24th MAY 2020
“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”- Matthew 11:29
Notwithstanding how tough a situation might seem; how worst and complicated issues have become; God is able to fix them all if only you believe! To believe in God and to have faith that all will be well again is not an easy process. Even when you believe, things can still go wrong! But that does not make you less spiritual or less capable of actualizing your desires by faith. For reasons beyond our control, something is bound to go wrong someday. Some people do not understand why believers must suffer despite having Jesus Christ. To answer straight, you have to note that Jesus did not promise a stress-free life for believers. Rather, He wants us to mature in faith as we overcome from one obstacle to the other. After all, in order to realize the worth of a ship anchor, we need to feel the stress of the storm! Every believer would one day face some sort of challenges or persecution, but Jesus tells us NOT to be anxious or afraid for he has already conquered the world. What that means for us is that no matter how complicated our problems have become; we will come out fine someday. This is because after every sunset comes golden dawn! So, God is able to sustain us during our periods of trials and tests, no matter how hopeless the situation might seem. But again, always remember that the ultimate measure of a man’s belief or faith in God is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenges and controversies. Are you able to stand firm with God no matter the pains, trauma, or challenges you are confronted with? That we do possess significant resources or power to overcome any challenge is not in doubt. But we must endure and put on the cloak of patience during the periods of tests and trials. During this period God is working in our inner man to heal us inside out. Jesus is able to turn around any situation for good. How does He do this? The master tells us this morning to cast our burden upon Him and He will give us rest. This means we should let go of our fears and challenges as if they never existed in the first place. JUST LET IT BE!
Perhaps, you still rely very much on your superficial strength and power to overcome trauma, pains sorrow, or challenges? You won’t get far with that. Instead, when the situation becomes too much to bear or even when you think that the situation is irreversible, be rest assured that God is in control. place your hope, and trust in God and His power – the power that created all things will flow through you to address your special condition. It is not by your strength, but by God’s Spirit are you able to achieve the complex things of life. The scripture is telling us today that there is no yoke and pains God cannot bear for us! In every tough and rough condition, God is there with us working to perfect all things! Tune in to God, and hold onto Him today, He will assume your burden and give you the strength to carry on life with ease. Therefore, never give up on any situation for God is always in control. Let off your problems, and let God take control. Believe that God is already perfecting all things and that you will come out fine! AMEN.
Father in the name of Jesus Christ, I ask that you keep me from falling. Be my helper and defender. Rescue me in times of distress and assist me in times of need. Protect and prevent me from going astray. Father, you are unlimited in your power, therefore I declare you have become my hope and sufficiency from now onward. AMEN
FURTHER READING: Acts 20:32, Hebrews 2:18, Ephesians 3:20