Are you struggling? How much time are you spending with God and in His Word? Do you know what the Bible says about facing trials, troubles and temptations? Do you remember what Jesus said about troubles in this world? Therefore, you need to know where to turn so that you can have the right attitude and perspective when things happen.
Struggling with Trials, Troubles and Temptations?
‘Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. ‘James 1:2-4
Struggling with Troubles?
‘Jesus asked, “Do you finally believe? But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when you will be scattered, each one going his own way, leaving me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”’John 16:31-33
So, are you struggling today? Firstly, what are you struggling with? Secondly, have you been lost and confused as to what to do next? Thirdly, why not turn to God’s Word? Finally, choose to look to God and find your strength and answers in Him! Don’t get stuck or be lost, seek God’s face with all of your heart and soul!
Therefore, let’s be the dads who humble yourself and repent of sin, call upon God and pray to him, study God’s Word and memorize scripture, serve God with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, and realize you are not perfect and in need of God’s grace! Moreover, let’s be the dads who accept that we are weak, read and meditate on God’s Word, increase our time in prayer, trust and obey God and His Word, and worship through to victory. Finally, let’s be the dads who spend time in prayer, fasting, living a victorious Christian life, studying God’s Word, and meditation on it!
How can we put today’s verse of the day into practice in our lives so that in and through our lives we can be a blessing to our wives and kids? What can we do to keep our focus on God and His strength which are bigger and better than any struggles, trials, troubles, or temptations that come our way?
Applications of 1 Chronicles 16:11 towards being the dads who aren’t stuck struggling but rather choose to live lives that our wives, kids, and world need us to live for the glory of God:
- Seek God Daily: Start your day with prayer and meditation on God’s Word. Make it a non-negotiable part of your routine to connect with God every morning.
- Acknowledge Your Imperfections: Recognize your weaknesses and limitations as a father. Understand that you are not perfect and need God’s grace and guidance.
- Increase Your Time in Prayer: Commit to spending more time in prayer throughout the day. Pray for your family, your own strength, and guidance in your role as a dad.
- Read and Study God’s Word: Dive deeper into the Bible. Regularly read and study scripture to gain wisdom and insight for your role as a father.
- Trust and Obey God: Trust in God’s plan and obey His commandments in your life and as a father. Your trust in Him will help you face challenges with confidence.
- Worship Through to Victory: Use worship as a means of finding strength and victory. Worship can help you keep your focus on God, especially during difficult times.
- Practice Gratitude: Cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Be thankful for your family and the opportunity to be a dad. Gratitude can help you maintain a positive perspective.
- Fasting and Self-Discipline: Consider incorporating fasting as a spiritual practice. Fasting can help you draw closer to God and gain self-discipline, which is beneficial in parenting.
- Lead by Example: Be a living example of a Christian life for your family. Demonstrate the values and principles you want to instill in your children through your own actions.
- Serve Others: Encourage your family to serve others together. Engage in acts of kindness and service as a family, teaching your children the importance of giving back.
Focus on God and His Strength:
Remember that being a great dad is an ongoing journey, and you will face challenges along the way. Stay focused on God’s strength and grace, and keep these applications in mind as you strive to live a life that blesses your wife, kids, and the world for the glory of God. Your commitment to these principles will help you become the dad your family needs.