Everything we need is in Christ Jesus. If you are a Christian, then you already have all the promises of God. He has not promised wealth or possessions here, but rather to supply our needs and give us spiritual blessings. ( Phil 4:19, Eph 1:3) The happiest people are those who have less ‘stuff’ and yet are spiritually rich and emotionally stable. They have put their trust in the one who will never forsake them – Jesus Christ the Lord.
A person may attend services regularly, pray faithfully, give generously – and yet if they trust in their own ability and intelligence to handle their lives, they will never experience the power and peace that comes from God working in and through you.
God sees life from the beginning to the end. He loves us and is working all things so as to bring glory to Himself. All throughout our lives, we are being shaped, reformed, and conformed to the image of His Son. (2Cor 12:7-10) We must keep our eyes fixed on Him and try to see life from His viewpoint. This allows us to live to His standards instead of the standards of men. We may feel the rejection of the world – Jesus did. We may suffer pain – Jesus did. But in living to His standards we will bring Him glory and will walk in victory!