Pressure Will Come!
By Pastor Randy Bach
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”
James 1:2-3 NKJV
Every trial that comes, every pressure, every affliction, every type of trouble that hits your life ... if you know you have been justified ... if faith has radically taken hold of your life, instead of caving in, you will rejoice! That trial is producing something! When tests and challenges come at you from all sides it produces patience! It produces endurance! You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors! When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow!
“But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”
James 1:4 NKJV
Whatever you need? It shall be supplied! Just let patience have its perfect work! Faith in Christ will cause you NOT to quit, even if you might want to! And in the process of pressure, the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit is working. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature, not deficient in any way. If you don't know what you're doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. If you don’t know what to do, the Holy Spirit will help you ... you'll get His help! Just ask! He won’t find fault in you because you ask for help! Let faith anchor you. It will set you on the right course. There is an answer for you! So stay in that place of grace! Stay in the pressure . . . don’t run away from it! That pressure is producing a greater endurance. Many people never receive because they leave too soon! Just stay there! Let patience have her perfect work! Remember that patience is also a fruit of the spirit. You don’t grow it; it grows you! You don’t change it; it changes you! It’s the power of the Holy Spirit, His very nature and essence now given to us, to them that believe!