By Tanya Wilson
When faced with adversity, it’s a great opportunity to watch what the Lord will do on your behalf in spite of! If we stop and reflect, there are examples, one after the other of victory despite the circumstances.
We have to trust and know that no matter what it looks like, our victory in the situation is assured. I’m not suggesting that adversity is easy and that somehow when we are in the midst of it, that all we have to do is blink and presto chango everything is alright, often it is quite the contrary.
It really does come down to trust. Psalm 56:3-4 puts it like this, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust, I shall not be afraid, what can flesh do to me?”
I was a late bloomer in this area. Yes, I knew what the Bible said, and I attended services and heard the messages from the pulpit that encouraged faith and trust; but when I finished reading or returned home from church, I allowed what I call gremlins to enter my mind. My mouth said one thing, but in those days, I trusted everything else. I trusted what my job said, I trusted what the bank said and the main thing I trusted was myself.
After suffering my way through long enough, I decided to just trust what God instructed all along. Imagine that! Now after many years of practice I have gotten to the point that when adversity rears its ugly head, I stand back flat footed on trust and I wait in faith to see how things will work out.
Ephesians 2:8-9 breaks it down like this, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
We have all had nail biter experiences where we cannot see any way out of a situation and as a matter of fact, it looks as if there is no solution and just in the final seconds, the way is made out of what appeared to be no way. In that moment, we are clear that it was nothing we could have done ourselves, that it was His gift that made the difference.
No matter what the situation is, regardless of how dark the circumstances, if you trust, your good is assured.
Tanya M. Wilson is an inspirational speaker and writer living in Charlotte N.C. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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