Victory over Afflictions
Bible Nugget 0312 [Psalm 34 v 19-20 KJV]
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
Take a time to reflect on this question; “who do you run to in the times of trouble”. Do you run to man or resign yourself to fate and say whatever happens should happen or do you simply give up and become overwhelmed by the problem. If you do that you will always live in defeat instead of victory, because another problem or a replica of the first problem will arise. It is like an infection that needs a strong dose of penicillin to cure it; if you keep treating the problem with kid’s gloves it will keep repeating itself. No matter the degree of difficulty of the problem you may have or be facing at this time, there is one solution; God himself. He is faithful. He promised deliverance from all types of trouble which has ever been registered on the face of the earth. There was a friend of mine who was told by his teacher that he will face all kinds of trouble and that there will be no help for him. The friend indeed faced all types of troubles but when he sits to reflect on the victories achieved over the troubles as they arose, he sees only one hand in his deliverance; God himself. The scripture is very instructive on trusting God for help:
1 Corinthians 10:13 (KJV)
13There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
No one is immune from troubles. Even, the very spiritual faces troubles. However, no matter the level of affliction you are in, God promised a way of escape. That is the good news to your troubles. David as a Sheppard boy before he became king faced all types of trouble, plots and schemes from King Saul who tried to prevent him from reaching the throne. He may have counted some of the troubles when he wrote the verses of our beginning nugget.
The Lord Jesus himself was faced with many troubles and temptations, yet without sin. Heb 4:15
15For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
From birth, Herod plotted to kill the young child. God sent protection and deliverance, keeping the young child. By all bible account it must have been very special divine protection Jesus received until he was 30 years of age when he began his ministry, because the devil through King Herod and the Jews of that age would have exterminated him before his public ministry. When he first revealed himself to Israel as their Messiah in Luke 4:15-30, they were filled with wrath and took him to the edge of a cliff to throw him down. How special was his deliverance, or how do you think it was possible without divine help? Read the account for yourself in Luke 4:28-30.
28And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
29And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
30But he passing through the midst of them went his way,
After this incident, the trials any temptations only multiplied, but he overcame them all. His word to the disciples was not that they will be immune from problems as Christians but they should be encouraged because he as our forerunner overcame all types of tribulations.
33These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
So next time you are faced with a fresh trouble, do not resign yourself to fate or give up. Be as bold as a lion, and let the king of kings sort it out for you. No problem is insurmountable in the name of the Lord Jesus. Cast all your cares on him for he cares for you. Ask God to send divine help. He can navigate all troubled waters surrounding you and bring you safely to shore. If it means sending angels to help you, God will do it. Recall the story of the children of Israel before the red sea. The red sea was before them and Pharaoh and his army were behind them. Moses said to the children of Israel; fear not and you shall see the salvation of the Lord. God sent a strong wind that divided the red sea into two, so that the children of Israel walked through the dry land in the sea which the Egyptians trying to do, were drowned. The Lord will break the cycle of troubles you are facing and bring divine solution to all your problems in Jesus Name. The desire of God is to bring every problem you are facing to an end. Be encouraged by this scripture: Nahum 1: 7, 9 (NIV)
7 The LORD is good,
a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him,
9 Whatever they plot against the LORD
he will bring to an end;
trouble will not come a second time.
Prayer Nugget 0312
Thank God for victory you have enjoyed so far in every area of your life as follows:
1. Lord thank you for the victory over every affliction that I have encountered in my life. Thank for raising a standard against the raging forces of the enemy in my spiritual, marital, financial and secular life in Jesus Name.
2. Thank you for proclaiming your peace over the raging storms and granting me success and favour in the works of my hand.
3. Thank you for my wife and children for blessing them extremely and disgracing the works of the enemy over their life.
4. Thank you for your divine wisdom to deal with every affliction and making a way out when the enemy says there is no way.
5. Thank you for deploying your angelic forces to destroy the sources and stronghold of affliction in Jesus name. Amen.
Address every affliction against you and command them to bow in Jesus Name.
6. You affliction sent to trouble me, be troubled and return to the sender in Jesus Name.
7. My life will not be an attraction to the evil insects of affliction. Every evil insect of affliction trying to deposit affliction on me in whatever shape or form be roasted by the fire of the Holy Ghost in Jesus Name.