It was never meant to kill you!
I know we have all been in the fire, those intense moments of pressure in which we feel that there may be no escape. It could be a pile of debt, a loss of a loved one, a wayward child or you lost your job. It could be a combination of all these things. Come on now, we have all been there, some of us are experiencing it right now. You feel the overwhelming pressure and it feels as if there is no escape. However, If I know the God that we serve, He always provides a way of escape (see 1 Cor 10:13). The pressure is up and it's insurmountable. As a matter of fact for some of you, it seems like the more you do good, the more heat you experience. That is the goal of the enemy, he knows that if he can get you to forget who you are, and who's you are he is winning. If he can get you to fix your eyes on the problem instead of the solution he is winning. He wants you weak, he wants you overwhelmed, he wants you in fear, in doubt and in worry. He knows that those things give him a foothold in your life (see Ephesians 4:27)
But today, I came to give you hope, this test, this trial was never meant to kill you! I want to take you to Daniel chapter 3. King Nebuchadnezzar has built his golden statue and told everyone they must bow. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had been firm in their faith that they would NOT bow, they would not have any other God nor would they allow this to be an idol in their lives. They decided to maintain their own ways before them (see Job 13:19). They decided absolutely not and they boldly told the King so! There is something significant in this chapter. When you get to verse 22 verse, there is proof that "this was never meant to kill them". It says, "And because the king, in his anger, had demanded such a hot fire in the furnace, the flames killed the soldiers as they threw the three men in." The spirit of the Lord was already with them, They should have been burned up just like the soldiers were, they should have already been singed, died immediately. However, God was with them as He had been always! They understood their divine DNA and wouldn't be moved by what the enemy presented to them.
If you want to win in those season in your life, you have to prophetically speak to your situation while you are in the fire, in verse 18 they declared, " If we are thrown into the blazing fire, the God whom we serve, is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your majesty." They were so secure because they KNEW that no MATTER what the LORD thy God, is with Us.
I know right now it seems like you aren't winning, but it's time for you to take a stance, to declare that the King of Glory is with you and will be with you no matter what! Read Romans 8:28-39, let this be encouragement to your faith, that NO MATTER WHAT, "It was never meant to kill you, if it had it would have killed you by now!
Your Hope Dealer for Faith,
Check out today's Coffee and Conversations: It would have killed you by now! https://youtu.be/hFHp_9Umblk