Some believers live life with a certain sense of resignation. They often say, “Instead of believing that God will take away my problem, I will learn to cope with it”. They are usually the ones with the gaunt and weary look on their faces, wondering how much more burden they can bear before they finally break.
Don’t be a victim in your mind.
You are already a victor in Christ; for Jesus did not overcome the world for you to merely cope with life’s circumstances and situations. By conquering all your fears and doubts, He has made you more than a conqueror in everything that stands against you.
David wrote in Psalm 27 to instil confidence and faith in those who question the goodness of God.
13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Life is undeniably unpredictable but God is unquestionably good.
When David saw his life from God’s perspective, he truly believed that he would see God’s goodness in his life, and encouraged us to do the same.
14 Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the LORD!
To “wait on the Lord” is to expect God to step in and turn things around and until it happens, do not lose heart. Instead of focusing on your circumstances when everything is getting worse, we should focus on God’s promises and faithfulness.
Don’t judge God too quickly.
Turn every disappointment into an appointment and opportunity to trust Him. Release your burdens and receive His blessings for you by the confession of His Word. Instead of heading for a breakdown, secure yourself in His goodness and get ready for a breakthrough.
Believe that our Father will strengthen you each day and with every turn in your life. You may not understand the current chapter of your life, the past and possibly even your future, but God understands and is the author and finisher of our whole life story.
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2019.
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