Jesus said in this world we will have trouble, but we can be of good cheer because Jesus has overcome the world (John 16:33). As believers, we do not sorrow as the world does because we have accepted Jesus as the shepherd of our lives to lead and guide us through every obstacle.
Praise and rejoice for your victory in the battle. Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20 sent praise in before going into battle. It confused the enemy and they were fighting amongst themselves and were destroyed.
Go to God immediately with your situation. David was a man after God’s own heart because he would quickly run to God when he had a challenging issue. In 1 Samuel 30, David came home to his country burned down, the women/ daughters were taken including his wife as slaves, possessions were taken, and the people blamed him. The people wept along with David until they were weak. They wanted to stone David to death. David encouraged himself in the Lord and went to God with his situation. God told David to pursue and you will recover all. David won the battle and everything was restored.
Speak the word of God over your situation. The Shunamite woman in 2 Kings 4 son died after God blessed her with a child. Each time someone would ask her how she was doing she kept saying “All is well.” All was well after she went to prophet Elisha. Elisha prayed to God and the boy came back to life.
Face your giant head on in the strength and power of God. David in 1 Samuel 17 did not run from the giant Goliath. He ran to Goliath with full confidence and trust in God and defeated the giant with a rock in a sling shot and cut Goliath’s head off.
Fast to prepare for the test. In Matthew 4:2 Jesus prepared for His test when he was led by the spirit of God to go to the wilderness through fasting for 40 days and 40 nights. Jesus was able to resist the devil’s temptation because he was full of the word of God after fasting.
Praise, seeking God about your situation, speaking the word of God over your situation, facing your situation head on in the confidence of God, and fasting, you will be up for any challenge that comes your way.
Personal testimony: I went through a challenge buying my first home. Time lapsed and I had to move out of my apartment and had to move in with my Aunt Mary. More time passed and my aunt asked the realtor that I was dealing with why it was taking so long on the house. The realtor informed my aunt that I got approved for more than what I was suppose to and the loan officer was fired. I had to start back over with another loan officer. My aunt could tell my spirit was heavy and I cried. She told me when going into battle send praise in first. An anointed preacher confirmed what she told me. We began praising God and started fasting. It was like I was in the garden of Eden spending time with God. I got the home for less than the price and the 8,000 dollar tax credit.
Situations come to throw us off balance, but with God we are up for the challenge!
Prayer: Thank you God for being my defense, shield, and my hiding place. I can run to you in every situation and magnify your name. In you God I have the victory to face every challenge. I can face my challenges head on with the Lord on my side and fight the good fight of faith. I endure to the end and I am saved. I wake up the lion in me and take what is rightfully mines. In Jesus name! Amen.