Reading the book of Philippians this morning brought great encouragement to my heart and I thought to share with you something from my gleanings. . .
In the fourth chapter of that Book, Apostle Paul recounted how he was familiar with living through lack and plenty. He had learnt to manage the high and low moments of life.
Friend, life comes as a total package. This is the truth about life. It will be a form of deception if I told you that you will not run into ditches of your way. Yeah, we pray that the road be smooth but you cannot ascertain what comes with the turns and bends on the way.
I want you to remember every day, as you journey through this year that you may be faced with the good and bad situations of life alike. That’s the reality of life. But also, I want you to remember that you can go through it unscathed.
You can do whatever it is that you have to. Including climbing the mountains and walking through the valley.
. . . Only believe that with God on your side you are victorious. God is God both in the mountains and I’m the valley. Rely on the strength that only Jesus can input in you.
During those moments of lack, insufficiency, betrayal, loss, sorrow, deprivation, etc, just key into Christ’s strength.
Yes, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. And that is because God will not allow any temptation that is beyond what you can take on to come to you.
Whatever the case may be this year, and the rest of your life, know that you have no reason to fall under pressure of negativity (or positivity) as long as you let the everlasting arms of God carry you through. Forget about what you can do or not. Completely rely on God’s strength made available for you.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.
God will be with you in every situation. Don’t ignore His presence. He is interested in every intricate detail of your life.
May The Lord go ahead of you and grant you victory every day!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!