There is a common misconception among followers of Christ that if we are listening to the voice of God our lives will be calm, peaceful, and perfect. When we come up against struggles and find ourselves in difficult situations we begin to question everything, including our faith, ourselves, and God. We have a tendency to panic… and in those moments the voices of doubt, fear, and unbelief wiggle their way into our lives and lead us down a fear-filled path of thinking.
I’m not sure why we are so surprised when we face difficult situations. Every story in the Bible shows people of great faith who came up against hard times, adversity, and painfully difficult circumstances throughout their lives. The bible even outright says that the righteous will have troubles… so why are we still so caught off guard when difficulty comes our way?
Being led by the Spirit doesn’t mean life will be perfect… but it does mean that life will be an adventure! Don’t panic. God’s got this. If he leads you into a tight spot, then he definitely has a plan to lead you out.
Brenda Drost is a Pastor and Speaker who is known for her warm smile and passionate preaching style. Whether she is teaching at her home church or out on the road, she loves to bring challenging messages that actually help people live out their faith in the real world. She and her husband live on their farm in the beautiful Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada where they have raised their four children. Find out more about Brenda here.