Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I am Standing!

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10


Many Christians have trouble understanding why they suffer setbacks. It really doesn’t matter how long you have been a Christians and how strong your faith is, we all have moments when our faith is tested. There are some situations that just don’t turn out the way we hoped or expected. If that ever happens to you, don’t panic, don’t give up. Stand firm, re-align your thoughts to biblical principles, remember God is still in control and your battles are His. It’s not over until He says so. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)

There could be a day when you awake to the same situations of the previous days. You find yourself finding the same problems yet again. You may not feel strong enough to face your troubles but remember this: “Dear friends, don't be surprised by the fiery troubles that are coming in order to test you. Don't feel as though something strange is happening to you, but be happy as you share Christ's sufferings. Then you will also be full of joy when he appears again in his glory”. (I Peter 4:12-13) Just when you think it is over, you are lifted up and your strength completely renewed because “My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak. So I will brag even more about my weaknesses in order that Christ's power will live in me. Therefore, I accept weakness, mistreatment, hardship, persecution, and difficulties suffered for Christ. It's clear that when I'm weak, I'm strong”. (2 Corinthians 12.-9-10)

If you have been praying for a long time about a situation and you are not seeing results, don’t worry, there is a reason for it, no the time for anxiety and fear. You don’t know it all but you’re the child of the Omniscient God. So when you get to one of those situations that you don’t seem to understand, call on God. At a recent single convention, a 48-year old man admitted to have been praying and ACTIVELY looking for a wife since He was in his 20’s and I told him that could be the problem. There are moments in life when you need to “stand still and let God”. God is not moved and pressured by time. He is Eternal. He knows how long your life is going to be, He knows when to bring this person into your life. I don’t care how long it’s been, you ought to keep praying and thank God for sending your mate even though you have yet to see him in the natural. It is not over until He says it is. You may be going through right now but your suffering will come to an end. Job didn’t stop trusting God through his adversity Follow his example. The Bible says when it is all over, you have won because “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There won't be any more death. There won't be any grief, crying, or pain, because the first things have disappeared”. (Revelation 21:4)