“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends it roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit. (Jer. 17:7-8, NASB)
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Many believers associate prosperity and success with the absence of adversity and struggle; however, the majority of progression and advancement in this Christian journey is accomplished in the midst of adversity. Growth in the areas of faith and spiritual maturity are accomplished in the midst of adversity.
Through the prophet Jeremiah, God assures those that trust in Him that they will be established and remain productive and prosperous, even in the midst of adversity.
It is not in the ease and comfort of your tranquil moments that ground is taken in this warfare. It is in the midst of the heated battle of uncertainty that the Christian advances by faith. When we understand that we must engage the enemy in order to retrieve what he has taken, we will understand that recovery and restoration does not come with ease, but must be taken by force.
Victory does not come through the circumvention of the vicissitudes of life, but by appropriately navigating through them by the power of the Holy Spirit.
In the book of Ephesians, Paul tells us that we do not war according to the flesh. He makes it clear that this is spiritual warfare. In 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 he once again tells us that though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. We find in that particular passage that our weapons are mighty in God for the pulling down of strongholds. This means that we have all that is needed to accomplish victory.
Will victory be accomplished easily? No!. It will come at the price of great sacrifice and commitment. It will come with the loss of self. It will come with the loss of so called friends. It will, however, come.
I encourage each person that reads this to take courage in the promises of God and understand that victory is imminent for the committed soldier.