Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, January 21, 2011
Going through difficult times, is part of every human beings life plan. There is no way getting around it. The Bible tells of many instances where the people experienced, both good and hard times. Some of these were even self-inflicted and others were merely what I term, part-of-life.
As a family, we also can testify about the goodness of God and share the many instances where we had to go through some real tough crunching times, but even in the midst of these circumstances, we have come to know that God never failed us in any way, shape or form.
I can write so much about the things we experienced to date, but feel they are irrelevant as the only thing that was important during these times is much more significant to us. The lessons we learnt played a larger role than the tribulation or the trials we went through.
This week we had to sell our car because of circumstances and of-course this creates all sorts of inconveniences because we just cannot be without a vehicle, but I said to my family yesterday, God is in control and this is all that matters. Learning to find joy in the midst of a battle is half the battle won and this is part of the lessons we have had to learn over the years in ministry. In fact there were some amazing times, when God supplied our needs in such a way that we could never have imagined it would ever have happened, but it did.
So my encouragement to you is simply this, no matter what you are going through, continue worshiping Him because there is no "Plan B", there is no other option.