TEEN TALKS THAT MATTER
By Ashley Stevens
A VICTORIOUS LIFE
The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” (Psa. 34:17-18).
Everyone at some point in their life, will go through trials and troubles. It may be short or long lived and it may test your relationship with God. These trials may have you asking God, “Why me?” or, “What did I do to deserve this?” It is through problems and failure, weakness and neediness, that you will learn to rely on God.
If we can just simply have the mentality that all of these trials that God has placed in our lives are just bumps in the road and put all of these problems in His hands, we can achieve a Victorious Life. Having dependence on God is not simply asking Him to bless what we have decided to do with our life, but it is coming to God with an open mind and heart, inviting Him to take control and to place His desires within us. We must have complete reliance on God. We must walk with God each day, taking one step at a time, making sure that we lean on Him as much as we can. God does not, however, promise that the path He has chosen for us is a path of continual success, but it will have multiple failures. Each failure can be overcome by increasing reliance upon God. So never forget if you are going through tough times right now, just know that it is all in God’s hands and with His strength you can and will get through anything.
May God bless your life each and every day.
Until next time, Ashley Stevens