Friday, June 28, 2013
Storms in the Valley
II Chronicles 20:15 NKJV
"And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
We may not have to fight a huge enemy army as spoken of in 2 Chronicles 20, but every day we battle temptation, pressure, and the ever present enemy Satan, and that can feel just as overwhelming. The enemy wants us to lose every battle that we ever face. He wants us to rebel against God or at least throw in the towel on Him. But what he forgets and we must always remember is that as Believers in Christ, we have God's Spirit in us. If we ask for God's help when we face struggles, God will fight for us. And God always triumphs.
Storms in Life
Job 1:9-10 NKJV
"So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
Satan attacked Job's motives, saying that Job was blameless and had integrity only because he had no reason to turn against God. Satan wanted to prove that Job worshiped God not out of love but because God had given him so much. Satan is constantly and sadly; often accurately analyzing why many people trust in God. Many people are fair-weather believers, following God only when everything is going well or for what they think that they can get out of Him. Adversity destroys this kind of superficial faith. But adversity strengthens real faith by causing believers to dig their roots even deeper into God in order to withstand the storms that spring up from time to time.
How deep does your faith go?
Put the roots of your faith down deep into God so that you can withstand any storm that you may face. And then when hard times come - and come they will; the enemy will make sure of that- dig even deeper into God and trust the this very same God that pulled you through the last storm is more than capable of getting you through this one as well.