In The Midst of Tribulation

June 16, 2020 Dorys Ramirez

Dear Trinitas Family,

As we’re all trying to adapt to this brave new world, I’ve been praying and meditating on my own past experiences, when I have had to face uncertainty and even my own mortality.

In this post, I want to share with you one of those very difficult times, when I had to cry out to The Lord, and found the strength, comfort, and HIS PEACE in the midst of tribulation.

Life gives us surprises, some are good, and others are bad.

2017 was one of those years where God gave me a not very pleasant surprise. It knocked on my door. I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I didn’t expect that news, and I was not prepared to face it.

Despite believing in Jesus Christ, having the assurance of salvation and that God has total and complete control of my life and the universe, I found myself a bit like the Old Testament Prophet Elijah, alone, and afraid. Living as Elijah, with these negative feelings in the dark cave of my being, of my soul. It was a place where I did not want to be, I did not like it, I felt sorry for myself. I didn’t want my soul to dry up, I desperately wanted and needed God to give me hope!

The word of God is like a river, that flows or runs deep within us. It refreshes us and calms us down.

I remember waking up one morning, around 6 am with great anxiety and I cried up to the Lord and said to him, “Give me to drink, I’m dying of thirst, my soul is drying up, Lord. I want to drink your waters of life, give me your words to reassure my thoughts and my emotions”.

I took my Bible, and the Holy Spirit guided me to Psalm 20 (I invite you to read it).

Ever since that day, His words have been more than enough to calm all my anxieties and fears.

I trust in Him with all my heart, knowing and believing that The Lord will sustain me, and He will sustain you as well until the end. Almighty God’s presence, like a mighty river, will never run dry and it will be like an eternally open spring. Our God will satisfy our souls. This is a guarantee we
can all count on without a doubt!

Through the words of David in Psalm 20, God gave me the Hope to wait for Him, all the Joy to rejoice in Him, and all the assuredness to depend on Him.
I leave you with one of my favorite passages in the Bible:
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

In the love of Christ
Dorys Ramire