From the pen of Dr. Sam Jones
“What can the righteous do when they experience a tragedy or situation in life that shakes their faith?”
The Bible contains a lengthy list of individuals in which Satan attempted to shake and destroy their faith in God. Yesterday, the Spiritual Moment stated the first suggestion for remaining faithful to God in times of Satan’s testing. Today, let’s look at suggestion number two.
Remaining steadfast, in difficult times, demands remembering we serve a God who is able/capable of delivering His people from any situation in which they find themselves (2 Pet. 2:9). Paul, in Ephesians 3:20, informs Christians to remain aware of this fact about the God they serve; He (God) is “able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.” He is capable today of helping them just like He helped Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, David, Job, Esther, King Jehoshaphat, Peter, John, and so many others. These individuals faced major faith shaking experiences, but God was with them. With His assistance, they came through their ordeals.
In Second Corinthians 9:8, Paul affirms that “God is able” to provide those who depend on Him strength or any need to endure or make it through any situation in life. May we never forget the words of God to Abraham in Genesis 17:1! God identified Himself to Abraham as “God Almighty.” The Hebrew word for “God Almighty” is El-Shaddai. The word means there is absolutely nothing that Jehovah God cannot do – nothing. Thus, no one can imagine or experience a situation that He can’t manage. He is able!
Christians serve a God who is more than capable of handling the various temptations, trials, problems or struggles that Satan is going to use to attempt to shake their faith. You can - because greater is He who is in you, than he who is in the world - remain faithful to God when your faith is shaken. The God we serve is able!