I believe God. Plain and simple. So, why is it that when situations stir up confusion around us, that we often forget to hold to the Lord’s promises. He has called us, we are his servants, he didn’t select us by happenstance, he made sure that we were part of his master design.
Doesn’t it seem like every time we gain momentum, we get blocked with negativity? It could be that you have a mountain top day, and then, it’s back to the valley just as quickly. He is still God. We can rest assured that God is still in control, and he promises to strengthen us and to help us. Don’t think for a minute that he doesn’t keep a watchful eye on our progress through life.
There is one thing that I can be confident in, and it is that God has called me and not rejected me. We can’t always say the same for people that we encounter through our lives. We will always fight against the powers of darkness; yet, when we grab a hold on God’s promises, nothing will shake us for long, because in our hearts we know that God is fighting for us.
He prepares us to receive his promises, by allowing us to have a valley experience. He knows that it will take more that a little patty-cake with Jesus to make everything alright. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). The good thing about faith is even if you only have faith the size of a mustard seed, it is sufficient.
Yes, the world can get chaotic at times, and if we get our eyes on the world and lose our focus on Jesus Christ, we have a tendency to make the storms of life greater than God who is greater than any circumstance that may be thrown in our path. Trust God. He will do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think.
He knows your name, he has heard your tears, and he will bring it to pass if you will only believe. Look at this week’s Lattereign to discover that strength-is-given-freely to those who trust in God.