(excerpts by Joyce Meyer)
Scripture of The Day 6/23/2022
The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]! (Habakkuk 3:19)
We all go through stuff in life–some good and some bad. We often think that when we hear the phrase “I’m going through something” that it is bad news, but if we view it properly, we realize “going through” is good; it means we are not stuck! I wrote a devotional a while back on going through the go-throughs. The fact is that we will go through stuff, and there’s somethings only you can go through.
Isaiah 43:2 says, When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you. So the Word is clear that we will walk through stuff. It is not bad news, it is reality, We don’t grow or become strong during life’s good times; we grow when we press through difficulties without giving up.
Growth is not an automatic result of difficulty. Hardships do not necessarily produce growth or strength in us; it’s not quite that simple. We must choose the right attitude toward our challenges and refuse to quit or give up. We may have to do what is right for a long time before we feel it is paying off, but if we stay faithful and refuse to give up, good results will come. Once we go through the adversities and challenges we face, we emerge as better people than we were when we went into them. This is how we grow in faith, this is how we grow in trusting God, this is how we grow in Him.
Determine that you will go all the way through every difficulty you face in life. Make a decision to keep moving forward knowing God is with you.