“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
1 John 4:4 (NKJV)
1 John 4:4 (NKJV)
Think about the greatest challenge you’ve ever faced in your life. Maybe you’re facing it now. No matter how great it was or is, God is greater, and He is living in you. Nothing that could ever rise its head in opposition against you is greater than Christ in you (Colossians 1:27). You are positioned to reign over every attack that could come against you because of who is in you!
You may be facing some challenges which seem like they are just bigger that you. Remember that you are not without hope because you’re not without Jesus. We often focus our attention on the circumstances and problems which seem extremely difficult and sometimes impossible. That overwhelms us and leads to fear, discouragement and passivity. But Christ in us is far greater than any challenge we could ever face!
“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.””
Matthew 19:26 (NKJV) (also see Mark 10:27)
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”
John 14:12 (NKJV)
With God all things are possible – no situation that you could ever face is beyond His ability to turn it around and transform it. When you believe in Him and trust in Him, then together with Him you can overcome and reign in life. Nothing that you could face today is impossible or too difficult for God!
“‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.”
Jeremiah 32:17 (NKJV)
“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?
Jeremiah 32:27 (NKJV)
Rest in the Truth that your loving heavenly Father is with you, and that He is for you – His love, undeserved favour and goodness are always toward you. It’s not based on your goodness or good works, or good attitudes – it’s got nothing to do with your performance or lack thereof – You are deeply loved and highly favoured by grace. His goodness is towards you because He is good, and He loves you because He is love! Your relationship with Him is not performance-based; it's not about what you do, or don't do. Rather it is about what He did.
Whatever giant you’re facing today – it’s nothing for God. Cancer is a piece of cake for Jesus. Jesus isn’t bound to the economy of this world, and so bankruptcy and tough economic times are easy for Him (Philippians 4:19). Choose to focus on God and His promises. Relax, trust Him. And don’t allow your giants to instil fear in your heart.
Thought to focus on for the day:
God is with you, He is for you and nothing is impossible with Him; therefore you have nothing to fear or worry about. Keep looking to Jesus and keep trusting in and relying on His promises.