Deep Thoughts 9; (Challenges)


I find these scriptures curiously interesting;

Matthew 14:22;
Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.”

Joshua 6:2
“And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.”

In the first scripture, Jesus was the one who told them to enter the boat and sail on the water…So the question, why the storm?

Obviously we know He knew there would be a storm…So why did He send them there?

To kill them?

To torture them?

To test them

What about if they did not survive it?

The second scripture was more direct. Here God was assuring Joshua that He has given them the land of Jericho and uses the phrase “mighty men of valour” to describe the kind of challenge they will be up against.

Was He trying to scare or discourage them?

The truth is this; these scenarios present “realities” of life. The fact that you have been promised a thing does not mean there will not be obstacles and very formidable ones at that.

The fact that God made a promise to us or gave us an instruction to carry out to obtain what He promised does not mean it will be “a walk in the park”(without challenges).

Not so.

Circumstances and situations that put God’s promise to test in our lives must occur.

Infact, it is not God’s word/promise that is being tested and challenged;

it is your faith in God and His word;

your resolve to believe God no matter the odds,

your tenacity in following God;

Remember Proverbs 30:5 says;
” “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”

Prayer Point
Sovereign Lord and Creator of All things, Eternal Father…we thank You for saving our Souls and granting us the grace to believe in You till the end. Father help us realize that Your Word and promises never fail…Grant us the grace to hold on to Your promises no matter the dire circumstances we find ourselves in because Your word shall surely come to pass.

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