"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." - James 1:2-4
It is important to understand that God does not bring sickness or difficult times upon us. You are not being punished by God if you are suffering. These things come from the enemy because God is pure love (see 1 John 4:8).
WHERE DO BAD THINGS COME FROM?
Jesus tells a parable about the Kingdom of Heaven being like a field in which good seeds were planted. After they began to grow, it became obvious that there were weeds growing in the field as well (see Matthew 13:24-28).
"The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?' 'An enemy did this,' he replied.'" Matthew 13:27-28
GOD WANTS TO BLESS YOU
"I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit." - 3 John 2 NLT
It is God's will for you to be healthy, whole and blessed. But sin, stress, and overloaded lifestyles with little margin for rest can weaken our bodies, emotions, and relationships. God will use the attacks of the enemy to strengthen you and bring you into spiritual maturity.
We will need to fix any skewed views of God and understand who God really is! It will require you to break through unbelief and move from understanding just the facts of the Bible to a place of letting Christ live through you daily. We can learn to live our lives each day in God's presence by walking in the Spirit (see Galatians 5:16).
GOD IS REVEALING YOUR DESTINY
Remember that God will use the attacks and difficult times to refine us. Satan attacks us in the areas of our future victories. As you get through these difficult times you gain authority in the spirit and God will use your suffering to bring repayment and blessings.
This is the time that God wants to heal and restore our bodies, emotions, and relationships. This is to position us for a coming revival that will require us to have strength and greater authority over the enemy. This is the season to move forward into God's PURPOSE for your life like never before.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY