Loago Kgosietsile is a graduate lives and works in Palapye, Botswana. She is an avid reader and occasionally write notes her blog blog Elgeesite and loves traveling.She believes in women empowerment and admires women who strive towards becoming the best versions of themselves.She is a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. One of her favorite scriptures is Jeremiah 33:3
Trusting and believing God when everything else doesn’t make sense is one of the hardest things to do. Sometimes it is hard to soldier on when you do not understand what is going on, when you cannot understand why things had to happen a certain way, why you can‘t have something and why certain things only happen to you. It’s even harder when people are trying to encourage you by telling you that God chooses his strongest soldiers for His battles. You will just be there asking yourself why it had to be you and which strength are people referring to when you feel hopeless and just wish you could stop feeling.
During these difficult moments one can feel all alone. One can wonder if God is still there with them and one can ask themselves if God listens when they talk to Him. Sometimes when a Christian says all these things people would want to judge them in a manner which can make things worse for them. I have learnt that when in pain and you want to question God, it’s okay to do just that provided you are on guard and careful lest it messes with your faith. As much as someone who’s rejoicing can say, ‘God what did I do to deserve all these wonderful blessings?’ it is also okay for someone who is in a bad space to also question what is going on.
I sometimes do and I always find comfort in Scripture with Jeremiah 29:11 and answer myself by saying, ‘You (God) know what you are doing and why it had to happen to me.’
I remember when I lost someone that I was close with, in 2015. The lady was a colleague but later on we got separated through work but we still kept in touch. That lady was one of the people that I admired with all of my heart when it came to matters of Faith. She was a true warrior, a true woman of God. Every time she testified to me I was left with goose bumps. She loved to pray.
Her faith in the Lord despite her challenges always lifted me up.
Unfortunately she passed away. Her untimely death devastated me especially the manner in which she passed. She was stabbed by a total stranger on her way from church so you can imagine all the things that were going through my mind.
I have come to learn and accept that it is okay to not be okay as a Christian because as much as sometimes all these trials come as testing of our faith (James 1:2) or sometimes it’s because we get distracted and do not hear the voice of God (James 1:13-14). I believe that when we do not listen to God He allows us to go through certain tribulations so that we can lean on Him and get back on the right track with Him.
Despite all the challenges that I encounter I believe that God answers prayers. Not only because the Bible says so but because I have seen God answering my prayers. The Bible tells us in Philippians 4:6 to not be anxious and to ask God for all we want through prayer and supplication.
The Word of God encourages us to call upon God in the day of trouble and He shall deliver us in Psalm 50: 15.
It is therefore imperative for a believer to lean on God and trust Him when faced with trials. When you feel there is no fight left in you just pray without ceasing for strength to sail through.
Hold on to Him and do not be afraid of sudden terror.
I believe that when Charles Stanley said, ‘You may go through difficulty hardship or trial but as long as you are anchored to Him, you will have hope’ was line with Proverbs 3:5 that says‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding’ in mind.
May we always remember the times God came through for us and continue to trust in him when faced with trials and tribulations.
When we choose to trust God the trust will whisper to our souls that there is no cause to worry and that God holds the helm of our vessels.
With Love, LK.