Friday, January 15, 2010

Could Things Really Get Any Worse?

Could things really get any worse? How many of us have asked ourselves this question. I know that I have, a few times in my life. Sometimes it may seem as though Murphy's Law Rules our lives. Everything that could go wrong does go wrong and then we wonder....if things could get worse.

Well...yes, they could and sometimes they do get worse than our existing circumstances. Job must have asked himself this after being told his children had been killed. David must have had similar thoughts when Saul continually attempted to murder him. Adam and Eve must have felt this when Cain murdered Abel. Naomi must have experienced this anguish when her husband and sons died.

God doesn't promise us an easy, carefree life but He does promise to be with us through the good times and the difficult times. Satan is doing his best to turn our hearts away from God and he will do anything to win us over. Satan will use our best of times, to make us feel as though we don't need God. He'll use our worst of times to reject and deny God's existence.

The stronger our faith, the more we love the Lord, the harder he will try.

What have been some of the worst times in my life? We are currently struggling with my spouse out of work and just one income. There are many others in the same situation. Having two vehicles stop working simultaneously is a problem. One of them being due to an accident. We didn't need this added financial stress at this time.


  1. God does promise He won't let us be tempted beyond what we can bear (with His help) and to make a way out. I'm praying He helps you see His care and leading -- and provides new wheels! And I'm praising Him that your family wasn't hurt in the accident.

    Hang onto Him! He's holding onto you.

  2. Hi Joanna,

    Thanks. I am hanging on!

  3. I have's the tough stuff that makes us strong. At least that's the way it was with me. Praying for you guys. Nikki

  4. Thanks Nikki. Soooo true about the tough stuff making us strong.