Proverbs 24:10 (KJV) 10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
As Christians, we want to believe that we are strong and able to stand up under the greatest of pressures. After all, we’re believers and that’s what we do – believe. But do we really believe and walk-out what we purport to believe?
Of course, it’s easy to be strong when everything around us is going well. But what happens when we get thrown a curve ball? What do we do when problems and crises arise unexpectedly and catch us off-guard?
In those cases, do you stand firm on God’s eternal Word that you say you believe? Or do you fall apart like a two dollar suitcase, not even able to help yourself, let alone someone else?
God’s Word says that He gives power to the faint and to those who have no might, He increases strength (Isaiah 40:29). He also tells us that He always causes us to triumph in Christ, the Anointed One and His Anointing (II Corinthians 2:14). And He hasn’t changed!
Remember, the circumstances, no matter what they are or what the outcome is, never change God’s Word. His Word is eternal and has as much power in it today as it had when He first spoke it.
And another thing: our experiences never change God’s Word. His Word operates independent of our experience. His Word is meant to change our circumstances and when spoken in faith, forces the circumstances to change. It’s incorruptible seed and makes a demand on the soil in which it’s planted. That’s why it’s so important to continually plant the Word in your heart so that when bad situations arise, the word that’s been planted in your heart will burst forth and see you through.
Our part is to trust God and His Word. His part is to perform His every Word, which He has always done and will continue doing through all eternity.
As we grow and develop in the Word of God, we will experience more and more of the results He expects for us.
Isaiah 40:29 (KJV) 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
2 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV) 14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
Hebrews 13:5b (KJV) 5 … for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Malachi 3:6a (KJV) 6 For I am the LORD, I change not;
1 Peter 1:23 (KJV) 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Isaiah 55:8-11 (KJV) 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.