Most of the time it means we have both our ups and downs. But there are times when we seem to go through a season of more downs than ups. This happens to all of us. There’s no real rhyme or reason to the down times. It just happens. Life has a way of throwing us one curve ball right after another.
The questions we ask ourselves when this happens are:
- Is God trying to get our attention?
- Or is this just life being life?
- And most importantly, how can you tell the difference?
First, take some time to see if there are blatant sins, areas of blatant disobedience, and/or unconfessed sins in your life? If there are, it may very well be that God’s trying to get your attention before our sins lead to truly tragic circumstances.
If this is the case, confess your sins and repent. Get right with God, and thank him for his discipline because God just saved you and your loved ones from serious heartache.
Second, are there sins you are contemplating, temptations you’re entertaining? Are there areas of recent compromise? They may not be blatant sins, but you’ve allowed yourself to entertain and contemplate thoughts and feelings you know are sinful.
If this is the case, confess those and repent. And, again, thank God for the opportunity to get right with God before something really tragic happens.
Finally, if you’ve examined your life, and you’re doing good. You’re good with God and good with others…well, life just happens sometimes. There is no explanation. No rhyme or reason. Life sometimes just sucks.
Hang in there. Things will get better. God is in control.
I’ve recently been going through some health issues again. I’m personally going through one of these down times. It’s given me a fantastic opportunity to examine my life with God.
God is good.