In recent weeks, months and years, many people have been placed in desperate situations not knowing where to go or to whom to turn.  At times, overwhelmed by negative experiences, many people seek out any means by which they are able to endure life’s unexpected hardships.

In survival mode, you begin to realize that there are some attitudes which are not productive; some beliefs which are not relevant and some practices which are not important. Issues and viewpoints you once argued become irrelevant.

As your sister or relative lies fighting for their life after a serious car accident, suddenly the reason why you were arguing seems insignificant.  As you face bankruptcy or eviction, you no longer hesitate to ask for help.   As you are afflicted in your body, it does not matter that the surgeon does not look or sound like you. These and other idiosyncrasies become null and void when you are in survival mode.

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial
which is to try you, as though some strange thing
happened unto you: (1 Peter 4:12)

Tragedy is a catalyst for change.  In 1 Peter 4:12, the Word of God admonishes us that we should not be surprised when facing extremely difficult trials which have been designed to “try” or “test” you.  How you respond to your test will either highlight your strengths or expose your weaknesses.  These seasons in your life will either prove you and reveal  your strength of character or show you what your shortcomings are.  In  Romans 8:28, we are encouraged that all things are working together in our lives for good.  Therefore, whether weak or str God uses trials and trying times to bring out the best in you.

PRAYER:  I pray for you that you will have the strength to trust God in the midst of your adversity.  I pray that the Spirit of God will overshadow you and that the power from the Almighty God will give you the courage to endure every hardship, disappointment, heartbreak or discouragement, in the name of Jesus.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION:  I decree and declare that all things will work together for your good.  I decree and declare that God will turn all things in your favor and will make every bitter experience, sweet!

Psalm 91
Psalm 27:13-14
1 Corinthians 10:13
2 Timothy 2:3


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