Military leaders are ranked in success based on their ability to pull victory from horrible conditions and impossible odds. None considered that George Washington could defeat the world power of Brittan with a rag-tag band and poor supply lines. But because he persevered, God granted him success.
It’s easy to loose focus when things get tough–when sickness and pain cloud your mind, when hope seems to fade or when your enemies block the way. But these are the times that build faith; God is as capable to deliver you out of difficult trials as he is from an easy afternoon of sunshine.
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” – James 1:2-4
Without trials, our faith would not be strong. When your faith is tested but you carry on in obedience and faith, then you will receive fulfillment and joy. So carry on, seize the day and take up the full armor of God. When you are tempted to sin in a time of trial, call on the Lord, and He will be faithful to deliver you up out of it.