Are you praying for a spiritual breakthrough in your life? Maybe you’re praying for something to change in your life, or maybe you’re praying for God to help you change from the inside out?
The Bible has powerful instructions on encountering God and experiencing spiritual breakthrough in your life. Here are 10 biblical keys to spiritual breakthrough:
Just as there are different levels of waiting and different levels of suffering, there are different levels of grief. Lysa Terkeurst has written a blog piece for (in)courage titled Dealing with Deep Grief. She writes, “Losing someone you love can cut into your heart so viciously it forever redefines who you are and how you think. It’s what I call deep grief.”
Sounds impossible, doesn’t it?
But let’s take a look at what the word perfect means in the verses we’re unpacking today. The New King James Version of 1 John 4:16-18 says…
We have the anointing or power of God. And with that power, we can take what God says in His Word, believe it, act on it, and receive it for ourselves.
Does your breakthrough seem far off in the distance? Your finances or health have been limping along, and you need a turnaround—quickly. You pray, you plead, you ask others to intercede. Yet, still, that breakthrough doesn’t seem to come one bit closer. It’s time to consider an important question. Are you looking in the right place?
I think you’ll agree that the path down to discouragement is an easy one, and it will hold us prisoners if we let it take us captive. When you feel like you’re never good enough, when you start feeling sick, when people are talking down about you, and when you join in with your own negative, critical thoughts about yourself, it drains the life and power out of you. The enemy will try to keep you distracted from what God says about you by reminding you of difficulties in your circumstances. So how do you break the chain of discouragement?
At its best, anxiety distracts us from our relationship with God and the truth that He is “Lord of heaven and earth” (Matthew 11:25). At its worst, anxiety is a crippling disease, taking over our minds and plunging our thoughts into darkness. But God wants so much more for us than to walk through life full of fear, worry and anxiety.
We have a God who hears our prayers and is mighty to heal.
We can rest secure in faith that God, who is the God of miracles, hears our prayers – even our prayers for healing. He is an almighty God – not even a sparrow falls to the ground apart from His will.
How can God choose not to heal someone when He already purchased their healing? Was His blood enough for all sin, or just certain sins? Were the stripes He bore only for certain illnesses, or certain seasons of time? When He bore stripes in His body He made a payment for our miracle. He already decided to heal. You can’t decide not to buy something after you’ve already bought it.
Life can throw us some unbelievable twists and turns, can’t it? I have never sat with a group of women over coffee who said, “Life has turned out exactly how I expected it to!” We are thrown curveballs, left and right, that we are often unprepared for, including unspeakable hurts and disappointments.