I try to faithfully follow Jesus. Why won’t he give me more victories over the everyday problems I face? - Victory - TouchPoints

I try to faithfully follow Jesus. Why won’t he give me more victories over the everyday problems I face?

Deuteronomy 7:22The Lord your God will drive those nations out ahead of you little by little. You will not clear them away all at once, otherwise the wild animals would multiply too quickly for you.

John 16:12Oh, there is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now.

Psalm 37:7Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.

2 Corinthians 12:6-106If I wanted to boast, I would be no fool in doing so, because I would be telling the truth. But I won’t do it, because I don’t want anyone to give me credit beyond what they can see in my life or hear in my message,7 even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.8 Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away.9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

God often asks you to wait while leading you along the path of progressive, not immediate, victory. Why? Sometimes illusive victory creates greater dependence on God. Sometimes delayed victory keeps you from the pride that often comes after success. Sometimes it saves you from defeat. And sometimes God makes you wait to prepare you for a special task he has for you. Waiting is never time wasted by God, so don’t waste it by being anxious. Serve God as you wait for him to accomplish the next good thing in your life.