If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you…John 15:7, NIV.
In life, we all have ups and downs. None of us are confused about that right? But there are seasons that we will go through that are more difficult than others, seasons of testing, trials and temptation where our character is being developed and our faith in God is being strengthened. Sometimes it can feel like you are taking two steps forward and then three steps backward. But if we’re not careful, we’ll start thinking that life is always going to be this way. Even in the strong seasons, you’ll start looking for things to go wrong. But surely this is not the time to start (trippin) or as our young folk would say (tweakin).
God doesn’t want us to be living life like a roller coaster. He wants to bring us to a place of stability where we remain strong in Him.
Our Lord Jesus said, “I am the vine. You are the branches. If you abide in me, you will bear much fruit and your fruit will remain.” The word “remain” means “to be fixed, stable, not affected by circumstances.” If you will just keep abiding in Him, just keep meditating on His Word, He’ll bring you through. He’ll make you strong, He’ll keep you mentally stable, and you’ll keep moving forward into the abundant life He has already prepared for you!