By Oke Chinye
Read: ECCLESIATES 1:1-18
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
here is nothing new under the sun. Whatever it is that you are going through, someone else has gone through it before you and survived”. Ecclesiastes 1:9-11 says, “That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”? It has already been in ancient times before us. There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come by those who will come after”.
There is no challenge that is unique to you. Are you currently struggling with financial difficulties? Several others are too. Are you going through marital difficulties? Several marriages have gone through similar issues with some emerging stronger. Are you in debt? Someone has been there too and is now financially secure. Is yours a sickness or disease? Several people have recovered from illnesses, even terminal ones. Several years ago, I suffered a failed surgery and needed medical treatment abroad. The hospital I was taken to was recommended by someone who had just been discharged from it and as I was being discharged, I passed on the address to another person who needed medical intervention. Are you struggling with sin? Every temptation is common to man and God will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can bear.
Jesus Christ sympathizes with your weaknesses. He was tempted in all points as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15). He became sin for you, so that you can be free from sin. He became poor, so that you can be rich. He bore your sicknesses on the cross and by His stripes you are healed. You are complete in Christ if you have trusted Him as your saviour. Stop feeling sorry for yourself. That situation is not unique to you, and you will not be defeated by it. God has made a way of escape for you. Walk in the consciousness of this truth as you get set to begin a new month.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Pst (Mrs) Oke Chinye, Founder of The Rock Teaching Ministry (TRTM).
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