Opposition is bread for you

If opposition drives you into the presence of God, then it is bread for you. It is that which nourishes the spirit man, and brings victory through falling upon Christ.

“If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land flowing with milk and honey. Only do not rebel against the Lord, neither fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us. Their defense and the shadow [of protection] is removed from over them, but the Lord is with us. Fear them not.” – Numbers 14:8-9

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I plan on writing about the recent opposition in my life that has led me to walk this out, but let me just say these words come with some weight behind them. God will not forsake you nor fail you, and I say these words not because I have read them, but because I have lived them and proven them in my own life. I have been through some battles in my life that few can understand or comprehend, and I know there are many who have been through worse than I, but I tell you this… God never did forsake me nor did He ever leave my side.

If I had not gone through all the things that brought tragedy, pain, suffering, and dying to self in my life then I would not be the man I am today. I do not boast in myself, but in Christ who is my all. I repeat, God will not fail you nor forsake you… and when you find yourself in a tough time in your life remember this. I cannot remember a time since walking with Christ where I have truly been blind sided by some sort of opposition where the Lord didn’t comfort and carry me. I am just so thankful to know and walk with Him.

I have had people tell me in the past that it is arrogant to believe that my God is real, and the only one true God. I tell them and you now, if you had been carried through the trials I have been through then you would believe without a doubt that Jesus Christ is in fact real and God of all.

It is important to seek the Lord during times of trial, and tell Him that you trust Him. Do not pray that you would be delivered “from” the trial, but that you would be “brought through” it. Think about your life… has there ever been anything fruitful or that developed character that wasn’t hard? I was given an illustration when I was amidst one of my first trials in my walk with God by a dear brother in the Lord which compared it to lifting weights. There is a pressing (the opposition), then the release, then growth. When you lift weights it helps your muscles grow, well opposition is the exercise of your faith, and it nourishes and grows your faith in Christ. These trials don’t come so that you can prove yourself to Christ, but so that you prove to yourself that He can be trusted and that He is faithful.

Praise God! Thank Him for opposition! When you enter your next trial take up your cross and thank Him, praise Him, and worship Him… You will immediately be given a reassurance by the Holy Spirit that you can trust Him, and that He will take you “through” your trial.

Opposition is bread for you…

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  1. Travis says:

    This post was very helpful and comforting. Thank you very much!

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