Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, September 25, 2010
I get many requests from people all over the world asking for help. It is stressful times for many of us right now and sometimes I feel so helpless because I do not have all the answers. People have so many things they are going through that it actually saddens me when I see the hurt, the pain and the suffering. In fact, just when I think I have heard it all, someone else comes along with another story that makes you wonder what is actually going on.
In my own life, I experience so many challenges and have come to realize this is called life. We have to know that we will come up against all types of opposition, and the best thing we can do during these times is stand still and believe that God is in control because Jesus said, "I have already overcome the world". The promise is in place, we have to know that and it is by applying our faith to the situation that I am convinced will help us through.
We have to know that God is in control and sometimes our situations are caused by our own mistakes, but Jesus does not condemn us for this either. I have learnt to run to Him and to continue with my worship, because in the end, it is all that we have to hold on to. Jesus Christ the risen Lord has already accomplished everything for us on the Cross of Calvary and all we need to do today is raise the victory standard of the King and declare we are victorious.
Someone once asked, "What type of answer is that"? The reality is, believing that Jesus has already overcome your situation for and on your behalf is part of your solution and when we hold on to this fact, even in the midst of the battle, we will begin to see ourselves as victorious and overcoming our situation is just a matter of time. Learn to be patient in the midst of the battle, for the victory is already yours. It belongs to us, we are already able to overcome, we just need to see ourselves as overcomer's.
In the end, I choose to see myself as victorious and I continue to worship despite my many battles simply because I know that He holds my future in the palm of His hands. I choose to believe that He loves me and that His plan for my life is unfolding even as we read this passage. It is time to make a few declarations over our lives and our circumstances, it is time to call those things that be not as if they were, it is time to speak life over every battle we are facing and to prophecy the will of God over every situation we face.
I certainly do not have all the answers, but I know that Jesus does... Let your faith rest in His ability to perform all that he has promised. It will come to pass, because it has already been established!