An important thing we all need to learn is how to take the mistakes we have made to help someone else. Mistakes are inherently bad. They make us feel badly about ourselves — they negatively affect us. However, let’s remember that we can use our mistakes as a fuel for our passion in life.
A thought that I have often had is that maybe I had to go through certain trials in my life so that I can get to be who I am today.
Maybe God knew the only way to make you who you are today was to provide you with a difficult path. He doesn’t do this to punish us. God provides us with challenges that create growth within us, both spiritually and worldly.
Without the trials I faced and the mistakes I made, I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this blog right now. You wouldn’t have the opportunity to read these words. I believe that something good always comes out of something bad, even if it takes years.
Of course, I don’t know your situation. You may think that your situation is so bad that it will never end. You may be angry at God for bringing you so much pain. You may be thinking that God isn’t hearing you because you’ve spent night after night crying out to Him, but you haven’t seen any improvement. You think He’s forsaken you.
If you are thinking like that, allow me to remind you that He has not forsaken you. Deuteronomy 31:8 says, “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged”. God does not lie. When He tells us something, He means it. He is the God of the universe and He loves you. He has a plan for you (Jeremiah 29:11).
No matter how alone you may feel, you are not alone. God has never left your side. It may be difficult to hear His voice right now, it may be difficult to understand His plan in this moment, but He is with you. Matthew 28:20 reads, “I am with you always, until the end of the age”. I believe that. Although it is short, it speaks volumes to my heart. Through the turmoil that we all face, through whatever struggles we are dealing with, no matter how dark it gets, God is always with us. He has not left you.
If you find yourself wondering if God cannot or is not hearing you, I want to assure you that He is listening. God hears our cries. He knows our hearts. Psalm 34:17-18 says, “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit”. All throughout scripture you can find moments where people have believed that God did not hear them, but if you continue reading, you will discover that God does hear us. He has a plan for your life. It may not seem like He hears you and it may not seem like He is working to help you, but I promise you that He is. It can be difficult because we don’t understand His plan and we want control, but we simply have to trust Him.
Put all of your faith in God and let Him do the rest.