TRUSTING GOD AMIDST FRUSTRATIONS!

Oct 29, 2021

Ephesians 5:15-16 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Divine strategy is what e need to create maximum impact with the least amount of effort in the minimum time.

We can no longer engage in try and error or guesswork. We just need to understand God’s will and engage rightly, consciously, and deliberately in it.

We have been so enclosed with ourselves no wonder we see little results.

Job was bleeding and could not be expected to produce results because of his worst state but God commanded his friends to go to him.

Job 42:8 Now, therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and My servant Job shall pray for you.

Time has come to discern the circumstances beyond the judgment of people and the environment by physical senses. Behind the materialistic wealth and people’s judgment could be your healing, deliverance, and next miracle.

Don’t let the devil lie to you and make you miss out on miracles and opportunities because of using the physical senses thinking you smell yet God is looking at you from a different angle.

Job 42:10 …He prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

God was telling Job to look away from his situation. It may sound like a mockery in the eyes of men but the ways of God are different from ours (Isaiah 55:8-9).

The way your healing and next level, is yet to manifest may not be the way you expect it.

The frustrations, disappointments, and discouragements we go through are because sometimes things may not be happening to us the way we want, how, and when we want. God’s ways are always better.

You just need to ask for the grace to carry on and continue trusting God even when frustrations come.

People have walked away from their next miracle because they have failed to handle frustrations. This is how Esau lost his birthright (Genesis 29). He made a permanent decision out of a temporary situation.

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,

However prayerful you may be, as long as you are still on earth, you will always experience disappointments.

Job 2:9 Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!”

Your closest friends will tell you to abandon opportunities but remember God didn’t speak to them, He spoke to you.

Be careful whom you listen to when you’re going through hard times, disappointments and frustrations, they will either make you break down or stand to fight through the tears and pain.

Job didn’t abandon his faith. He lost everything anybody would want to live for including his children, health, wife, servants, friends, etc but he looked at the situation from a different angle.

Job 13:15 Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.

Amidst frustrations, you need to continue trusting Him.

The fact that there is fire and things are hard does not mean you are out of the will of God.

Job trusted God and that is what faith means. Walking in faith doesn’t mean you are going to be delivered. It sometimes means you will go through the pain but you won’t give up on God.

There is a faith that delivers, but there is a faith that endures and this is what will make you despise the shame.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—

Pray to God to give you His perspective of your life and the things you are going through. That’s what makes men stay in the game.

Luke 22:42 Saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”

Sometimes you will go through fire for the sake of others. That’s the heart of Jesus.

God has a sense of humor. He will bring people with the needs ten percent of yours and tells you to pray for them, to check whether He can entrust you.

Not that He is the author of the pain, but to check whether you can still do His will even when in pain, disappointment, and frustration.

You need to develop a heart for people if you are going to be a leader.

When Jesus prayed, the cup wasn’t taken. But the angel appeared and strengthened him (Luke 22:43).

What your going through is not going to kill you. God will give you the strength to endure until you get to the other side.

James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,

Carry a good attitude and stay away from anger. What will enable to triumph is J.O.Y.

Let joy execute you not because you have it all but because you have the power to go through trials and temptations.

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

When you learn to be independent of all circumstances, you will be a billionaire because God knows nothing can move you.

It will never end the way it is now if you trust in God ( Job 42:10 ).

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU. PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.!