Romans 8:37, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
We overcome our setbacks in the Christian life by relying on God’s Spirit and finding comfort in His love for us. Though tests and trials are nothing strange to the Christian, we shouldn’t allow them to control our lives. Don’t let your present situations determine your identity!In other words, don’t let your problems change who you are in Christ. For example, just because you may have money problems at times it doesn’t mean you’re not blessed. Or when you face tragic times it does not change the fact that you are still a child of the King! Problems come and go, but who you are remains forever because you belong to God.
Paul in the above passage said that we face trials all the time, but we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us! David also said in Psalm 23:5, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” Why? Because God is fighting the battle for you! You get the reward of someone else’s work. God is your Father, Jesus is your Savior, and the Holy Spirit is your Power! Therefore, let God make your tests your testimonies.
Remember, whatever situations God has brought you to, He will bring you through! You may be in a valley that has the shadow of death all around, but you will go through the valley and reach the mountaintop on the other side! And in the midst of all your hurt, pain, and weakness Jesus’ rod and staff will comfort you! Jesus promised His love and presence will never leave nor forsake you, Hebrews 13:5.
Here are some easy things to remember next time you feel like giving up, (a) God is with you- you’re not alone, (b) Everything is “Father-filtered”- nothing is happening without His involvement, and (c) Tests and trials are only temporary but God’s love for you is eternal! Yes, it may be true we as Christians face hardships in life, but we will never have to face them alone! God is with us!
- Repent of any self-pity or doubt you may feel in your times of trouble.
- Pray and ask God to comfort you in your times of hardship.
- Don’t grow weary in doing good because God’s love and Spirit is with you, Galatians 6:9!