There Is A Giant To Deal With At Every Stage !!
“And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NLT)
Seven years back when I had accepted Christ, I was struggling with lot of problems. I was jobless, dominated and mocked by my relatives, longing for a Father’s love and support, waiting for marriage and dealing with many health issues. I was desperate to get the deliverance. I often pray to God, “Jesus, deliver me from all these problems, I will do your work with full strength.” In a span of 4 years, the Lord delivered me from all my problems and restored me well. I got a job in an area of my interest. My Dad came into contact with me who left us when I was 3 years old. My health issues slowly started to disappear and I got married to a godly person.
God answered all my prayers. But after sometime another set of problems arised. Today, when I was thinking about my 7 years journey in Christ, I felt God speaking to me in my spirit, “There is a giant at every stage. I have made my joy and peace available to you. It’s your choice to get access to them. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.”
Today, if anyone here feels like you can serve the Lord better once all your problems are solved, its never going to happen. We are continuously on test. Once we slay a giant at level 1, the other one is waiting at level 2. God never promised us a life without problems. But He has made available to us, all the time, His joy and peace and they are accessed only through Faith.
It’s not just about getting delivered, but more important is how is our attitude during the test? What are we learning? Are the people around us able to feel our peace? Has our faith improved than before?
— Shabna Nikhil