“If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?” Jeremiah 12:5.
If one cannot handle the myriad of trials and set-backs that we all face now, how can we expect to handle those things that will strain us even more?
The Almighty has allowed many things to come into our lives to perfect us and to strengthen us for the days ahead.
I will tell you that of course it is quite true that most of the trials that we now face are never pleasant ones.
It may well have been easy for the Apostle James to say that we should welcome them as “old friends,” but most of us don’t want friends like that.
But how else can we expect to be prepared when the going will get really tough?
When one exercises their body it puts quite a strain on their muscles, and the next day we are usually very sore, but over time, the weights can be increased and our heart rate and muscles then begin to adjust to what was quite grueling before.
While I am not ready to run with horses literally, I know that when the waters rise and the mountains quake, that I will have been ready because of the many things that God has been training me for.
“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby,” Hebrews 12:11.
Allow the Holy Spirit to do the work that is needed in you in this hour so that when the time comes you will be ready to run with the horses.
Then you will indeed run with the wind in your face, knowing that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion on that day.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?