- Bodies compromised by serious health issues
- Finances compromised by rising insurance rates
- Time compromised by infringing circumstances
- Space compromised by others demanding attention for themselves as they invade territory
- Relationships compromised by misunderstandings
- Friendships compromised by lack of nurturing
- Energy levels compromised by a pulling force to take care of business and issues immediately
- Mental and emotional compromise due to time constraints, problem solving, and attitude
For in our response…our attitude…silent volumes are spoken!
How do we apply and display our faith?
Others are watching.
“God’s people are to interpret life circumstances through the unchanging nature of the Ancient of Days and the Son of Man. This alone offers the right perspective on this world and our personal lives. Economic or political crisis, natural disasters, family, health or personal trials all will change, but God will never change. He is the refuge and strength of His people at all times. “Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”
Daniel’s personal testimony of God’s truth and power strengthens our faith as he describes the world and future. Daniel stood in the power of God against the powers of the world and of darkness. Each time God rescued him, praise for “the God of Daniel” came from the mouth of kings. The trials you face are opportunities to experience God’s love and power in new ways. Knowledge of God’s care for His people can strengthen you to face the "lions” in your life. As you face them triumphantly, your life of faith, which demonstrates the power of God, will cause others to praise the Ancient of Days.”
God intervened faithfully and powerfully in my life this week as I took notice that He was doing a much bigger work! I could have quickly quenched His Spirit and destroyed a perfect opportunity to proclaim His faithfulness by blowing up, loosing my cool, and speaking bitter words. What kind of image bearer would I have been then?!
Our lives will continue to be compromised and full of “ugh!” days, but with praise to God continually on our lips and a faithful heart, those days will be transformed to “ahh!” days because He is doing a much bigger work! And… we will recognize it! His beauty will rise from the ashes. Here are a couple of anonymous quotes that remind me that God is in control.
"If you kneel before God, you can stand before anyone!"
"What is over my head is under His feet!"
Trusting His Heart & His Faithfulness,
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