Moving from Trials to Triumphs
And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. - Job 42:10
Nothing can happen without God’s permission and God will not allow a difficulty unless He has a divine purpose for it. If you will keep your peace, you’ll pass the test, and God will bring you out better than you were before.
So now, how do you handle various seasons of your life? How do you deal with frustrations from enemies and forces of hell that are set out to hinder you from getting your reward? Beloved, never you allow the enemy to magnify your challenge as to you forgetting God’s mercy you have enjoyed in the time past. I beseech you not to let your focus be on what you don't have and lose appreciation for what you already have because If you are encouraged to follow God, you will surely witness better days in the future.
As believers, we belong to a kingdom of priests and kings. Therefore, no matter what happens, you belong to a kingdom whose reign is divine. And as a member of that Kingdom, you are light and salt; so, don't allow anything to frustrate you out of who you are in destiny. And remember that “As a royal priesthood, kings don't cry anyhow”
Whatever you are going through, God will still be God. And at a time in your life, God will allow your faith to be tried to reveal what is in your heart. For instance, in the book of Job, the devil cast an aspersion on the children of God. The devil thought we love God because of what we receive from Him. God boasted about Job, but the devil accused Job of loving God because of his riches. Hence, Job became a spiritual laboratory for both God and the devil but at the end of it all, Job passed the spiritual examination.
Prayer: I am coming out of the trials of life victorious in Jesus name
Further Reading: Exodus 19:6; 1 Peter 2:9; Job 1:9-11
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Zechariah 2:1-3:10; Revelation 13:1-13:18; Psalm 141:1-10; Proverbs 30:18-20