Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven. When you offer prayer in panic, you expect God to act based on your feelings and don’t exercise patience in waiting. You expect things to happen immediately. When people visits a ministry where there is deliverance, they often go back dejected if the results are not what they expected. This often lead to doubt on the calling of the servant of God. John 11:5-6 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.
At the appointed time, there is healing and deliverance. Servants of God can declare breakthrough but few testifies afterwards not that the others did not believe but it was not the appointed time for them. Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.
Fix your eyes on the promises, God will never leave you nor forsake you. He knows your pain and said, the grace is enough to see you through.
To see the level of a Christian, observe their character when facing challenges. 2 Kings 4:25-26 And so she departed, and went to the man of God at Mount Carmel. So it was, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to his servant Gehazi, “Look, the Shunammite woman! Please run now to meet her, and say to her, ‘Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?'” And she answered, “It is well.”
When all has been said and done, you’ll see the glory of God. No success in comfort. It’s not that God does not see your situation, in due time, all will be well and you will have a testimony. Matthew 26:39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”
The people that we admire, if they can share their life experience, the challenges they had to come across, can make us appreciate our simple life.
You move mountains
You cause walls to fall
With Your power
There is nothing that’s impossible
And we’re standing here
Only because You made a way
Nothing is new under earth. From the same challenge one commit suicide another comes out victorious and even write a book. God's promise is that, the challenges that comes our way will never be more than we can handle and that He will provide a way out. 1 Corinthians 10:13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
In your problem, see a new opportunity. A problem is a problem because of how we look at it. If you focus on your problem, you won't even see what God is doing around you and solutions He provides. Luke 17:1 hen He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come!
Hosea 10:10 Now whenever it fits my plan, I will attack you, too. I will call out the armies of the nations to punish you for your multiplied sins.
Currently so many bad things are happening around the world. We have normalized things that were forbidden in the past in the name of rights. When calamities comes we say, where is God in all this? Isn’t it time we repent and go back to God. 1 Corinthians 6:12 You say, “I am allowed to do anything”-but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything.
Psalm 102:1-2 LORD, hear my prayer! Listen to my plea! Don’t turn away from me in my time of distress. Bend down to listen, and answer me quickly when I call to you.There are times when you feel so overwhelmed by challenges that you wonder what is God’s opinion about your situation. Your prayers seems to to just hit the ceiling and return void. Remember that God is God forever, whatever situation that we pass through, it does not change who He is and His promises. Psalm 102:12 But you, O LORD, will sit on your throne forever. Your fame will endure to every generation.
Complaining also opens a gap for the devil to feed you with negative ideas. Having faith in God requires you to understand that God is aware and is working out a plan to rescue you and that you will come out stronger and shame the enemy.
Your enemies might celebrate thinking God has abandoned you. He’s got a plan to rescue.
God’s promises remains, He will never leave nor forsake you. He will come in due time when they think it’s over.
Micah 4:11-12 Now many nations have gathered against you. “Let her be desecrated,” they say. “Let us see the destruction of Jerusalem. ” But they do not know the LORD’s thoughts or understand his plan. These nations don’t know that he is gathering them together to be beaten and trampled like sheaves of grain on a threshing floor.