Today’s Devotional: Born to win
Psalm 66:10,12 NKJV “For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined…But You brought us out to rich fulfillment.”
Have you ever been in a situation where your life seems to be crumbling, and many things at the same time seem to be going wrong? In your own understanding you have exhausted all options, and having to discuss your struggle is so painful that you fight back tears. You may be in such a situation currently, and you may be wondering how you will get out of the rut. The truth about the situation you are faced with is that it will come to an end. On the other hand, you have a responsibility to know that whatever difficulty you pass through in life must not become a part of you.
Too many times when we go through difficulties in life, we have a tendency to focus too much on the problems, the difficulty, the hopelessness, and the problem is that the same begins to take root within. The greater danger is that if the negativity takes root, though the situation itself may pass, the root developed within can still produce fruit of the same issues at a later time. Then you find yourself in a situation whereby the same problems seem to be repeating itself. Proverbs 4:20 warns that we guard our hearts because out of it flows the issues of life. You must guard your heart in the midst of troublesome times, and it requires a conscious effort and a conscious decision.
You have to make a decision and actively take steps to allow God’s Word take root in your heart so that it controls you and produces fruit accordingly. The Bible is filled with characters who have gone through seemingly impossible situations, and the solution to their challenge has always started with a Word from God. At the moment the Word takes root in the heart of the person, faith is built and victory is won. God already promised that no temptation or trial that is beyond you will overcome you (1 Cor.10:13). However the grace to pass through the fire and end up in the destination of rich fulfillment is accessed by faith through God’s Word.
Make a decision to seek out Scriptures that speak to you in the midst of your own trial. You are a winner despite all that you may face. Psalm 30:5 says that weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Understand that morning does not signify a chronological time, rather it is the point at which the light of God’s Word ignites in your heart because the entrance of God’s Word brings light (Ps.119:130).
Scriptures to Meditate: Ps. 27:1,3,13-14, 62:1, Isa.51:3, Heb.4:6; 13:5-6, Nah.1:7, Eph.3:16-19