May 01, 2019 · Bob Gass
Getting through what you’re going through
“God…will…provide a way out.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV
Some people stay in hopeless situations their whole lives without ever making a decision to seek God’s power to get through them. Being “longsuffering” doesn’t mean living in misery any longer than necessary. Paul says, “Be not conformed to this world: but be…transformed by…renewing…your mind, that ye may prove what is that good...acceptable…perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:2). When you renew your mind with God’s Word, He’ll show you His will and strengthen you to get through—once and for all—what you’ve been going through for years. Instead of complaining about your circumstances, determine to get through them. Author John Mason said, “Don’t accept your present temporary situation as your future permanent situation…determine to get on with life and fulfill your purpose…Paul says, ‘We walk by faith, not by sight’ (2 Corinthians 5:7). We’re not to be moved by the obvious but by the actual. If you’ve been saying for years, ‘I’m going through this situation,’ stand up and declare, ‘I’ve had enough. It’s time to get through this mess!’ The enemy wants you to believe you’ll never be victorious…or overcome your present circumstance. But God’s Word says, “God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But…will…provide a way out” (1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV). Take this verse and stand on it. God is faithful. He will provide ‘a way out.’” Your circumstances may not change right away, but as far as God is concerned, you’re already out on the other side.
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