Life Issues
No Trial No Triumph
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Oct 24, 2019

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The secret of David's triumph was his trust in God: "But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain" (Psalm 3:3-4). There can be no triumph unless there is a trial. There can be no testimony unless there is a test. There can be no conquest unless there is a conflict.

Many people want to be used mightily by God, yet they refuse to pay the cost. Are you willing to walk through the valley so that you and God's Kingdom may grow?

The burden that you are carrying can be a blessing if you trust in God.

Even in the midst of suffering, David knew that God had already won the battle. His confidence in God allowed him a peaceful sleep the night before the battle. He knew that by handing over his trial to God, God would provide the victory. “I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side” (Psalm 3:5-6).

The burden that you are carrying can be a blessing if you trust in God. He can turn your burden into victory. He can turn your trials into triumph. We can rest easy at night, knowing that our Father holds our tomorrow in His hands.

Confess your concerns and fears to God. Turn your burdens over to Him. He wants to help you overcome them. He wants to give you a great victory, but first you must put your trust in Him. When we try to face the battle on our own, we are likely to fail. But with God at the heart of our battle plan, we can succeed. Only when our trust is in God, will we find peace and rest during troubled times.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the reminder today that without the trial, there can be no triumph. Help me to trust You like David did, turning my burdens over to You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"You have delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes" (Psalm 54:7).