Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; My eye wastes away with grief, Yes, my soul and my body! For my life is spent with grief, Andy my years with sighing; My strength fails because of my iniquity, And my bones waste away. Psalm 31:9-10 NKJV
A beautiful girl loved me when I was a young. I made a good living most of my life. Things always seemed to turn out well for me. I suffered years of trial hardship and heartache as well.
Some of the most difficult trails came into my life after I surrendered my heart to Jesus Christ!
The Lord has always been faithful. He kept His promise never to leave me or forsake me. He delivered me from trials and hardships in amazing ways. He allowed me to experience hardship and heart ache as well.
God allowed me to suffer the consequences for my foolish sins mistakes and failures. My years of walking with the Lord have been anything but easy.
God is not just faithful to deliver us from trials and hardships. He is faithful to deliver us into difficult circumstances as well. The Lord tests us so we will have a testimony to share with other hurting people.
An athlete spends considerable time training and preparing before stepping on the field to compete. The military teaches the more you sweat in training the less likely you are to bleed in battle.
God brings hardships and trials into our lives to prepare us for spiritual warfare!
Spiritual warfare is not hunting down monsters with crosses and silver bullets. It is not binding evil spirits or casting out demons. Spiritual warfare is trusting Jesus enough to step out in faith. Spiritual warfare is obeying the Word of God when our feelings and emotions pull us in other directions. It is following Jesus instead of the pattern of the world!
Spiritual warfare is living according to God’s will for our lives. It is standing up and declaring the truth of God. Spiritual warfare is serving God in the power strength and wisdom of the Holy Spirit!
God leads us into trials and hardship. He delivers us through trials and hardship. He delivers us from trials and hardships. Jesus gives us what we need when we need it because He knows exactly what we need and when we need it!
Trust Jesus with your circumstances. Trust Him to use the trials and hardships you face for His glory and honor. Trust the Lord to use your testimony of His goodness and mercy to encourage hurting people. Trust Jesus to lead you and guide you into spiritual battle!
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