The first step needed to walk victoriously in the abundant life God has given us is to remember, remember, remember, that we are redeemed. Sin is no longer our master.
The modern church does not suffer, primarily, from a lack of teaching: the modern church suffers from a lack of obedience. The failure of the church today is that Believers refuse to practice the teachings of Scripture: we make every excuse to do the opposite of what the Bible teaches. We will only be able to stand up to the fierce storms of life if we have a foundation built on OBEDIENCE to God’s Word.
It’s been a long time, a long hard slog, and we feel discouraged. We know God has helped us. We know He has seen us through so far… but will it ever end? Will we be hiding in the wilderness forever?? Will our finances ever get straightened out? Will our health, or the health of a loved one, ever get better??
…victory over the enemy does not come while warring on the battlefield, the victory comes while praying on our knees. It is in seeking God that the victory is won.
If our God, Jehovah, is our Healer, why do we fear illness/disease? If Jehovah is our provider, why do we fear poverty? If Jehovah is our shield, why do we fear our enemies?
When The LORD goes before us, He leaves a Trail of Triumph for us to walk in: as long as we follow Him, as long as we walk in the paths He has laid out, we cannot fail.
…we will be victorious when we die to sin and live in the power of God’s enabling grace.
“…our faith in God may be tested to the ultimate. How will we come out on the other side of difficult situations? Will we emerge from our troubles and trials giving Christ the victory for having clung to Him and the promises in His Word?” ~ Precious Promises Prevail over Persistent Problems.
Jesus’ resurrection… gives us hope that we too can live our lives unburdened by sin/sinfulness/the sin-nature. We have a hope for the present, for our day-to-day walk, that sin does not have to rule over our lives: Jesus’ resurrection means we are free.
Sometimes God chooses to let us walk through the storm so that we can learn that He will never leave us or let a situation be more than we can handle with His help. And sometimes He just plain steps in and fixes everything better than we could possibly have dreamed. Sometimes it happens in a moment, sometimes after years of patient waiting. We’ll never see it if we don’t let Him work, if we don’t step back in faith and let God be God.