You Can Face Your Giants By Joyce Meyer

We all have giants — problems in life that we have to overcome. I don’t like them any more than anybody else does, but I’ve discovered that we learn more about how to trust God when we go through difficulties than we do in other seasons of our lives. The truth is when we don’t have anyone but God to get us through something, He can use it to make us stronger in Him, and then He can use us to do greater things than we ever imagined we could do.
God doesn’t want us to live weak, wimpy, helpless, pathetic, barely-get-by lives. That’s why He sent the Holy Spirit to be our “Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby).”
Acts 1:8 says, “But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.”
The Holy Spirit is with you all the time, and His power gives you “ability, efficiency, and might” to be a witness for Christ. This means that in Christ, you have the power to be the kind of person in this world who represents Him as a light in a dark place … who has peace in the midst of the storm … who has the power not to worry when you have a huge problem and hope even when it looks like there is no hope at all.
I want to encourage you to take time to get to know God for yourself. Spend time with Him in prayer and through studying His Word. Wait on the Lord and receive the strength He has for you today (Isaiah 40:31). Put your focus on Him and pray, “God, I trust You. Please strengthen me today to do whatever I need to do, through Christ. I give you my will and want to know what Your will is for me. I need Your strength, wisdom and guidance in every area of my life. I believe You will work out all things for my good (Romans 8:28). You are my strength and I won’t give up!”
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