Life has many trials. Jesus never candy coated the truth when teaching His disciples about encountering problems in this world.
John 16:33 (NIV) “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Today the Lord prompted me to recollect specific trials in my past that appeared to be uncertain, hopeless, and depressing, only to remind me that He never abandoned me, always remained close to me, delivered me and restored me!
We can think about the Israelites all day every day and never comprehend how they felt standing on the beach of the Red Sea while the Egyptian soldiers were closing in on them to destroy all of them.
There was no place to go, but yet God created a way for them to escape! According to Exodus 14:1-4, the Lord knew in advance this was going to take place and He was going to use this as an opportunity to show His glory to everyone. God wants to show us a way out when we do not recognize a neon EXIT sign leading us out of our problems.
God will never deliver you half way!
He will always finish what He begins!
God loves to prove us wrong when we believe a difficult situation is hopeless!
Allow me to share a couple of my personal testimonies with you to build your faith…
I believed my difficult situation was hopeless when I was diagnosed with a disease attacking my immune system. This disease is without a known or proven cause and there is no cure for it. It becomes extremely painful to where people are placed on permanent disability and would eventually be admitted to hospitals fighting pain on morphine! I was not allowed to eat or drink anything acidic, which is most of the food everyone eats and could not drive down the street for the length of one block without falling asleep at the wheel with chronic fatigue. God proved me wrong and instantly healed me at a Benny Hinn Conference! This was 20+ years ago!
I believed my difficult situation was hopeless when I was being tormented by mental and verbal abuse to the point of almost losing my mind. I remember kneeling on the altar steps of a church telling God repeatedly that I had I no idea how He was going to fix my living situation, but I knew He could do it. Over and over again I kept telling him these words, while I was repenting and promising Him that I would never put anyone or anything above Him ever again. I promised Him the rightful place in my heart as my first love and meant it with everything within me. One week later, God proved me wrong by exposing the truth into my situation in such a way that every tiny bit of deception was revealed. He delivered me into a better living situation and restored my mind with clarity and gave me new hope for my future.
Whenever I believed my difficult situation was hopeless is when God always proved me wrong! Your situation might be difficult right now! You may feel there is no way out of your mess and defeat is at your doorstep to overtake you, but God is going to prove you wrong!
Luke 18:27 (TPT) Jesus responded, “What appears humanly impossible is more than possible with God. For God can do what man cannot.”