DON’T GIVE UP
Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all Psalms 34:19 (KJV)
As a believer you were never promised a trouble-free life but you have always been warned in the word of God that there will be challenges. The bible says that many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him from them all. If the word of God has promised that God delivers from all troubles, then that settles it. I encourage you never to give up no matter what you are going through. Let me assure you that you are not alone in this struggle. Beloved, the Lord God is on your side.
Beloved, when the Lord puts you on the spot, or allows you go through certain challenges, it is so that He can flex His muscles on your behalf. For example Goliath threatened Israel forty days and nights. Saul and his army were running from Goliath, fully armed yet running into the trenches. In all of these, God did nothing. He did nothing because what He has put in us is able to confront our confrontations. There is no material for failure in the inside of you. Understand that one event in your life does not describe you. You must separate your relationship with God from the things that happen to you. The least person you would expect to confront Goliath was David, a small boy that had not learnt the art of warfare. But there was something he knew that made him stand out. He knew the ability of his God. Daniel 11:32 says that ”they that know their God shall be strong and shall do exploits
1n 1st Samuel Hannah could not bear children and was also constantly provoked by her adversary Peninnah who had several children. The scriptures record that God eventually visited her and gave her a child who later grew up to be one of the greatest Prophets that ever lived. I prophesy that God will come through for you in that area of your life where you have suffered delay.
Further Reading: I Samuel 17:23-26, 1: 20, Psalms 84:5-6 Daily Bible Reading: Morning Deuteronomy 25-27, Evening Mark 14:27-53