TRIALS AND VICTORIES - Wednesday, July 18
(Tests And Trails Are Your Springboards To Victory)
TO THE BIBLE 2 Corinthians 4:17 MSG
“These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us.”
You should be excited when you face challenging situations, because there’s only one sure outcome—victory! Some Christians often wonder why God left them in a world so full of trials, temptations, and troubles. Well, the world may be filled with these, but Jesus assures those of us that are joint-heirs with Him not to worry or be overwhelmed, because He has overcome the world for us! (John 16:33)
So, it doesn’t matter the trials or challenges that may come your way; be of good cheer because they’re for your promotion! Contrary to the thinking of many, trials don’t spell defeat or failure; they’re pointers to your promotion! It’s not the challenges you’re going through that matter but what you do with them. That’s why you must grow your faith with the Word of God, so that no matter what happens, you’ll always win.
When Goliath the giant of Gath terrorised the armies of Israel, it was David who went up against him, killed him, and brought the fear of God upon the Philistines (1 Samuel 17:20-58). Instead of despairing and cowering in fear like everyone else, David recognised Goliath’s challenge as an opportunity to put the Word of God to work.
Like David, recognise that the challenges you face are not to discourage or destroy you; they’re stepping-stones to your promotion.
1 John 4:4; James 1:2-4
I see every challenge as an opportunity to shine and manifest my victory in Christ Jesus. Therefore, I rejoice, knowing that I am more than a conqueror through the strength and power of the Holy Spirit that is working in me mightily.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 25:13-27, Psalms 11-16
Luke 9:28-36, Joshua 14
Study and meditate on 2 Corinthians 4:16-18. Use at least 3 Bible translations.