Life exist is beyond what we see physically.
“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” Hebrews 11:3 NKJV
Your struggles will be manifested into successes. Only when you’ve overcome the test, will you be able to receive the revelation that it was all working for you good. Your giant problem is a giant door. In other words, the issues of life are opportunities for God to show up.
Question: “Well why was I chosen to be the recipient of so many trials and tribulations and not the receiver of the encouraging word to AVOID this mess?”
Reply: Because The Lord knows what He instilled in you. He has a fighter in YOU. Your tears, trials and persecution build your character. Truth is, the Lord is not an unconcerned and disconnected parent. He has everything to do with you. In fact, Jesus has the solution before the problem even presented itself. 9 times out of 10, your Father did send the encouragement, but you were probably not willing to receive it. You did not want to listen.
Remember this: There’s no main character to a story without a plot. There’s no hero without a villain. There’s no victory without a journey.
- YOU are a winner.
- YOU are a soldier.
- YOU will not give up.
- YOU will not give in.
- YOU are a survivor.
When we set a drinking glass down or lift it to drink from it and then place it back down from its origin, our hand is still on the glass. Our hand is needed to guide the glass, ensuring the contents does not spill and to ensure the glass is stable enough to be placed back on the surface.
When God places you in the valley of dry bones, He still has his hands on you. Otherwise, how would you come out?
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” Psalms 23:4 NKJV