Challenges

When you go to church it’s not that the problems become less but you manage them well because you have someone carrying the burden.
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Don’t attribute your misfortune to the devil.

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.

When your home is in tatters, don’t look at your Neighbour’s faults for why your home is broken.

Matthew 7:3-5 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

If you are a true child of God, He will fight your battle

No one dare touches cubs when mama bear is around. It comes natural for any parent to protect his/her children. Exodus 3:7 And the LORD said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.

As a child of God, there might be people who fight you using their earthly authority or connections, God is watching. God will avenge for you, people might think they have won. He will come into your situation. 1 Kings 21:19 You shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Have you murdered and also taken possession?”‘ And you shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD: “In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth, dogs shall lick your blood, even yours.”‘”

When you are facing a situation of grief, know that Jesus understands sorrow

Jesus understands sorrow. Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected- a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care.When Jesus saw the family of Lazarus crying, he wept because he is acquainted with sorrow.

John 11:33-35 When Jesus saw her weeping and saw the other people wailing with her, a deep anger welled up within him, and he was deeply troubled. “Where have you put him?” he asked them. They told him, “Lord, come and see.” Then Jesus wept.

Walking with God does not mean we experience Him everyday. The distance should bring us closer to him not feel abandoned.

Psalm 22:1-2 My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help? Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer. Every night I lift my voice, but I find no relief. Sometimes God seems far from you, situations comes where you cry and no tear comes out and you offer prayer of the forsaken. Even in those times when the Lord seem far, know that He is there in your situation and He will never let anything too much to handle come to you.

What the devil meant to kill you, will just leave scars. The scars will remind you of the Lord’s greatness. Deuteronomy 23:5 But the LORD your God refused to listen to Balaam. He turned the intended curse into a blessing because the LORD your God loves you.

The Lord refused your enemies from destroying you.

When you are doing good, know that there is somebody always watching and planning your downfall. God always protect us but it does not mean that we will not feel the pain but what was meant to kill you only gives you scars.  Isaiah 7:7 But this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “This invasion will never happen; it will never take place.
Before the devil could attack Job, He asked God to remove the hedge around him. Job 1:10 You have always put a wall of protection around him and his home and his property. You have made him prosper in everything he does. Look how rich he is!

Know that what is happening to you, there is express permission. God trust you to deal with it.1 Samuel 1:6 So Peninnah would taunt Hannah and make fun of her because the LORD had kept her from having children.