Thank you for joining me in my series 31 Days of Finding God. Each day I am going to use a prompt from Kate and incorporate that into how I am finding God in my everyday!
Today’s prompt is Taste!
Can I be honest with you for a moment?
I REAAALLLY don’t like difficulty. I know, who does right?! But oh how I struggle most in my faith during these times.
I read stories of women who’s first response to crisis is “God is good, He is still the same…I will trust Him.”
My typical first response is “Why me God?!”
And then as I was reading on Psalm 34:8: “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”, I was challenged by a idea. “Make a trial, an inward, experimental trial of the goodness of God. You cannot see except by tasting for yourself; but if you taste you shall see.”
You cannot see except for tasting yourself. (<====Click to Tweet)
As I ruminate on those words I can think of many times in my life that I did face a struggle and in hindsight I was able to see every.single.place where God was working, involved.
Yes it is usually in hindsight, because my natural response has been “why me?!”, I don’t always see and feel God’s presence with me in the thick of the struggle. It isn’t because God is not there, it is likely because my focus is on the problem not the solution.
My faith has grown BECAUSE of the trials I have gone through. (<====Click to Tweet)
I had to taste God’s hand in my life to be able to fully see His goodness.
So while I don’t always appreciate the struggle, I have found more about God through those times than other times in my life. And for that I am grateful.
In Him, Kristin