We all face challenges in life. What makes all the difference is how we respond to those challenges. My Mom has a motto/saying, “Attitudes, the difference between an ordeal and an adventure”. This is very true, if we tell ourselves that we cannot do this challenge, chances are that we will fail.
Satan throws plenty of challenges our way. You probably have met them before, but how did you respond? One of my favourite Bible verses is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. God will help us with those challenges that Satan sends at us, if we ask Him. We cannot face Satan’s challenges on our own. We would fail miserably if we tried!
One of my favourite Christian heroes is George Muller, He lived In the 1800’s in Europe. Born in Prussia(now Germany), he went to university were he cheated, lied, and stole, from his father and classmates. Over time he felt God tugging at his heart and gave up his life of sin. Now living for God, George decided he wanted to be a missionary. After his father told that he could not, He went on studying to be a pastor. Soon he moved to England and pastored a church there. He felt that he should trust God for all his needs, so he told his congregation that he would not be willing to let them pay him. Instead they could give him money, but only if they felt impressed by God that they should give him money.
A few years later he opened up several orphanages, in Bristol, England, for the poor street urchins. There passed hardly a day when he had the money for the next day’s food. Relying wholly on God, He prayed and had faith that God would supply his needs. God kept his end of the bargain and the orphanages flourished.
What I find most amazing about George Muller, is that with prayer and faith, God accomplished great things with him despite the challenges. We need to hang onto the rope of faith, and trust that God will provide for our needs. We should meet all of our challenges with faith, and God will provide.