It is said that difficult times we all have, but I add that not all of us know how to content ourselves in these terrible situations. I have always said that difficult moments are those that help us to mature our faith, they are painful, but they always have a way out, at God’s time, not ours. In the most difficult trial we must ask God to teach us to trust in Him with all our heart.
Many men in the Bible professed this unshakeable faith, of believing in God at the worst moment. Many of them felt weak at one time, but their faith was greater than human weakness. In the Bible we have great stories, for example: Three young people who preferred to be thrown into a furnace of fire for being faithful to God. On the other hand, we have the famous story of David, who did not measure the size of his enemy, but wanted to demonstrate to the whole world how great God is.
We have a man of God who said some very profound words and that can help us in difficult times to increase our faith:
17 Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls—
18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Habakkuk 3: 17-18
Powerful statement! This person is saying that even if food is lacking, even if your business falls, even if all kinds of evils happen to you, no matter what, you will feel joy in God. This is the same attitude that we as servants of God must show in the storms that life presents to us.
The joy of salvation should not be lost in these moments. Let us persevere, trust in God with all our heart and say together with the prophet Habakkuk: “Even if the fig tree does not bear fruit, I will rejoice in the Lord”.