Don’t Faint In
The Day Of Adversity!
“If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small” (Proverbs.24:10).
Christianity is a bed of roses, with tests, trials and challenging times in our journey of faith. Such challenging times are what the Bible refers to as “the evil day” (Ephesians 6:13), or “the day of adversity” as read in our opening verse. Some believers dread such periods and specifically pray to God never to allow them go through trials and challenges. To avoid situations that challenge your faith is to checkmate your chances of promotion.
James 1:2 says, “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.” Why would God admonish you to rejoice when tests and challenges come at you on all sides? It’s because He knows that victory is in your spirit. Having been born again, you’ve become an overcomer and more than a conqueror. Consequently, no situation that you face should overwhelm you.
God knows what stuff you’re made of, that’s why He said “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it”(1 Corinthians 10:13). You have what it takes to overcome any trial, temptation or adversity. So you must not cower, give in or faint under any pressure whatsoever. Be tough. Jesus was tough. He withstood and triumphed over all the contrary winds that came His way (Hebrews 12:2).
There’re things that make you tough as a Christian, and if you don’t welcome them, you’d remain at the same level of faith and maturity. Therefore your adversaries are important in the toughening process, so never pray against them, no matter what troubles, problems and difficulties they bring your way. Welcome them as necessary challenges to strengthen your faith muscles and you’ll discover they’re the agents for your promotion.
Remember Joseph and how he managed the adversities that came his way. He overcame all the troubles he suffered after his brothers sold him into slavery, and rose to become the Prime Minister of Egypt. He would later tell his brothers in Genesis 45:5: “…be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.”
I have known only one journey in life: upward and forward. I don’t have ups and downs. That doesn’t mean challenges don’t come, but I always win. So welcome challenges; welcome troubles, because they’re the contrary winds that help to drive your roots deeper. And the more the wind blows against you the higher you’ll fly. Hallelujah!
Dear Heavenly Father,
thank you for helping me see through your Word how profitable the challenges that come my way are in strengthening my faith thus resulting in my promotion, as I handle them with the right attitude. I’m fully convinced of my eternal victory over satan, the world and every adversity that may come my way, therefore I rejoice,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Romans 8:28; Ephesians 6:10-13