Believers should never count a problematic circumstance as the final act until the Truth has spoken. Conditions can’t govern El Elyon, the Most High God; situations don’t rule Him—irrefutable facts must recalculate to His will. God is forever working secretly on His children’s behalf; therefore, don’t stress when the Truth is in the “boat” (see Mark 4:35-40).
Jesus told him [Thomas], I am the way, the truth, and the life. (John 14:6).
Circumstances can’t steamroll the Truth.
It’s wise to seek the Holy Spirit for comfort and guidance because He’s smack-dab in the middle of our dire situations; either He purposefully set them up, or they originated elsewhere—and He allowed them to occur.
As a former school principal, I envision the entire human race, with all our idiosyncrasies and prejudices crammed into one giant classroom called Earth. We’re learning life lessons: taking pop quizzes and cliffhanger examinations to test the authenticity of our faith. Our obedience to God and how we treat one another ongoingly evaluates our spiritual growth.
Being a follower of Christ doesn’t mean we won’t have difficulties. Nevertheless, God is in control, and we know all things work together for good for those who love Him and those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Jesus said, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 KJV)
So, whatever the challenge, through Christ Jesus, you can courageously walk with great expectations, knowing the Truth, not the circumstance, has the last say.
The Truth overrides circumstances!
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