Hello, dear friends! Welcome to another edition of our motivational Christian devotional blog. Today, I want to talk to you about a very important topic: how to rise strong in the face of challenges and difficulties.
We all face trials and tribulations in our lives. Sometimes, we may feel like giving up, losing hope, or doubting God's plan for us. But I want to encourage you today with this powerful truth: God is with you, and He will help you overcome anything that comes your way.
The Bible says in Isaiah 40:31, "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." This verse tells us that when we put our trust in God, He will give us the strength and the courage to rise above our circumstances and soar to new heights.
How do we do that? How do we rise strong when we feel weak, discouraged, or afraid? Here are three practical steps that can help you:
- Remember God's promises. God has given us many promises in His Word that can inspire us and reassure us of His love, His power, and His faithfulness. For example, He promises to never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), to work all things together for our good (Romans 8:28), and to give us peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7). Whenever you face a challenge, remind yourself of these promises and claim them by faith.
- Rely on God's grace. God's grace is His unmerited favor and His enabling power that helps us to do what we cannot do on our own. We don't have to rely on our own strength, wisdom, or resources to rise strong. We can rely on God's grace, which is sufficient for us and made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Whenever you feel overwhelmed, ask God for His grace and receive it by faith.
- Rejoice in God's goodness. God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good. Even when we don't understand what He is doing or why He is allowing something to happen, we can trust that He has a good purpose and a good plan for us. We can also thank Him for the good things He has already done for us and the good things He will do in the future. The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." Whenever you face a problem, praise God for His goodness and thank Him for His provision.