When you feel like you are going through the fire, when you feel like you have been thrown into the firey furnace, or the lion's den, do you cry and moan and feel sorry for yourself, or do you approach it with the same courage and faith that Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, and Daniel did?
It is not God's will for you to suffer. Please do not fall into that lie of Satan. God says that He will deliver you through it. His grace is sufficient. He does not tell you to suffer and endure, no He tells you to come to Him and find rest from your troubles, your burdens, and He will bring you through. Don't think you have to endure and stay until you are covered in the stench of the smoke, don't believe that lie that it is God's will for you to suffer. God's Son already did the suffering so that we would not have to. Don't try to take His place on the cross. You can't. AMEN!
2 Cor. 12 v 9......and He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness"..........
You see when you are too weak to handle the problem, God's strength will bring you through it, if you turn it over to Him.
That is the key. We have to turn it over to Him, and trust Him to bring us through. So the next time something is coming against you, and you feel you are too weak to go on, realize that your weakness has made God's strength perfect and there is nothing that He can not do for you. AMEN!
You will recall the stories of the ones mentioned above. The first three did not burn in that furnace of fire but were joined there by a fourth man, who brought them out and they did not even have the smell of smoke on them. (see Daniel 3 v 19-25) AMEN! And what about Daniel, the lion's mouths were closed and he was not harmed in any way. (see Daniel 6 v19-23) Why, because in the midst of their trouble, they called on God to deliver them. They praised and worhsipped the LORD during their trials. AMEN! They believed without doubt that He would deliver them. PRAISE THE LORD! HALLELUJAH!
When will we get to that place in our own lives, that we can believe without doubt that God will bring us through? When will we realize that God's will for us is a life full of joy and abundance and excellent health, not sickness, poverty, or sadness? When will we realize just how much God loves us and wants us well and whole? When will we fully trust in the word of God? When will we totally give ourselves and our lives to Jesus. AMEN!
1 John 5 v 3-5....For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world, our Faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?......
You see, God's love is not burdensome. You have the victory already if you believe in the Name of Jesus. Use His strength to pull you through. AMEN! Where do you find this strength? In the word of GOD. AMEN!
STAY IN THE WORD!