“God is there with you in your greatest success and also in the lowest point of your life.”The God of the good times is still God in the bad times!”
Life is full of surprises and especially nowadays God is preparing His children for the final battle. The valleys we manage to pass trough are tests where we have to keep our eyes on the image seen on the mountain, because there is our final destination, in God’s glory. How do you know that you won’t die like a martyr for Christ?
Have you ever wondered about the strength a martyr must have to die for Christ? Would you be prepared to die for Jesus now? If not, why not?
I suppose not many of us are 100% ready or think that would have the strength to die for the Son of God as martyrs did this very moment; indeed we hear about Christians being persecuted in some countries but the Bible says that when the Antichrist comes, God’s children will be oppressed. Severe persecution will they suffer because it will be worst than ever. Will we be able to stand if we were to pass through such hardships?
Well, if you answered “not now” to the question of being ready to give your own life for Christ at this moment, do not be surprised that because you are a child of God, your Heavenly Father allows tests in your life. His tests are not to put you down or to discourage you, He wants you to grow spiritually, to be strong enough for what is to come and to be able to stand in that evil day.
Don’t let your heart weary and worry about the methods God is going to use in your case! He knows what you need, He loves you intensely that’s why He is training your spiritual muscles! He will never give you more than what you can bear!
Every single trial teaches you a lesson, a precious lesson that will enable you to go forward, take another step of faith, higher and higher on God’s way to Heaven. Within every difficulty God has already prepared the way out and we are to find it with Him side by side as He NEVER abandons us in this process; what’s more, once the test is over, we are enriched with more love, more wisdom, more knowledge and are able to help others who go through the same valley.
Therefore, if you are in a valley at this moment, do not be sad! Rejoice! Oh I know it is not easy (I also know the taste of some valleys) but God will come when you call Him! He is there the whole time and you are not alone! What’s more, He is on your side, just like you have been with your children when they learned how to walk, and He is teaching you to walk on His ways, holding your hand, pointing the way, lifting you up when you fall. That’s why you should rejoice, be glad for the outcome of your test, take joy in the fact that you will receive more of God’s character, more of His love, more of His power and that will only make you want even more of what God has in store for you.
I will let you now enjoy the verses of this beautiful and inspiring song and may you always remember that God is with you up on the mountain as well as down in the valley:
“Life is easy when you’re up on the mountain
And you’ve got peace of mind like you’ve never known
But things change when you’re down in the valley
Don’t lose faith for you’re never alone!
You talk of faith when you’re up on the mountain
But talk comes so easy when life’s at its best
Now it’s down in the valley of trials and temptations
That’s where your faith is really put to the test.
For the God on the mountain
Is still God in the valley
When things go wrong He’ll make them right
And the God of the good times is God in the bad times
The God of the DAY is still God in the NIGHT.”