Have you ever had a day that seemed to just go downhill and the day picked up company as the week wore on? Unfortunately, there are many weeks that look just like that. In those times, people of faith love to say that the enemy is chasing after them. But I have a friend who loves to say, “Stop giving the enemy so much credit.”
There are many reasons that your week or circumstances might go downhill, but remember; that when those days are rolling downhill, God is still in control. It doesn’t matter if it feels like that or not because we are not walking by what we see, feel, taste, hear or touch; we are walking by faith in God. You can fact check that in 2 Corinthians 5:7.
Knowing this, what do you do when you are in the midst of a downhill week? Well the first thing you need to do is give thanks. Really? Yes! If you car caught fire, can you be thankful? First of all, 1 Thessalonians 5:18 CEV says, “Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do.” Whatever happens! There are so many “whatevers” in life. There are some weeks that every whatever seems to be making its way to your door. In those moments, praise God.
Well, if you car caught fire and you were able to exit safely without personal harm to you or your passengers, that alone is reason to praise God. You see, even it means you have to take the bus and train for a while, you are alive. You just bought a house and your company is going out of business; that does not mean that God went bankrupt. Give thanks even if you have to do it with tears in your eyes. A wise man said, “A setback is a setup for a comeback.”
Listen, everyone has weeks when things go wrong. Don’t use your voice to give the enemy credit. What if God allowed your company to go bankrupt to push you into starting your own business? So give thanks to God and praise your way to a comeback. Nothing is too difficult for God.
Thought for Today: Friend, in tough times give thanks.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.