through the storms, He will send the sun and rainbow. He lets the waters rise, but He doesn't sit there and let us drown (we might struggle, but the water never overtakes us).
No matter what we are put through in our life, we will always belong to God.
(You knew the video had to be comin', so here it is)
I'm Still Yours