Hebrews 13:5Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Philippians 4:8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Ephesians 6:16-1716 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Many times in our lives, we face circumstances that make us question the love of God in our lives; but there is no issue with God’s love or His grace. God’s love is unchanging whether we are flourishing or downcast. The issue is with where our focus lies. Regardless of the situation or how we feel, God has promised he will always be there for us. When we focus on the reality of his word, peace, joy, faith, and hope become injected into our hearts to see us through the tough times which never last.
Jesus already told us there are trials and tribulations in this world, challenges of life come to everyone. However, we as Christians have a place of refuge when we turn to the word of God, e.g. Proverbs 37:19 says: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all”. As a child of God, this passage on its own communicates faith to you no matter what difficulty you might be facing. On the other hand, the father of lies wants us to focus on the impermanent storms of life which usually lead to a state of despondence, but we have solid hope in the word of God.
There are so many distractions which come from the system of this world, and if we do not diligently dwell on God’s word, we become susceptible to the deception of the enemy. Many people in the world are bound by the facts because that is the only truth they know or choose to dwell in. Also, many believers are saved but sometimes encounter discouragement because they consider the facts of life more superior (consciously or unconsciously) to the truth of God’s word. But the word of God remains true even when all you see around you is contrary, it does not bow to circumstances. Circumstances eventually succumb to the power of the word if you hold on to it.
Finally, in the midst of the myriad voices in the world trying to snatch our attention, please make the voice of God the sole priority in your life. Immerse yourself in His words so your profiting may appear, and by so doing, all the voices of the enemy will remain silenced. This is our place of victory.
Lord help us value your word as we ought to (being your precious gift to us), enable us to give ourselves totally to your word so we won’t be distracted or flinched by the voices of the enemy when we are faced with challenges of life. Amen.