Sometimes we face situations where we feel helpless. We can be caught off guard by life’s surprises, we can feel caught in the middle of accusations, or trapped by unfair situations, and the more we try to free ourselves the more trapped we become.
When we come into relationship with the King of the Universe by accepting Jesus in our lives, we find that we have a mighty defender on our side. No matter the situation that we are in, when we release it to God, we can walk in peace knowing that He is able to work all things out together for good for us; even more abundantly above anything that we could work out for ourselves.
When God appeared to Abraham, He told him “I am your shield and exceedingly great reward (Genesis 15:1).” When we believe on Jesus, we become the heirs of Abraham by faith; and God becomes our shield and exceedingly great reward as well. So when we face life’s sticky situations and tough battles, we can have confidence that God will defend us, protect us and work things out for us, not because of our perfection but because of our faith in HIm.
Jesus said there would be troubles in this world but then He said to be of ‘good cheer’ for He has overcome the world (John 16:33). When we spend time with God in our devotional time of prayer, worship, reading and meditating on the Word, we will find that even the unpleasant situations of life that we face will bother us less. As we seek God and His righteousness, He will take care of everything else (Matthew 6:33). We will find ourselves full of God's unconditional love, the peace that transcends understanding and fullness of joy in His presence.