In life, we can be unsure of ourselves and our future, at times, but there is one thing that we can count on, and that is that Jesus Christ is faithful, even when in our human frailty, we become faithless. You can depend on his word. There is no distress in the word, or doubt that he will do what he said that he’d do. Our greatest task is to take the Lord at his word and believe that he will be with us through the times of testing that will come upon us.
The bible warns us that “Everything that can be shaken, will be shaken.” Why would a loving God allow us to go through the shaking? Isn’t there some unwritten law somewhere that says that children of God are exempt from heartache? Nevertheless, his word is still forever settled in heaven, and he said that these things would come to pass, but he also promises us in
Isaiah 43:1,2, “I have called you by name–you are mine. When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you; your troubles will not overwhelm you,.”
To be called by name is important to me. To know that the Lord says that I belong to him, amazes me to this day; to be assured that when I pass through deep waters and I become apprehensive and unsure of my own fate, that all I need to do is be reminded that my troubles will not overwhelm me; gives me the strength to continue to walk by faith and not by sight.
I can carefully find my way through a dark world, and know that even if I stumble, that the Lord will be there to pick me up, and help me to complete the task that he has called me to do. My life belongs to Jesus Christ, but that doesn’t keep me from living in a world that may not know that the Lord loves them; nevertheless, his word is settled in heaven. You can know that God is still in control, no matter what you are going through.
Time and again, I reflect on where the Lord has brought me from, and keep moving closer to where the Lord wants to bring me to. It’s the journey that keeps me trusting in his word. If you are feeling overwhelmed and discouraged, today, look up for your redemption draweth nigh.
God bless, as you read The Lattereign for this week.