When we experience a long period of great failure, heartache, and suffering in our lives, we sometimes think that things will never get better. But change will come, trust in the mighty God who has times and seasons in his hands. It doesn’t matter how dark the night is, morning is coming. Whatever you are facing, God is able to change it for your good, and his glory.
Test to testimony
He is able to turn the test into a testimony and the trial into triumph. He is the only one who can give you victory over everything that you are facing. Remember you are a victor and not a victim.
“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”1 Corinthians 15:57 KJV
You might feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, and the pain in your heart is too much to bear. But know that God is near you and he will never put more on you than you can bear.
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV
Are you facing a Red Sea decision? Should you trust God and step out in faith, or stay on the bank and wait for Pharoah and his armies to catch up with you? Well God has a word for you, step out in faith, and he will guide you the rest of the way.
When the wind is fierce and the storms are fast approaching, remind yourself that you serve a mighty God, with whom all things are possible. The God of all impossibilities will make a way that you are not expecting. Nothing will be able to hinder your progress on your way to this miracle.
The God of more than enough will make a way for you
Whatever you are facing, and no matter how dark it is in the cave. Keep going, you will come out on the other side victorious. Joseph was in prison for a while, but God brought him out into a wealthy place. Suddenly he was no longer a slave, but the Prime Minister of Egypt.
Same for Hannah, she was barren and ridiculed by Peninnah. But she knew that nothing was impossible with her God and cried out to God for a son. God heard her cry and granted her her heart’s desire. God showed Joseph favor and blessed him, more than his beginning. Same for Job, God turn things around and gave him double for his trouble. Will he not do the same for you?
Whatever you are trusting him for is small in his eyes. He is a god who can do much more than we could ever ask, think, or imagine. It is time to use your faith to receive from him.
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”Ephesians 3:20 KJV
God is always with you
Jesus made us a promise that he will never leave us nor forsake us. This is a surety that we can count on. Our family members might turn their back on us and leave us helpless, but God will never leave. He knows everything about you, nothing comes as a surprise to the all-knowing God. He knows it all, yet he chooses to call you his own.
Sometimes we are unaware of his presence, but we just need to rest assured that his promises still stand, and will stand throughout the ages. God will do all things in his own time. He can change the times and seasons of your life in a flash. God can allow you to accomplish in a year that many have taken years to achieve. He can do it all. Nothing is impossible for him.
It is time to stop saying it will never happen, and exercise your faith. Get into the right mind frame to receive from God. Declare his words, and exercise your faith.
Trust and obey, and God will make a way for you
The Holy Ghost is the one that will give you the strength to move past your past. Let go and let him lead you. Whatever he is asking you to do might not make sense to you, but just be obedient and do it. Trust that he knows the heart of the father and wants only what’s best for you. The miracle-working God will come through for you.
If you are facing your Goliath, just know that you already have the victory; because Jesus won it all for you. Jesus paid the price for your sins, to overcome everything you could ever face in this life. Keep your eyes fixed on Christ, even if people around you are telling you to give up and quit. Do not listen to their voices, but have unwavering faith in God.
Speak words of life
Every statement made by God is true. Faith is the conviction that the God you follow will answer your call and come to your aid. David had a strong, firm belief in God. He confronted Goliath with a sling and a stone, and his trust in his God caused Goliath to fall.
Speak and it shall be so, remember the power of life and death is in the words that you speak. Goliath was strong but David’s god was stronger. Goliath cursed David by his God, but David spoke words that he knew by faith to be true of his God.
“Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.”1 Samuel 17:45 KJV
Just like David we should speak to our giants in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and command them to fall. Make sure you dismantle the opposition and wipe it permanently from your life and move on. When David killed Goliath, the Philistines feared the Israelites and fled for their lives.
Do not be afraid. Just have faith.
“By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.”Hebrews 11:8 KJV
Abraham had a firm belief in God. When God told him to leave his people and follow where he will lead, he didn’t dispute it. May the Lord help you and strengthen your faith in him. There is a lot of darkness and suffering all around us, however, in times of hardship, God is a very present help. Whatever you are experiencing will pass. God will assist you and give you the faith to know that you will triumph over all of them.
Wait on God he will help you. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10 KJV
Trust and believe in God, he can do anything but fail. Whatever the challenge, use your faith to prevail.
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:17 KJV
Stand on the word
Say the same thing as David did when you faced your everyday Goliaths: “I come against you in the name of the mighty God of Israel, and today he will deliver you into my hands.” Be courageous and utilize your faith to overcome all of your issues. God is right there by your side, as you travel through your wilderness and desert. He will give you amazing testimony that will make you stronger and wiser than your enemies.
Stay focused, even though it may not seem like anything is happening, keep working on your faith and trust that God will make it happen. Believe that God’s Words are true, even when his timing differs from yours.
Have complete faith that he will keep all of his promises to you. Don’t only wish for it; believe for it right now.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 KJV
Faith is between you and God
Put your faith to good use and you will succeed. Your faith is capable of anything. Faith is an intimate relationship with God. Trust Him with the things he has put on your heart. Don’t pay attention to people who don’t know what God has in store for you.
