First and foremost I would like to let you know that no matter how great your challenges are God is much bigger than them all. God is bigger than every problem or any mountain you can ever see or think. If you look at God instead of your situation then you will overcome. Remember the story of Peter who saw Jesus walking on water while he was with the other disciples in the boat. He asked Jesus if he could do the same, to which Jesus said yes. He stepped out and walked on water, but when he began to look at the storm he began to sink; when he refocused and looked at Jesus he brought him out.
You have to realize from now on that you cannot handle your challenges alone; the one who knew you before you were born is available to help you. He knows about the problem upfront because nothing takes him by surprise. Call on him so as not to labour in vain. Let God show you the way and help you overcome that challenge.
Do not fear – This is one of the things you have to do to overcome whatever you are facing right now. God said that we should not fear because he knows that there are things that would intimidate us in this world; things that would cause us to be afraid. Today, there are so many challenges going on in the world such that there is gross darkness as stated in Isaiah 60 verse 1. Wherever you run to, there are challenges there too, but make sure you stay in the presence of God, for he that dwells in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the almighty. Wherever you are, ensure God’s presence is with you. David said in Psalms 23 verse 4 that he would fear no evil because God was with him. There are three hundred and sixty five (365) places in the bible that says do not fear. That means you have enough do not fears for the whole year. The bible also says do not fear what they fear. This is the time to look beyond our fears and look up to God. God has a strategy for his children and those who look up to him shall be saved.
Walk by faith– God’s thoughts towards you are thoughts of peace and not of evil. He has good plans for you, so align your thoughts with his. The Bible says as a man thinketh in his heart so is he. When the situations around you are not exactly how you expected them to be, that is when you should walk by faith. You have to believe the word of God because he says you have overcome in first John 5:4; “and that this is the victory that overcomes the world even our faith.” You have to walk by faith and not by sight. The word of God says in Luke 1 verse 45 that “blessed is she that believeth for there shall be a performance.” Do not get discouraged, don’t quit, don’t give up, don’t be afraid; without a battle there is no victory. God is with you so focus on him, have faith in him and you will overcome.
This week whatever the challenges may be, look unto God, do not fear, walk in faith and he will help you to overcome.
In His love