Vital signs- Monday, July 13th,2020


Sometimes, when we’re going through a difficult season, we don’t think we can make it through. But God promises us in His Word that He will never allow more to come on us than we can bear as we rely on Him (see 1 Corinthians 10:13).


Second Corinthians 12:9 says that His strength is made perfect in our weaknesses. This means when we go through hard times, God wants to show Himself strong through us.


In our family, when difficult things are happening, we like to say, “This too shall pass.” It’s an important reminder that it won’t last forever.


The truth is, getting upset about our problems never changes them. However, I’ve learned that choosing to adopt a positive attitude can make a difference. When bad things happen or we’re uncertain about the future, it can be even tougher to think and say things that are positive. But it’s helpful to remember that things will change...a new season is right around the corner.


When I am in the midst of a difficult time, I choose to dwell on verses like Romans 8:35-39. I remind myself that God loves me no matter how difficult life is at the moment. I focus my thoughts on His strength and ability to pull me through any situation. As I do, I can sense faith rising up inside of me.


During tough times, it’s easy to think, I can’t do this—it’s just too hard. Watch for that type of thinking. Then, when you recognize it, replace it with a God-inspired thought like:


I can do whatever I need to do because God is with me. This too shall pass. (See Philippians 4:13; Psalm 16:8.)


Pray: “God, thank You for the strength to make it through this season. I know You are with me and it won’t last forever. Help me to choose faith-filled thoughts and attitudes that will bring peace to the situation and remind me that You have good things in store for the future. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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