What To Do When Life Gets Rough

People say that God will never give you more than you can handle, but I don’t experience that to be true. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that are way over our heads - and God is in it. God wants you to come to the end of yourself. He wants to break you out of the prison of a closed-system mindset, freeing you toperceive and rely upon the resources of heaven.  This is often a painful and scaryprocess, and it seems new and insurmountable each time it occurs. The faith-fruit, however, that grows through such trials is incredible and expansive.  Paul wanted the believers in Corinth to know just how stretching such an experience was for him, and how prayer and partnership play a crucial role in heavenly faith breakthrough. He wrote,

“We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia.  We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.  Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death.  But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.  He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and He will deliver us again.  On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers.  Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.”     (2 Corinthians 1:8-11)

God wants you to live beyond self-reliance. You cannot live the life God has for you without His help and intervention. He wants you to “get” and “rely” upon the God who raises the dead.According to the yearly cycle of the Christian calendar, we are presently focusing on the suffering and soon coming death of Jesus. It is a time when we become aware of our own sin and our helpless estate. We often won’t call out to God for miraculous intervention unless we see our great need. Praise God that when we are in over our heads!  We can call to Him who knows no bounds.  Let’s also remember that God uses intercessory prayer for one another in His economy of deliverance.

  Great and Hopeless Need (Death)


  Meaningful Identification & Prayer


 God, Who Raises the Dead (Power)


 Deliverance, Glory & Great Praise

 May God meet you in your great need and use your prayers to free others in their great need.

 ~ Coach Tom


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