Faith Is Hard When Afflictions Hits Again

Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!….Mark 9:24

There are days when I feel like the man in Mark chapter 9 with who had faith, but also struggled with unbelief.

Can God really pull through? How can I keep going through this over and over again? Am I going to have to deal continually with the consequences of this reality? Will I walk away scared and bruised or better than I was before?

Friend, do you realize that Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den because of the ungodly, selfish choices of others and God protected him there? Yes, you might be in the lion’s den today because of someone else’s choices, but don’t you see, your God is big enough and mighty enough to protect you there. It’s the very place He showcases His power in you if you’re willing to believe that the place of your affliction is the place of your deliverance.

So friend, whatever is pressing you into the den of affliction, don’t push it out of your life, let God deliver you in it. Don”t become angered by the people who put you there because of their own selfish choices, but stand tall knowing that victory is already yours. As you stand in faith and continue to move forward (even though you sometimes wonder if you have the faith to do it) the Lord will meet you with the grace, victory and power you need to walk by faith and not by sight. He’ll restore what the locusts have eaten and He’ll promote you to a greater place of honor as you serve Him in the Kingdom. Not a place of honor for yourself, but a place where you can showcase and honor His name as He delivers you in your affliction.

Therefore, stay faithful in your job, parenting, friendships, marriage and family relationships. The hardship you’re going through in it can either bring you out of something in freedom or plant you deep in bitterness. The choice is yours.

Let your light shine in your affliction, that those around you may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.

Lord, I believe, help my unbelief! Sometimes when I thrown into the lion’s den I doubt if I’ll come out without scars and better than I was before. Forgive me for my lack of faith. Help me now to walk in the victory that is mine in Christ Jesus! Amen!

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