There are several promises in the Bible assuring us that God will give what we ask for. The real test will come later, The test is: Are we able to maintain the things God has given to us? Good times are the final tests to reveal the nature of our commitment to the Lord.
As long as we are not yet there in our promised land, we are ready and alert to obey the Holy Spirit to fight the enemy, to get rid of all the struggles and problems in our lives. But when we get there, the danger of becoming too comfortable can cause us to lose what we have gained.
God is always seeking our best, His love is constantly taking care of us, and He knows us so well! That’s why He warns us about this danger:
Deuteronomy 6:10-13 “And it shall be, when the Lord your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not build, houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards which you did not plant – when you have eaten and are full – then beware, lest you forget the Lord who brought you out of Egypt, from the house of bondage. You shall fear the Lord your God and serve Him, and shall take oaths in His name.”
As long as we need the Lord to help us out of trouble, we are seeking Him. But when everything is fine, we forget the truth; that we still need the Lord! Without Him we will end up again into troubles, and this time even worse. This is the reason Paul said:
2Corinthians 12:10 “I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”.
We are strong only then when we are trusting the Lord. And unfortunately too often we manage to do that only when we ourselves are weak. Then we don’t have any other choice, we have to trust Him! Paul wisely chose rather to be dependent of the Lord than to have everything going smoothly and becoming independent of the Lord’s help.
In Christ Jesus, God has promised to fill all our needs both spiritual and earthly. God wants us to have everything well and He has done it to us in His Son. Jesus even said that He came to bring us life and to bring it abundantly. When we have our own needs met, we can be more able to concentrate to the things God wants to do through us in order to help others. Let’s reach out then for others!
He would like to see His Kingdom coming through us in our family, in our working place, in schools, in business, in governments, everywhere where He has sent us. To have wellness in our own life, the first step is to change the whole world for better! Let’s maintain all the good His has given to us by remembering Him and by having the fear of God, to be alert and willing to obey Him, and to fulfill His plans in our lives to advance His Kingdom.
Then, if you are persecuted and in distresses for Christ sake, jump for joy, because you have been considered to be worthy of suffering for Him!