Through Every Trial

David Wilkerson (1931-2011)

We make a choice of whether to live our lives filled with worrisome fear or with trust in God. If we allow ourselves to worry about one thing today, we'll worry about two things tomorrow. In short, our fears will continue mounting as the waves of problems keep coming. And then, if our fears go unchecked, our worried mind will continue descending into a bottomless pit.

We simply must become convinced we are loved by our heavenly Father, no matter how fierce our trials are. We may hear voices of fear clamoring amid the rising waves of trouble, but David has testified clearly: "God's voice is heard above the flood!" “The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood, and the Lord sits as King forever” (Psalm 29:10).

When devastating floods of life come, people experience an “eclipse of faith.” Testimonies I have heard all have something in common: a dark night of the soul. I have become convinced over the years that every faithful servant of Christ faces such a crisis at one time or another. I have talked with those who described a period when everything seemed under a cloud of darkness and God's voice was silent. They did everything they knew to try to hear from heaven, but the darkness only continued.

It is during just such times that Scripture says we are to know and believe the love God has for us. When our world is turned upside down, we become most vulnerable to the enemy's lies. Satan will try to use our crises to bring us into a pit of despair. During those times it is vital that we draw on our knowledge of God's love for us.

In my life, I had many trials thrown at me. And this is the one truth that anchored me through it all: God loves me at all times, through every trial of life.