There are times in life when we face struggles. No one is immune from it. Christians have hardships. There is no promise in the bible that we will always live in prosperity and never be touched by things that bring pain to our bodies and hearts.
In fact in Matthew chapter 5 it says:
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor[g] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,[h] 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Notice what it says at the end. He makes the sun rise on the evil and the good and he sends rain on the just and unjust. We live in a fallen world and as a result there are consequences that we are still dealing with here. One day however, Jesus will come back and there will be a new Heaven and new Earth. Until that day though, we endure.
The enemy (the devil) would like for us to be discouraged thinking that God has left us. That’s how he wins. When he can get us to a place where we no longer have peace, then he can run us over. He knows his time here is short and he’ll send every demon in hell he can to fight you. You have to realize that there is a spiritual world around us that is just as real as the one we live in. Your battle isn’t with man. We have to put on the armor of God so we can stand against the wiles of the devil.
The rain is going to fall. We can’t get around that. But look at it this way. What do plants need to grow? Water. Look at the problems you’re facing, the rain, as something that is going to help you grow. God has a plan and purpose in everything we go through. Rest in him knowing that he is in control and nothing can take that control from him.
That alone should bring so much peace to our hearts. GOD IS IN CONTROL. Nothing can change that. It doesn’t matter how much the enemy says he doesn’t hear you, or that you’re alone, those things are lies.
When we were children we liked to play in the rain. It brought us joy to splash in the puddles. Let’s grab a hold of that spiritually and go splash a puddle in the devil’s face and show him that we aren’t scared of the rain falling on us. We’re in God’s hands. We’re his children, and while we aren’t promised there won’t be any rain, we can still rest in the storm.