It’s Working – Beloved Women – September 29, 2020
READ: “It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.” (Psalm 119:71 ESV)
TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT: In life, we will experience things coming from all different directions and sometimes several things all at once, yet God will give us peace even during our storm. Life happens to us all and there are some things that will throw us for a loop, have us scratching our head, baffled, puzzled, and confused. But because our hope and our faith lie in Jesus Christ, we do not become desperate, thirsty, and hungry after the wrong things.
As Jesus hung on the cross, he had a moment where He questioned God, but he said not my will, but thine will be done. He said, “IT IS FINISHED,” hung his head, and gave up the Ghost. Now as a believer, we must walk out the finished work on the Cross. So, in the end, we still win. God will complete the work that He has started in us, but we must participate in the plan.
When David the Psalmist talked about “it was good for me that I have been afflicted,” he was referring to the fact of the change that was taking place on the inside of him. No, it did not feel good, no he did not like it, nor appreciated it initially, yet it allowed him to know God in a different way.
It is through the pressing together that the oil in your life is manifested. So, when you feel the pressure or the fire intensify, it is because God is pruning and refining you into something greater. Do not be overwhelmed but overcome through Christ Jesus.
PRAY: Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you that no matter what we go through, because of Your finished work on the cross, we can conquer anything. Even in our affliction, You are still allowing it to always work for our good. In our afflictions, we learn to trust You more. In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen.
REFLECT: What are areas in your life where you were afflicted? What did you gain from your experience?
SHARE: Do not be overwhelmed but overcome through Christ Jesus.
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