In the times of today, it is important to have a strong foundation and relationship with the Lord. We need His strength and power to survive anything that comes our way. In 1 Peter 5:6-10, the bible says “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” Let’s speak about what God can do and what the enemy will try to do.
In 1 Peter 5:6, the bible says “Therefore humble yourselves under the might hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” This scripture tells us that in due time, God will lift us up. In due time, His time. Remember to wait patiently on the Lord. He will come to you. Praise God that He has perfect timing and trust Him to always deliver on time.
In 1 Peter 5:7, the bible says “Casting all your care upon Him for He cares for you.” Remember that no matter what you go through, God cares. He cares about your pain and discomfort. Remember He will never forsake you. He cares.
Now so far we know that in due time God will help us. We know that we must practice patience. We also know that God cares for us. So through a storm here are key points to know:
- He Cares
- He will lift us up in due time
Let’s move on
The scripture goes on to say in 1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” This means we must be watchful. Pay attention to the enemy because he is seeking for those he can capture. Even in our happy times, it’s important to watch for the enemy and his work. As soon as he finds your weakness, he will come after it. Remain alert and pay attention.
The next verse, 1 Peter 5:9 says “Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.” We must resist the devil, stay in prayer. Know that what you are suffering someone else is suffering as well. This scripture reminds us to pray always and stay in faith.
The last scripture says in 1 Peter 5:10 “But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” It finishes by letting us know that God will settle us. He will perfect us, establish us and strengthen us. He will bring peace once we have suffered for a while. Once the storm is over, God will settle you. In the end you will win and you will find peace and happiness!
Let’s recap: ~Ending Tips~
- He will lift us up in due time
- He cares
- Be watchful and alert of the enemy.
- Resist the devil and stay in prayer
- In the end, God will settle us
This scripture is very helpful in storms. Even in good times. Keep these five key points handy when you know the devil is busy.
God Bless, Dominique
New Year Challenge:
Become a better you in 2010. We all have trouble areas. Fears, addictions, past hurts. In 2010 let’s work on our trouble areas. Release the devil from the hold he has on certain areas in our life. I’ve created a challenge that helps anyone who wants a change in their life. Follow these easy steps:
1. Ask yourself what areas are you having trouble with in your life?
2. Write it down.
3. Ask yourself what triggers this area? Write it down.
4. Go to your bible and find a scripture that will give you guidance, strength, and courage over this area of your life. Write it down.
5. Lastly, make a commitment everyday to improve that area of your life.