Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. Psalm 34:19
Win every time. When someone becomes a Christian, life does not become easy or utopian. It actually gets more intensified because we are going against the current of the world. But God is good and because of Jesus we can be convinced that even though there are challenges, we can “overwhelmingly conquer” every time (Romans 8:37). Jesus died for us, gave us His Holy Spirit as our Guide, and has given us power so that when we speak the Name of Jesus, mountains move.
Interrupt negative thinking with the truth of God’s Word. Some of you are roughing it out in the middle of your challenge. God sees your situation and He will not leave you stranded. What He has started in you He will complete and He will sustain it in the middle (Philippians 1:6). When we are in the time before we see the breakthrough, we have to watch over our hearts and mouths to make sure we don’t limit God with unbelief by constantly complaining or processing our problem. Instead we need to speak what God says and think what God thinks about our situation.
Never back down. Breakthrough can happen from one moment to the next. One day Thomas Edison didn’t know how to make a filament, but the next day he did. One day a war was on, but the next day it was over. One day a man was sick and the next day he was healed. One day a young woman was lost and the next day she was saved. Don’t quit! The Apostle Paul dealt with intense situations. At one point he said that he and his companions “despaired even of life.” But they put their trust “in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us” (2 Corinthians 1:8-10 NKJV). Past, present, future—God has you covered!
Keep pressing on toward the breakthrough!
Pastor Jeff Perry
God has given me everything I need pertaining to life and godliness. He is not weak toward me but mighty in me. Greater is He who is in me than He who is in the world. Nothing can separate me from the love of Christ. In all these things I overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loves me. 2 Peter 1:3; 2 Corinthians 13:3; 1 John 4:4; Romans 8:35-37
“Save, rescue, set free, liberate.” From Old French delivrer “to set free; remove; save, preserve.”
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