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3 Things We Can Do to Obey God, Even When it’s Hard

As a mom, I frequently ask my kids to do things around the house. When they obey, it brings me joy. When they don’t obey, it frustrates me and usually brings some sort of confrontation.

As Christians, God calls us to obey Him. But obedience isn’t always easy. Sometimes, it’s actually hard.

We are like that child who wants to do things in their own time and in their own way. Let’s take some time to explore how we can obey God, even when it’s hard.

My story:

Four years after we got married, my husband and I were in a very hard space in life.

We had a small child with one on the way and he lost his job.

We had no savings because we had spent it all for my husband to get a journalism degree.

We knew something had to change quickly but didn’t know where to start or what to do.

We turned to The Lord for provision and guidance.

We lived in Ottawa Ontario (Eastern Canadian) and my husband couldn’t find any work.

So my husband started looking for work in other areas of the country. First, the search stayed in the province. But as time went on, the search became farther and farther.

As my husband looked for work, we felt The Lord calling us to Edmonton (Alberta, western Canada). My brother-in-law lived there, and we knew that there were more job opportunities there. So we started making plans. We gave our landlord our notice and planned for my husband to drive out west on May 1rst.

As the time came closer, my husband hadn’t found a job yet, and we were wondering if we had heard wrong.

We had been sure of God’s calling, but nothing was working out.

We were getting anxious. Even though we had prayed about our situation before, we came to The Lord one more time. We surrendered our problems to Him and asked for clarity.

After the prayer time, we felt God's peace about whatever may happen next.

I went to bed and my husband continued to apply to jobs.

The next morning, my husband got a call. It was from a company in Edmonton looking for a writer. They had the first interview and asked for a second. They didn’t want to hire him without meeting him and asked if he would be in Edmonton soon.

Thankfully, he was planning on being in Edmonton the next week.

My husband left Ottawa on a Monday. He got to Edmonton on Wednesday, had the interview on Thursday, and started work the week after.

My daughter and I soon followed and joined him in our new town.

We heard God call and didn’t know where He was taking us.

We just knew that God was leading and we knew we could trust His leading.

3 things we can do to obey God, even when it’s hard

Throughout our journey, I have learned a thing or two about obedience. I want to share with you, 3 things you can do to obey God, even when it’s hard.

1. Learn Who God is

When you know who God is, you know He is good, and that He is trustworthy.

The best way to know God is to take time to dive into His word and read what the bible has to say about God.

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

If you don’t know where to start and need support in this journey, then connect yourself to a community of Christian women who have the desire to learn about God and obey Him.

Once you know who God is, you know that you can trust Him. Once you trust God, obedience comes so much easier.