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How life’s pressure affects Good Judgment


Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12

I am confident that every one of us know the story of how Abraham and Sarah were desperate to have children. Even though they had a promise from God there was always an inexplicable delayed either by God or some unforeseen circumstance.

Like you and I, these giants of faith did the very same thing we do when we are under pressure. They decided to take matters into their own hands. I have seen it happen over and over – couples with a horrible marriage, people dealing with illness or the loss of a family member or friend – when people come under pressure they always try to take matters into their own hands.

As we see with Abraham and Sarah – it never works – it always backfires. So the word of God proposes a different and sometimes difficult approach. As difficult as things might get, the best thing for you to do in that situation is to persevere UNDER the trial. Here is why:

Pressure attracts the Presence of God/ 1 Peter 4:14

“If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.”

 Pressure attracts the purging of God/ Proverbs 20:30

“Blows and wounds scrub away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.”
Pressure attracts the Providence of God/ 1 Corinthians 10:13
“…he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
Stay right where you are and watch God work in you, work for you and refine you in the process. Just stay right where you are – because with his presence, purging and providence of God, you bound to overcome.
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