If so, then ponder this: “In all your journey as a believer, you will have two categories of spiritual experiences. One is tender, delightful and loving. The other can be quite obscure, dry, dark, and desolate. God gives us the first one to gain us; he gives us the second to purify us.” (Michael Molinos)
God is using every experience in your life to transform you into Christ’s character:
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son… ” (Romans 8:28, 29a)
Therefore: Choose today to praise Him for every eventuality that comes into your life, viewing them as His ordained agents to make you more like Him.
God has given you the necessary resources to live life exactly as He intends:
“What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:31, 32)
Therefore: Choose today to appropriate from Him whatever resources are necessary to accomplish what He has put before you.
No accusation against you can stand. Imagine: Christ not only died for you but right now is praying for you:
“Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.” (Romans 8:33, 34)
Therefore: Choose today to rest in the knowledge that your Sovereign God has declared you righteous in His sight, and has forgiven (and forgotten) past sins. Thus, no accusation against you stands. Draw strength in the knowledge that at this moment Jesus is in the Father’s presence, praying for you.
In all life’s circumstances God promises you total victory as He encompasses you in His love:
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?… No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life… neither the present nor the future… nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:35, 37, 38a,c, 39b)
Therefore: Choose today to rest in His ever-present love, as you appropriate Him as your resource in realizing victory over every obstacle or adversary.