21 Jan TRIUMPHING IN TRIALS
8 And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?” 9 Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for no reason? 10 Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.”
To triumph is to be victorious. Triumph also means succeed, conquer, achieve something. A trial is like a test you go through. The examinations you wrote as a student were meant to bring out the good in you. The test was to prove to the whole world that you indeed have been studying the whole semester.
To many students, exam time is torture, and they are gripped with fear and anxiety as exams approach. This scenario usually describes the student who has not studied at all. Students who were truly diligent, hardly panic when the exam time-table is posted.
When Job went through trials, it was to prove his stature. It was not to show his weakness; it was to show his strengths. God said there was no one who feared Him like Job, and that is not a weakness. Job’s trial started not because of living to satisfy the works of his flesh; but came about as a result of his commitment to God and His word.
This is the reference point for trials and they often originate from God. God will always stand by us. We should do all we can to stay by His side too. You can honor God like Job did by the Holy Spirit.
1. Thank God for always making sure that the trials that come your way are not beyond your ability to stand.
2. Ask for continued faith to trust God at all ties, against whatever comes your way.
3. Father, make me more than Job, that when the evil days come, I will stand and glorify Your name.
I declare by divine authority that a greater than Job is here. I am equipped to stand trials because of the Holy Spirit who lives in me. I choose to honor God by standing firm and tall. I stand on the victory Jesus won on Calvary and declare in the name of Jesus that no matter what the enemy throws at me, I have overcome them all through the blood of the eternal covenant.