By Christina M. Stimson, M.D.


Would you like to see your biggest setbacks transformed into your greatest comebacks? Do you desire to move from victim to victor? Would you like to know how to navigate through your deepest, darkest valleys? Are there mountains in your life you need moved? How can you triumph when the odds seem  stacked against you?

Make no mistake that the Lord is all about redeeming and restoring lives, infusing hope into seemingly hopeless situations and transforming broken lives.

So how do we move from brokenness to restoration, from sickness to health and from lack to provision?

Our hope and tangible help comes from anchoring our hearts to the living, powerful word of God when we go through challenges and trials, which we all do.

We serve a miracle working God who seeks to breathe new life into seemingly dead, hopeless situations.

His word is “alive and powerful, sharper than a two-edge sword, able to pierce to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow and even able to judge the thoughts and the intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

One key to overcoming any obstacle in your path is to live from the promises of God, not your circumstances. (Image via Pixabay)

Is anything too hard for our God?

It is time to possess your prophetic promises, and be empowered and rise up in your God-given identity as well as your God-given authority! The Bible states that you are a joint-heir with Christ and are seated spiritually with Him in the heavenly places. So if you are a joint-heir you have a rich spiritual inheritance!

Part of our inheritance is the delegated authority He gave us over ALL the power of the enemy.

Luke 10:19 “Behold, I have given YOU authority to tread upon serpents and scorpion and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means injure you.”

I myself have seen a paralyzed boy walk, my own father raised from the dead and countless seemingly hopeless, dire real life situations experience a complete Divine reversal by praying the living Word of God.  Nothing is impossible to our God!

What does God’s word tell us? “My people shall perish for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6) So this demonstrates the importance of studying the word of God and applying it to our lives.

We sometimes have to “hope against hope and call those things forth that aren’t as though they are,” but that is called faith which is the currency of Heaven.

The Lord has plans to “prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

But it is imperative to know our God-given identity…to know who we are in Christ so we can exercise our God-given authority.

Beloved, it is time to rise up, shake off the ashes of prior disappointments and defeats, anchor your heart, mind and soul to the living promises of Christ and stay in faith as your see darkness turned to light in every area of your life. You are an overcomer and have royal DNA living inside you.

Be encouraged that you, too, will live your best life yet and see your setbacks transformed into your greatest comebacks by the power of God!


This post was written by author and speaker Christina M. Stimson, M.D.

Dr. Christina is the author of Lessons from the Fiery Furnace.