II Timothy 3:10-13 (MSG) You’ve been a good apprentice to me, a part of my teaching, my manner of life, direction, faith, steadiness, love, patience, troubles, sufferings—suffering along with me in all the grief I had to put up with in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. And you also well know that God rescued me! Anyone who wants to live all out for Christ is in for a lot of trouble; there’s no getting around it.
We all have difficult seasons that we will experience in this life.
If there is one thing you can count on in your life, it’s that you will have to pay taxes and you will have to die, and life will at some point become very difficult for each one of us.
It happens to all of us at one time or another. The reality of life is we have seasons when things will be going well for you then suddenly, a turn of events brings discouragement and frustration, and you feel like you just want to give up on life.
Perhaps you’ve accumulated a series of bad choices that you’ve almost put any kind of happiness out of reach.
You might feel as though you are at wit’s end, just holding on by the grace of God. At this point, the future looks bleak, and the finish line is not looking favorable right now.
Remember setbacks are setups when God is orchestrating our lives.
Our lives are filled with setbacks—those times when things just aren’t going our way when victory seems out of our grasp when happiness and contentment seem downright impossible.
Occasional setbacks are probably an unavoidable—part of the struggle of living in a fallen world. Other setbacks are due to our own sin and failures or circumstances outside our control.
But God has an answer for our every setback; He wants to orchestrate a comeback in our lives.
Point to ponder
If you will stay the course, you will discover God’s power to redirect whatever you may be dealing with in your life.
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