In the different challenges people face, what makes a difference is their reaction to the challenge or their response to God and His word. Your first place of refuge; the person or entity you run to when in a dilemma speaks greatly about your trust. Trust is that deep seated feeling of dependability in someone or something. When you need urgent help, the one you trust most will be the one you consult first. It doesn’t matter the rage of the storm or the fury of the fire, as a child of God you have a helper, an refuge and strong tower.
The bible says; “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths” Proverbs 3:5-6. Trusting God is not a theory to be re-echoed with words but it is a deliberate action of dependability in our times of need. If your first action when in trouble is to make panic calls to friends, it shows your lack of trust in God. God should be our first place of refuge. When attacked, it should be automatic that we call upon the name of God not just frantically but with faith. God is dependable because the whole world depends on Him; He created it. His word is dependable too, because by it the world is upheld. “… who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power…” Hebrews 1:3. In times of challenges when it seems like no way out, when time is up and all hope is lost, do not give up on God and His word. It doesn’t matter what you resort to, if the creator of everything is deemed to have failed by you, then, just imagine; who will be of help? Do not waver at the promise of God, even when it tarries, it is a vision in God’s mind and it will surely come to pass. “For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry” Habakkuk 2:3.
That is not to mean that everything God does tarries, however, even when it seems to you like it has tarried, remember that God is not a liar and always His word is fulfilled. What we naturally call delay is not so to God; we see as delay because of our natural reasoning and judging God’s work on our standards. Remember He lives in eternity, He sees the end from the beginning; it is us who live under the sun who are limited by time and cannot see the end in the beginning. Your part in all this is to trust in God with all your heart. Refuse to reason God out of your predicament. Refuse the pity of sympathizers and the differing opinions of spectators whom God never spoke to, concerning your situation. Be like Abraham; his name was changed to mean father of many nations even when he was still childless, to confound the wisdom of the world. The good news is that Abraham trusted God. “And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform” Romans 4:19-21. He trusted God and stood in faith and then he confounded all scientific discoveries of all times. Hallelujah, trust in God and do not give up on His word. No matter your present situation, victory is assured, God is with you and He will not let you down. Keep strong and you will enjoy victories even in seemingly insurmountable situations. Shout Hallelujah!!
Robert Ssesanga is the founder of Aflame Gospel Ministries a multifaceted Christian ministry and the Senior Pastor of Aflame Gospel Assembly in Kampala, Uganda. He is an author and a conference speaker who travels extensively to nations. He preaches the gospel with signs, miracles and wonders, as God attests to His word with power. His emphasis on victorious living and enjoying the supernatural life has been instrumental to many lives that have been impacted over the years in many nations. HIs passion is to demonstrate the gospel and impact generations.