The fact of the matter is, we all face trials.
No matter how much you grow in the Lord, no matter how spiritually mature you become, you will face trials...and perhaps even more so as you grow in the Kingdom of God.
Here is the Scripture:
Isaiah 7:9b NLT - Unless your Faith is Firm, I [God] cannot make you stand Firm.
Wow. Meditate on that for a moment.
Some might think, "...but I thought God could do anything! What does He mean, He cannotmake us stand firm??"
This is God's Word, and that is what He said.
Don't analyze. Don't try to force it into your doctrines and understandings of God's nature...take it at face value.
We, being Firm in our Faith, has a great deal to do with God's Power being evident in our lives.
There is our part, and there is God's part.
Here is the context of this scripture:
Israel at this time had split into two Kingdoms...the Northern Kingdom was still called "Israel".
The Southern Kingdom was called, "Judah."
Israel and Syria had allied together and planned to invade Judah, removing Ahaz as King and installing their own. News of this caused the hearts of the people of Judah to "shake as the trees of the forest are shaken in the wind."
However, the Lord sent the Prophet Isaiah with a Word for King Ahaz.
Isaiah 7:7-9 NLT - But this is what the Sovereign Lord says:
"This invasion will never happen;
it will never take place;
8 for Syria is no stronger than its capital, Damascus, and Damascus is no stronger than its king, Rezin. As for Israel, within sixty-five years it will be crushed and completely destroyed.
9 Israel is no stronger than its capital, Samaria, and Samaria is no stronger than its king, Pekah son of Remaliah.
Unless your Faith is Firm,
I cannot make you stand Firm."
Some of us need to hear that same Word today!
The Enemy's attempted invasion into your life will be an utter failure as we stand firm in our faith!
But we must do our part! Stand Firm!
Don't let the enemy defeat you with fear!
Don't let the enemy steal your Joy!
Don't let the enemy steal your Peace!
Don't believe his lies and accusations!
You are forgiven, redeemed, bought with a price, healed, cared for, made righteous, and a son or daughter of the Most High God!
I heard this great quote today:
"How would you treat a friend that lied to you as often as your fears do?"
- Jack W. Hayford
If you are willing to tolerate the devil and his lies, your faith will be weak, and you will remain in fear and defeat.
You can stand Firm today on God's Word and His Promises and move into a position of Victory!