We all know that as we walk through life, challenges will appear. The direction we
thought life would or should take becomes a twisted pathway. I have friends that are struggling with their financial support, a friend in the hospital with a very serious illness, a friend who just lost her daughter suddenly, a friend who has decided to give up what she thought was her dream job to stay in OKC, and I’m having some major challenges with my residency paperwork.
So, as I sat down to work on this I decided to listen to some old music on my iPod. The gift – “No Doubt” by Petra.
So, in honor of all of us that are walking through challenges I give you Petra.
There are times when you feel like you can’t go on There are times when you feel like giving in And there are times when youfeel like you can’t try anymore There are times of trouble in believing This test of your faith will last As long as it takes to pass Till you have no more doubt you’ll endure And your faith will emerge true and pure
No doubt it’ll be alright With God it’ll work together for good No doubt in the end it will be understood No doubt it’ll all work out With faith He can move any mountain for us No doubt in the power of Jesus And after all is done we find out All we really need to have is no doubt
There’s a time to take a reckless leap of faith There’s a time to be cautious and to wait And there’s a way of learning from the past That this time of trouble won’t last And sometimes we want to think we know The ways He will choose to make us grow But it’s never the way of our choosing And we can’t always see what He’s using
There will be winters in the seasons of our soul With a cold and bitter wind that chills our lives But our faith can be building a fire That will warm us ’til springtime arrives
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11
While the promises in Jeremiah weren’t written specifically to us, they still ring true today. God will be found — if we seek Him.