APRIL 1, MONDAY
Trained by the challenges
Main text: Job 6:7 (kjv)
“Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground” Yet man is born unto “trouble, as the sparks fly upward”.
Romans 8:37 – No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Nature tells us this, a tree that is planted in a rain forest is never forced to extend its roots downward in search of water. As a result it remains poorly anchored and can be toppled by even a moderate wind. By contrast, the mosquito tree that is planted in a dry desert is threatened by its hostile environment. How does it survive?
By driving its roots down thirty feet or more into the earth, seeking for water. By adapting and adjusting to harsh conditions, the well-rooted tree becomes strong and steady against all assailants.
People who have learned to conquer their problems are better anchored and better able than those who have never faced their challenges rather, serves as a confident ally on their behalf, encouraging them in their distress, intervening when the threat becomes overwhelming, and being available when the crisis comes.
Paul in 2nd Cor. 4:17 expresses it this way “for our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us”. Bottom line: we are trained by our troubles.
WE SHOULD FACE CHALLENGES BOLDLY.
Oh Lord, help me to be trained by my challenges in Jesus Name.