We all will face challenging circumstances throughout our lives - it's inevitable.
During these times, we might question if we will ever win or experience a victory. When you have these doubts, remember this story from the sixth chapter of Joshua.
On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times. The seventh time around, the priest sounded the trumpet blast, and Joshua commanded, "The people shout for the Lord has given you the city." Joshua and the children of Israel followed God's plan and gained an incredible win that day. When the trumpet sounded, the people shouted. When the people shouted, the wall collapsed, and every man charged straight in and took the city.
So, when you are thinking, "I do not have what you have. I am not blessed, but you are blessed. I am struggling, and you don't know my struggles," you may be right.
God knows exactly where you are and how you are struggling, and He is here to lead us and guide us through our struggles.
Comedian David Brenner came from an impoverished but very close-knit family. When he graduated high school, his father reached in his pocket and gave him a nickel as a gift. He told him to use the nickel to buy a newspaper, read every word of it, then go find himself a job. "I always thought it was a great joke that my father played on me," said Brenner. A few years ago, he was in the army thinking about his family and his life. Then he realized, although his friends had gotten new cars and new clothes, his father gave him the whole world with just one nickel.
With God, all things are possible.
If we have a faith that wins because we are obedient and do things that God wants us to do, we will win even if it doesn't make sense. We will walk away victorious in our personal life and faithful following of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Wes Humble, is the Executive Director of Ministry and Community Relations at Liberty HealthShare. Wes’s writings can be found in the Liberty HealthShare newsletter each month. We encourage you to allow God to be part of your daily journey. If you would like prayer for yourself or a family member from our Pastoral Care Team, you can request prayer inside your PrayerBox, found inside your member ShareBox.