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By Brenda Kunneman

Hardened to Difficulty

[Sunday, April 19]

“Know that even what you overcame this year and the last, has strengthened you against difficulties. And things shall not sway you as before, for you have become an unrelenting warrior of My Spirit!”

Prophetic Scripture:

Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice (Isaiah 41:10 AMP).

Dealing with the difficulties of life is like exercise. Once you press through it, the next time is easier. Similarly, once you have walked through a particular trial, you tend to respond differently to new challenges. Even though God didn’t cause the trial, He still uses these hardships to our advantage. We get tougher in the spirit. We learn to wield
our spiritual weapons, use discernment, and become more accurate with the Word of God. Then the next time something comes up you stand there with a new approach. You look at new problems with a hardened attitude and think, “Aww, been there before, done that, and wore the T-shirt!” That’s how warriors respond to war—they get a little hardened to the pain of battle. Not because they want to be cold-hearted and mean, but the fierceness of war demands it. We need to look at our past trials and realize that, if we stayed connected to God through it all, these battles have made us stronger in the spirit and hardened to difficulty


Father, I ask You to take everything the devil meant to cause me harm and use it instead to make me a stronger spiritual warrior. Cause me to be fearless and hardened to difficulty so that I will always stand strong in You. In Jesus’ Name, amen.



Taken from The Daily Prophecy devotional book published by Destiny Image.  For a complete collection of Brenda Kunneman's daily prophecies, click here to order The Daily Prophecy.