God is a God of breakthrough and there is no situation that you cannot overcome. Many of us know how to praise God after we overcome trials and tribulations. But I want to encourage you to praise Him during the trial. In life, it’s common to want perfect situations and perfect conditions but we know life doesn’t work that way. However, there is an important lesson to be learned when it comes to dealing with the disappointments of life.
I want you to be aware of the power of your thinking. At the start of this year we decreed and declared that this is The Year of Victory. It is not a secret that many are the afflictions of righteous but the Lord sees us through every one of them if we trust Him. It important to keep your mind stayed on The Lord. This will allow you to look at your situation through the lenses of God because it reminds you that your God is bigger than any situation.
Philippians 4:4 instructs us to;
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
Rejoicing is a principle that should be practiced continually. You may be wondering how do I continue to rejoice in The Lord when I’m facing so many hardships? The is answer is simple, change your focus and you will change your mind about the situation. Always allow God to be your focus in any situation.
We must not allow our struggles to become who we are, especially when we have God on the inside of us. The joy of The Lord is our inheritance. When you make up in your mind to praise your God and give Him glory despite the situations that overwhelm you; God will show up and show out for you!
Hold on to His promises and stand firm on His word knowing that everything is temporary. The hardships you face will not last forever. I think that’s a good place to praise Him!
Lord I thank you for what you are about to do in the lives of your people. I thank you that nothing is missing and nothing is broken concerning them and their family. I thank you Lord God that as I speak, decree and declare your word that your word shall not return unto you void. I thank you that the promises of God are Yes and Amen.
Until next time my friend,
-Bishop Clarence Langston