David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. – 1 Sam 17:37 (KJV)
Recently, I was speaking with someone who, like many people today, is experiencing some tough times in their financial lives. While we spoke I was reminded of the scripture above and how easy it is to forget the last time we faced what seemed to be insurmountable odds. Because I know him personally, I tried to remind him that God has brought him through tough times before.
Have you ever thought you were at the end of your rope and God made a way? How about on more than one occasion? Have you ever been between the proverbial “rock and a hard place?” I’m speaking about having bills to pay and no money to pay them; or facing a report from the doctor that have them shaking their head.
It is these types of situations that make you forget anything that God has done. But it is these circumstances that should remind you that all is not lost because you have faced tough times before and survived. We serve a God that delivers!
David faced an enemy that was big and powerful but he looked back over his life and saw the delivering power of an almighty God. His tough times included facing lions and bears but each time God was with him and saw him through to victory.
In your past, you may have faced things that are tougher than what you are facing now—maybe not—but be assured of this one thing…the God that saw you through that difficulty, will see you through this one. This will, one day, be another victory you can look back on. Don’t quit and don’t ever give up because we serve an all-powerful God that is able to do the impossible.
As I reflect upon the conversation, I could hear faith—which is confidence in God and His Word—rising up in him and what started out as a depressing encounter turned into a testimony service…with the two of us testifying to the victories that God has saw us through and to the glory of God.
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