It is often difficult in the face of tough circumstances to press forward in the faith. The overwhelming issues of life can leave us battle weary, disappointed and doubtful. Most times it’s not that we can’t move forward, but the weight of despair holds us down ensuring that we remain immobile, fearful that the future holds no promise and the present though scary seems safe enough.
Our text is taken from Deuteronomy 7:9 says
Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments
You must understand that as believers we do not get an automatic insulation against life oddities, rather being a believer equips you to press forward despite tough circumstances. The Holy Spirit who has been given to us as a Helper, initiates the forward movement by His Power which picks you up and sets you on your way.
What is key is that you allow the Holy Spirit to do this work. The Word of God reminds us that God is able to do exceeding abundantly, more that we can imagine or ask, however, according to the power at work in us (paraphrased). This Power in you is just how much you allow the Holy Spirit have His way in your life, just how much you are submitted to Him.