WHEN MEN ARE CAST DOWN
Do you sometimes speak to yourself when the challenges of life seems overwhelming? Speak the words of Psalms 62:5-7 “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.  He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.  In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God” to your soul. It is important for you to look on the brighter side of every situation. It helps a lot in maintaining spiritual, physical and ministerial well being. Too many of us allow our minds to rest on the dark side of life. We look so much at the discouraging aspect of our situation that we cannot see anything else. The image looms so large before our mind’s eye that we are oblivious of the promises and provision of God for our welfare.
The truth is when your soul rests on itself, it sinks but if it clings tightly to the power and promises of God, the head is kept above the billows. All things are possible to God, we have a promise of his intervention. Hope therefore in him. Let your soul find comfort in the confidence that he can and will aid you. The language of faith even when the problem persist is “I shall yet praise him.” It implies a strong assurance that his problem will not last forever.
There is a promise of God for every human need when you are up against any challenge of Life, be diligent to dig out the promises of God for that occasion. Only when you are thus armed then you are ready to war against the devil. Like previous gold that remains buried until dug out by the most diligent and pain stacking miners, some precious and effectual promises of God remains hidden to lazy believers who cannot pay the price of diligent study of scriptures.
You must learn to drink deep from the refreshing fountain of the word of God. Its a pure fountain of living water. You need to take in the promises contained in God’s word long before trouble comes. Do it whether or not you are facing a situation. Meditate on it over and over in your heart. Let the holy spirit expand it in your heart and every fibre of your soul.
No matter what the situation may be, did you lost your job, your children or your property? Confused? Imprisoned? Whatever situation you might be, cheer up and come out strong with God on your side, you are more than a conqueror. You are not alone, others have successfully passed through the same situation as yours in the past and many more are passing through it at the moment. More importantly, God is with you in the fire and he knows, understand and feels what you are passing through. Trails and afflictions are not meant to destroy you but to make you better and stronger.
Trust him for the future he designed for you and he will make it all work out like he wants. Instead of complains and been cast down, focus on knowing what he wants you to do. He will give you your desires according to his will. Stay focused!