Don’t give up on the verge of breakthrough. You have made good progress and have stood strong in the face of adversity. Refuse to allow this puff of wind to blow you over. The enemy has tormented you with thoughts of failure and discouragement, but he is a liar. Take these thoughts captive and cast down arguments in your mind that bring despair. Take authority over rebellion in your own heart that has caused you to stray from the truth of the Word. For, I am with you to strengthen you in times of trouble and to bring you through to victory. Be strong and courageous; go forth in the power of My word, with the truth established firmly in your heart. It is an impenetrable
The storms have raged, the shaking has been severe, the tests have been intense, but look where you are! You are more mature and stronger spiritually than ever. You have stood and are still standing. You have pressed in to seek My face in your trials and have gained ground that has been lost. Even now, you are saying in your own heart, “I have?” Because you don’t even know yet the depth and significance of your victory. You are still reeling somewhat like a sailor trying to regain his land legs. But, if you will stop to think of the resolve and determination in your heart to stand in the face of defeat and to gain victory in the face of destruction, you will begin to see that you have lost nothing worth hanging on to, and you have gained what you couldn’t even see.