20 “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ 21 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ 22 He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ 23 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

Matthew 25:20-23

When you use your talents, you receive more. God always has a blessing in store for those who follow his will. Not only does his talents double but is extra blessed by receiving even more from the master.

That is how God works. I know sometimes it feels like God is distant, or not listening or seeing you but realize that nothing could be farther than the truth. Most of the time we don’t realize just how much God is actually helping us even in dark times.

What we don’t see is that things could be a hundred times worse if it weren’t for God protecting us and blessing us. It doesn’t mean we won’t feel pain or suffering- that is never promised in the Bible. But you will not suffer more than you can take.

13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to [d]bear it.

1 Corinthians 10:13

Try to see the positive in moments. Try to see how God might be working in even the bad times. Sometimes it can be hard to do but it’s worth the struggle. You will see that you are never alone.

God bless,

Pr. Steven Couto