John Hagee Daily Devotional November 12 2022.
SCRIPTURE: -JOHN 16:33 “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Immediately before His crucifixion, Jesus warned His disciples of coming trials. After promising that troubles would befall them, He gave a strange command: Cheer up!
Trials take different forms. Satan recognizes the power and favor in our lives. God has given each of us a divine destiny filled with abundance and promise. Satan schemes to kill those dreams, steal our blessings, and ultimately destroy us – anything to hold us back and push us down.
Trials occur simply because we live in a fallen world. Since Genesis, earth has lived under the curse of sin, a fractured relationship with God and with one another. Sin opened the door to every kind of disease and disaster. We suffer its repercussions daily.
Maybe a trial comes for our greater good. God is setting us up for more! We have all asked God for more strength, more power, more resources. Remember the prayer of Jabez: “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory…” (I Chronicles 4:10)? Expanding our territory means pulling up tent pegs and painfully stretching to enlarge our capacity for His gifts. And, oh the joy that follows!
Whether Satan is setting you back or God is setting you up, take heart! Jesus gave us good reason for joy: His is the final victory!
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. There is no mountain God will not move, no storm He will not stop, no difficulty He will not defeat. Rejoice in your ultimate triumph!