Monday, September 22, 2008

Overcoming Your Difficulties

By Adenuga S Joseph

Are you going through serious problems and solution seems far from coming to you? Maybe you’ve tried and failed, Doctors have given up on you, the job is not forthcoming, the desired spouse seems far away and you are dying as a single (unmarried) person? Whatever you are going through is designed for your breaking through. The bible says in Rom. 8: 28 that ‘And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them according to His purpose’

All things work together for good. This means all things including your problems, trials, tribulations, weakness and failures. By experience, I know this to be true. Jesus did not promise us a smooth journey but a smooth landing. He told the disciples (after compelling them to get into the boat) to go to the other side. In obedience they were crossing to the other side when this great storm came upon them in the middle of the sea. The fact that God has assigned you to do that thing does not mean you will not encounter trials along the way. Jesus told us in John 16:33

‘… In the world ye shall have tribulations; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world’

In Psalm 34:19, the bible says

‘Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the LORD delivereth him out of them all'

The truth is, no life is problem free. There is a proverb that says that ‘the rich also cry’, why do they cry if not because of problem. Even God in the beginning had problems and challenges. Read Gen. 1:1,2

‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth; and the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

We gather form here that there was emptiness (void), formlessness and darkness, this suggest hopelessness and this is a very discouraging situation. But our God was not discouraged. God was not moved. Darkness was all over the place yet God was not perturbed. In that chaotic state, God spoke and said, “let there be light” and true to the word, there was light.

Is your life is full of darkness? Speak light into it. Maybe yours is empty of all blessings, speak forth your blessing, like somebody said speak your way to the peak.
In concluding this article, I want you to know that you are not the first person to have problems; you will not be the last. God is not partial; the problem has been permitted not to break you but to make you. That is the reason the bible says in Eph. 6: 10-12

“Finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against …”

The bible says we are wrestling; we are fighting yet many do not know it, some know it, but do not understand it. That is why Paul said, “fight the good fight of faith”. God is good, He is on your side but you must be STRONG not in yourself but in the Lord.

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