Now all the angels in Heaven begin to sing the Hallelujah Chorus and God says, “Exactly right, you cannot.”
We feel inadequate as all seems to be falling apart, and that is just where God wants us.
We get weary and worn and feel smaller and smaller, and what God is attempting to do becomes larger and larger, while failure seems all around us. Then we must remember: When Jesus was at Gethsemane He said in Luke 22:42 Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
“Am I a soldier of the cross, A follower of the Lamb, and shall I fear to own His cause, or blush to speak His Name?
Must I be carried to the skies on flowery beds of ease while others fought to win the prize and sailed through bloody seas?
Are there no foes for me to face? Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace, to help me on to God?
Sure I must fight, if I would reign; Increase my courage, Lord.
I’ll bear the toil; endure the pain, supported by Thy Word.
Thy saints in all this glorious war shall conquer, though they die; they see the triumph from afar, by faith they bring it nigh.
When that illustrious day shall rise and all Thy armies shine
In robes of victory through skies, the glory shall be Thine.”
There was no other way for Christ to win the victory, except through His journey to the cross and crucifixion; the same is true for us.
On our journey, Satan will always tempt with his shortcuts, but look what God can do with one grain of wheat if the soil is properly prepared.
If you do not take the detours or shortcuts Satan offers; you will be broken, and 1 Thessalonians 5:24 says, “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”