Deuteronomy 8:17-18 (NLT)
17 He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’ 18 Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.

Moses is speaking to the people to remind them to obey the commands of God. Here in these verses he tells the people to be careful of not taking credit for the blessings that come in life. Instead they should remember it is God who gives them success.

There are those times in our life where the storms come and we have to deal with the difficulties and hardships of life. These trials often turn us to God and strengthen our character and bring us closer to Him. James tells us these are to make us mature and complete, not lacking anything. But we are not always fighting the storms, for there are victories in life too. It is so much easier to turn to God when we are struggling than it is when things are going great. However God is even teaching us in those moments of success to count on Him that He will bless our lives. We should never become as arrogant as to think the victory is ours, for the victory is God’s. God desires for us to continue our close relationship with Him in good times as well as bad. Continue to trust God through the storms, but praise and trust Him through the victories. Pray and give God thanks for the victories and success in your life. Thank Him for all He has provided. Give Him praise for always being there no matter what the circumstance.