Going through a major move (again), trying to get connected to a community, helping a child navigate through the teen years, and dealing with some health issues can make life challenging indeed.
But God is faithful. In those times, he brings encouragement, strength, and wisdom, especially through his Word.
As hard as those times may be, perhaps a greater threat to faith occurs when things go well, when we experience peace and blessing on every side.
King Asa certainly faced that challenge. After turning to God and trusting in Him through some incredibly overwhelming circumstances, God gave him rest and blessed him with peace and prosperity.
Eventually, new challenges arose. But this time, Asa failed miserably.
In times of blessing, it’s easy to shift our focus from God on to our circumstances (maybe even easier than in times of trial). Let reflection on who God is and all he has done stir your heart to remain fully committed to him.