September 13 Now It’s On You And You Faint

 “Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands. Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees. But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.” Job 4:3-5 KJV You have strengthened the hands of those who were weary and encouraged them to carry on and not give up before. There is a question that I have always asked myself, “When it happens to you, how are you going to react?” Job was in the ministry of encouraging others. He was a man others could look up to for guidance in times of pain and failure. His friends for several times had been encouraged by this man Job by his counsel, their lives had been improved.

The Lord was about to take Job to the next level; he was about to bring promotion in his life. Job had upheld those who were falling and had strengthened the feeble knees. In this season, Job was facing adversity, in moments like these; realize that the Lord is still for you and is faithful to carry you through. You have to be focused on the Lord continually because in your adversity, God is taking you to the next level. Be careful of what you say because in such moments, the devil will suggest that you curse God and die. Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places… (Hab 3:17-19) Have things been going wrong in your life? Have you felt that the Lord has forgotten you and are you discouraged to the point of giving up? The above scripture paints a number of scenarios. In these scenarios we see desolation and disaster. They are scenarios in which all things seem to fail. However, the scripture goes on to say, “I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” God is looking for people that will draw their joy from the Lord and not the things that surround them. When you trust in the things that are around you, they are bound to change and hence your view of life will change with them. However, when you put your trust in the Lord, the Lord does not change hence we can be able to rejoice when things appear dim and unbearable.

Your strength has to be the Lord and nothing else. If you trust in man, intelligence and other outside variables, all these things are bound to change. Our God has an unchanging nature; he is not changed by world events! When we learn to put our faith in Him, we will not be dismayed and we will recognize that in all seasons, he causes us to walk upon our high places. The situation that you are facing today can be overcome, just learn to look up to the Lord and He will strengthen you. He will cause you to be fruitful in a season of drought and will cause you to overcome even when you do not have strength. When adversity comes, do not faint, stand and have confidence in the Lord!

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