In sharp contrast to the Lord, the enemy barks and shouts just to ensure that we are aware of and intimidated by his presence. Is he all bark? How do you walk in victory over the enemy who magnifies his presence to invoke fear?
All of us struggle through trials, sufferings, and periods of change. God uses every struggle to stretch our faith. Today, Kim M. Clark shares from her latest devotional how growth stems from our pain. There is no progress without pain.
Christianity doesn’t ensure a cake-walk life—Jesus told us to expect to go through many trials and sorrows. But we don’t go through them alone. Kim Clark and I talk about finding hope during difficult times. We discuss the nature of trials, the reason for trials, why God allows us to experience trials, and how to best handle them.
How my life changed for the better when I started each day by surrendering it to God in prayer by asking Him to “teach me to do Your will, Lord.” At times, it seems like a bold prayer but His plan is always perfect.
When things seem hopeless, we get to choose how we will respond. How do we maintain our hope and faith when situations look hopeless? We can employ the same strategies Abraham used. God richly rewarded him for his obedience and he is now known as the father of faith.