From the 40 Days of Daily Bread Series.
Walking with God is somewhat of a spiritual obstacle course. There are challenges of being stretched, temptations, purging, failures. While those are true and can be disheartening, however, let’s look at the positive. 🙂 There is joy in overcoming, the taste of sweet victory at the end of the fight and the satisfaction of growth. God works everything to our good, and no matter what HE supersedes any earthly treasure!
Sometimes we get to a place of truly exercising our faith, and it’s not easy. Yet, don’t get discouraged. Your spiritual muscles are getting stronger. If you fall down on the spiritual trail, get right back up. If you just sit there, you’re going to get run over. The Lord encourages you through His word. God is loves to see you go on with Him!
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand. Psalm 37:23-24 ESV
How to Move Forward
The secret to standing is the light of the Word. Old-fashioned foot lamps only gave enough light for one step. The traveler had to take the next step before enough of the path could be seen to go on to the next step.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 ESV
Take it one step at a time, one day at a time. Even take it one hour at a time, if necessary!
For the righteous falls seven times and rises again…Proverbs 24:16a ESV
He is your God! His light will show you where you are about to trip, so it can be avoided. You can do this! You can overcome! If you need His strength, you got it!Sometimes we get to a place of truly exercising our faith, and it's not easy. Yet, don't get discouraged. Your spiritual muscles are getting stronger.
- Write these verses in your journal and pray them over yourself. Know that God is with you, His strength is provided for you, and He delights in your progress!
Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me. Psalm 119:133 ESV
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, Jude 1:24 ESV
Can you take a moment a leave a comment giving God glory for His faithfulness?