I take no credit for this post as it was inspired by a Man of God, I was blessed to hear preach yesterday! I know personally this message was for me, and I feel it may be of help to many more out there going through storms, trials and tests.
The truth is we are all going through it in some capacity, spiritually, physically , emotionally and mentally! The enemy is strategically hitting us , where it hurts the most, our weaknesses.
I am like a walking wounded solider who has come off the battlefield. I am not boasting when I tell you it has been one storm after another, I was trained, prayed up, praying in the spirit, I know my spiritual weapons, prayer, fasting, seeking God, speaking God’s word. Putting on the full Armor of God. I got knocked down hard, and I get back up , get knocked down again. In Matthews 6:13, it states “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” “We are to ask our father to deliver us from the evil one!
I have faith, God says we need just a mustard seed of faith. The Man of God said “Then what is the problem” in a matter of words he said our problem is our unbelief. Faith and Belief work together.
I read this article where I Loved the explanation given by author “Peter Stone” which explains what it means from the verse that says , “When I am weak, he is strong”
I read an article where Peter Stones states: “When our lives are running smoothly and devoid of trials, we have a tendency to rely upon our own human strength – strength that cannot compare in any way to Christ’s almighty, divine strength.
However, when our life is beset with difficulties and storms, our strength fades away and we become weak. Yet in these times of personal weakness we can turn to Jesus and rely upon His divine strength, and through that strength, face and endure those storms. And when we are relying upon Christ’s almighty strength instead of upon our own inadequate strength, we are really strong.
The Amplified Bible’s expansion of this Bible passage, explains it perfectly:
Three times I called upon the Lord and besought [Him] about this and begged that it might depart from me; But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me! So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength). ”
Above, when I speak of being attacked in our weakness, that should tell you something….the enemy has absorbed, watched and learned all about you. The enemy strategically is planning his attach against you!
Do not Fear, for God says we already have Victory! Our problem is our lack of belief. When you put faith and belief together, he who is in you is greater than he who is the world! When you have done all you know to do, open your bible and just STAND on the word and promises of GOD! God will fight for you! My final question to you is “When you ask God for deliverance, WON’T GOD DO IT! You got the FAITH, now you must BELIEVE! God is greater than your sin, your betrayal, your rejection, your mess, your circumstances, your illness and your finances! You Simply must Believe God is going to move that mountain, heal, restore, deliver and save!!!!! Glory to God! I BELIEVE, DO YOU!!!