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The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Psalm 110:1-2
Have you ever felt like there was an attack on your job, finances, health or even from the people in your life? And how did you get through the hard times and what did you learn? Whenever we feel as being under attack by the enemy, remember God is still in complete and ultimate control.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33
The enemy is well-known for bringing confusion into our lives and feeding us lies that causes conflict within ourselves and with each other. The enemy’s goal is to destroy God’s image in which is called mankind. When we go through these trials and tribulations, regardless of how difficult they may be, you cannot give in to Satan’s ploy which is set to destroy you. Instead, hold fast to God’s Word, pray for protection and strength and know that God is going to bring you through because God’s in ultimate control.
And also, learn. During your trials, this is also one of God’s teaching tools so that you can learn something important and come out stronger than you did before. So your trials are also strengthening you! So when your next trial comes, you will know how to conquer it.
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 1 Peter 5:10
And also more importantly with building our strength, trails are a necessity to build our faith in God.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 2 Corinthians 13:5
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:2-4
We also encounter trials by the attack of the enemy on our jobs, through our finances and through our health, but remember – the battle is not yours, it’s the Lord’s! Take for example a cancer survivor – there are countless stories of people who are survivors of cancer. Because of the cancer survivors’ experiences, they typically share their stories to other people on how they pushed through the hard times and how they fought cancer. Majority of the cancer survivors may even become more empathetic to giving hope and helping others who may be battling an illness themselves or give advice to people on how to live a healthier life or may even start a nonprofit organization. You see? The sickness was the enemy but the enemy became their footstool by the testimonies of their experiences, the giving of advice to others or the starting of a nonprofit organization.
For you to have a trial and pass the test is having God’s Favor. This is God’s Will.