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” Matthew 17:20 KJV
Your faith is your shield and God will make a way for you
Faith is part of the armor of God. Your faith is your shield against all the fiery darts of the devil. You use your shield to block the arrows, and with your words of truth, send them right back to your enemies.
The shield of faith protects our weakest points, particularly our hearts. This sturdy shield can withstand the force of the devil’s flaming assaults.
“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”Ephesians 6:16 KJV
We come to the battlefield already wearing most of our armor. But we are reminded to take up the shield of faith. This means that we can choose to fight without our shield. It is available, we just need to pick it up.
Faith can shield us against the devil’s attacks and protect our hearts. We use our faith to resist the devil, and he will flee from us.
Trust that God will send his angels to protect you against all the enemy’s terrible arrows. God is your defender and your fortress against the enemy.
“Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;”Psalms 91:5 KJV6
Faith believes for the impossible
Faith will make the unreal seem real by calling it so. Believe in God; he is the great one, the one who created everything, and nothing is too difficult for him. With high hopes, look to him. He will fulfill all of your desires. Your faith will activate God’s power for your good.
In the face of difficulties, when circumstances fail to unfold as you would expect, your faith will endure. Even if you encounter obstacles on your way, faith will motivate you to keep going. Your ability to continue trusting and believing that God’s promises will ultimately be fulfilled in your life is dependent upon your faith.
“But without faith, it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”Hebrews 11:6 KJV
Expect to receive from God and you will receive. A great expectation is the key.
“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” Mark 11:23 KJV
You will be well rewarded for your faith. You must trust God’s promises and have faith in his ability to carry them out. Only then can you receive all that he has in store for you. It is impossible to please God without faith.
Faith will drive out fear
Don’t let fear take over your life and undermine your faith in God. In order for your faith to flourish, you must feed it with God’s word every day. When you are afraid, you let the thing you fear into your life. Have confidence in God. If you are afraid, the enemy will try to destroy you. Fear undermines your faith in Christ and causes you to question God’s words. Anxiety, high blood pressure, and heart attacks can result from fear. Living in constant fear seems similar to being held captive.
Feed your faith with the word
Read and reflect on the word of God. Your faith will increase the more you hear the word. Your heart will be convinced, and the Holy Spirit will reveal and impart wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Study the texts that describe the victory you have in God by getting into the Word.
Walk by faith and speak the words of life. Be courageous and fear not; your God is with you.
Exercise your faith
It is not enough to only declare your faith; you also need to act on it. Put your faith to the test by living out the values you hold dear. (See James 2:16 KJV). Let Christ be the source of your faith and keep it alive. Allow God’s pure love to dwell within you and conquer all fear.
When the enemy attacks with doubt and uncertainty, use your faith. Remind yourself of what God’s perfect word says regarding the circumstance you find yourself dealing with. The power of the word will always withstand the devil’s schemes.
Speak the words of life and exercise your faith. Have confidence in your God that he will provide all your needs according to his riches in Christ Jesus, (See Philippians 4:19 KJV).
Fear causes issues to seem worse than they actually are
Bitterness, anger, anxiety, and worry are just a few of the things that can enter through the door that fear opens.
Stay close to God and spend time with Him every day. Don’t give the enemy a chance to mislead you and fill your mind with his lies. The adversary seeks out every chance to undermine your faith and sow seeds of fear. But you must constantly remind yourself that thanks to Christ Jesus, you are victorious over fear. People can act in ways that they typically wouldn’t under regular circumstances when they are fearful.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”2 Timothy 1:7 KJV
The devil intends to tear down and ruin everything you treasure. Lives can be destroyed by suspicion of others and a fear of the unknown. There are too many Christians who are afraid of things that are afraid of them. Do not be afraid, but believe that what God has said will hold true.
Do not fear:
Fear is incapacitating.
Bondage is maintained by fear.
Fear holds up progress.
Uncertainty is fueled by fear.
Fear zaps motivation.
Fear can make people regress.
Anxiety can result from fear.
Fear can rob you of joy.
You may miss your destiny due to fear.
Fear can sap one’s ingenuity and creativity.
People who are afraid may hate things they are unfamiliar with.
Fear is a destroyer.
Have faith in God
Faith leads to salvation.
Favor will result through faith.
Faith will improve every aspect of your life.
Faith will bring about change.
Faith is more than a feeling.
Faith leads to recovery and deliverance.sweetwordsoflife.com
Prayer for faith
Father in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I’m grateful that you are aware of my deepest fears. Lord as I read your word, please help me to strengthen my faith in you. Father, please keep me safe and preserve my heart from fear and wickedness. I entrust my life to you, Lord. Please forgive me for the times I doubted your words. Lord the devil is using every opportunity to shoot his arrows of confusion, uncertainty, and fear my way, but Lord please help me to take up my shield of faith and ward off his darts, and share your good news that will bring others to your light. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.