Jeremiah 23:23-24 “Am I a God near at hand,” says the LORD, “And not a God afar off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the LORD; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the LORD. When you are a committed Christian and something bad happens to you and you immediately link it to Satan, you are indirectly saying God is not there for you. Isaiah 59:1 Listen! The LORD’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call.
God said He will never leave us nor forsake us and His promises are Yes and Amen. The plan of the devil is for us to turn our back on Christ. Job 2:9 His wife said to him, “Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die.”
To be a Christian does not mean you are not going to have challenges. Nothing happens without God authorizing it. Troubles helps us make necessary adjustments in life. 2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
In your situation, what is God saying. Jesus is there in the situation but want you to learn to trust His presence in your things.
Matthew 8:23-24 Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep.
Joshua had Moses, Samuel had Eli, Elisha had Elijah and I’m blessed to be mentored by two prophetesses Sophie Mlati and
2 Timothy 2:1-3 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
When you serve faithfully, the mantle will fall on you. Serving is always accompanied by sacrificing. Paul warned Timothy, that, there is hardship in serving, people will hate you but he was to remain focused to the call. 1 Kings 19:19-20 So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him. And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?”
Your walk with your mentor is not a physical, there is impartation in the process. After Elijah died, when a prophet was required, people remembered that Elisha worked with Elijah and they believed that what Elijah had, Elisha received. 2 Kings 3:11 But King Jehoshaphat of Judah asked, “Is there no prophet of the LORD with us? If there is, we can ask the LORD what to do through him.” One of King Joram’s officers replied, “Elisha son of Shaphat is here. He used to be Elijah’s personal assistant.”
John 21:20-21 Peter turned around and saw behind them the disciple Jesus loved-the one who had leaned over to Jesus during supper and asked, “Lord, who will betray you?” Peter asked Jesus, “What about him, Lord?”
Good things also attracts enemies. When you are favored, there are those who won’t be happy
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.