Stand up to adversities and Rejoice!
February 6, 2017, 2:30 PM

How will you react when difficulties come your way? Will you begin fearing what man can do or will you look at your adversary straight in the eye and stand on God's Word? “But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?” Psalm 56:3-4. This reminds us that we have to trust God no matter how it looks and fear nothing or no one.

“Rejoice in the Lord always, and again, I will say, rejoice!” Philippians 4:4 The Word tells us to rejoice no matter what. Of course you are not rejoicing because you are facing a trial, but simply rejoicing because God is in control and He promises He will do what He says He will do. "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But, let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” James 1:2-4. So count it all joy because God is up to something!

You can rejoice knowing not only will God work on your behalf, but He also promises to do it. He said on this day it is done! There is no reason to be concerned or worried, because God is in control. So on this day, stand up to your issues, and greet it with a smile because we know God promises to fight our battles on our behalf.

This is my Prayer: Jesus teach me to rejoice always and not fear my circumstances or situation. Help me to remember a time when You fought a battle on my behalf. It seemed impossible, but God knew just what and how I needed Your victory, and you provided it. Help me to praise you, in Jesus name, Amen.