“So they were saying, “What is this that He says, ‘A little while’? We do not know what He is talking about.” (John 16:18)
In a lack of faith, we doubt and do not trust our circumstances. Jesus has given us words He intends that we have. This is a reminder that indeed things will work out. One of the fallacies in our age is that a Christian will not suffer. In fact, suffering is a guarantee, because the devil will hate you. We are reminded that the Lord allows things for a little while in order to accomplish the Father’s will.
Lord, I do not always understand Your Word, but help me to move through what I do not understand in order that my faith may be strengthened. Help me to overcome the things of this world, knowing that they will be this way for just a little while. Help me, I pray, to trust in what You say and to be lead by the Holy Spirit to understand those things which are difficult to hear for the first time.
Thank You, Lord Jesus, , even for the words which are hard to hear. Help me today to live in whatever circumstance I find myself, knowing that You are with me and will guide me through every situation. In all that I do this day, grant that I would be firm in faith and live into the life to which You are calling me. May all I do be pleasing to the Father and to His glory. Amen.