I recently had lunch with a dear Christian brother in the Lord who was recounting how God had brought him through these last 20 years of his career. This brother is a physician who has discovered the first safe and effective treatment for a rare blood disorder. Now with the completion of FDA Phase III trials, he and his company are on the verge of bringing this discovery to the entire world. It is a noble effort but one that has been beset by numerous setbacks. Through it all, my friend confided in me that he often asked God to bless his work so that he may be able to help these millions of people who are suffering from this disease. But recently, he has realized that while this discovery will help patients, the entire process was to help him become closer to God. God used all of the trials and tribulations to show my friend just how desperately he needed to cling to God. “It’s all about God!” he exclaimed.
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Are you going through trials? Are you suffering for what you believe is a just cause? God can see you through this difficult period. The trials, the setbacks…all of these are allowed by God for one purpose, to draw you closer to Him. We may not understand why events happen the way they do, but we can be sure of the outcome when God is in control.
Trust in God and allow Him to take care of your life. He always does everything for your best interests.
Blessings with Aloha.
Love and respect the Lord; seek His will in your life.