Look back and thank God!
Have you ever looked back and thought how far you have come? Some seasons were great and you could say that God was surely on your side. Some seasons were tough and the thought of seeing the coming days was not there at all. We all have different phases in our lives. Some may be predictable on how they will end but some may not. Some phases tend to be so tough that one may conclude that death and destruction have had their way. You may be at this point. When you look around there is nothing or no one to hold on to. In all this, there is good news. Jesus Christ Would love to help you through it all. Romans 5:8 (ESV) says this, “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”.
From this scripture, you can see that because of love, Christ died for us. The first thing that should run through your mind in whatsoever situation you are going through is that Jesus Loves you. Do not allow Satan to deceive you through any means. Hold on to this truth. You have to believe that God loves you because He says so in His Word. Nothing will or can separate you from His love. Romans 8:35 (ESV) says, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?”
So how do you stand during tough times?
- No matter how you feel, do not give up on communicating with God. It is in prayer that you cast your cares to God, and the only reason you can do this is that He cares about you. 1Peter 5:7 (ESV) casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
- Do not stop growing in God’s Word. The goal of Satan has always been to destruct many from study and meditation of God’s Word. The Word of God is the means by which you can grow and become strong and mature. The Holy Spirit sees to it that as you study God’s Word revelation, wisdom and strength are experienced in your life. This will help you navigate life in victory. John 16:13 (ESV) says that When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 1Peter 2:2 (ESV) Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation.
- Find bible-based believers that you can walk, grow and pray with. It helps. The main point here is that the fellowship should be Bible-based. In other words, when you look at that fellowship, you can see a genuine desire to grow in Christ without restraint.
You are blessed!