If we focus on current events we may get discouraged, and maybe it seems that no one is in control, but never forget that our lives are designed by our creator. Every step we take, every decision we make, every triumph we experience, every heartache we endure, every tear that we shed, every ounce of joy unspeakable and full of glory that we feel, is recorded: and God knows what we have need of before we even ask.
Don’t think for a moment that you are alone on this path you are called to walk on. The Lord promises to never leave nor forsake us. He will be with us, always, and when the load gets too heavy for us to bear, he carries us. It says in 2 Corinthians 12:9 that his strength is made perfect in weakness. The more vulnerable we become, the stronger our Lord becomes. We must trust him to work out all things for our good.
Not every obstacle we are faced with will be easy to climb over. Sometimes it may require us to chip away at the obstacle in prayer, second by second until we can eventually clear the obstacle from our path. More often than not, the obstacle will not go away with just prayer; it will require an action from us to tunnel through it, which isn’t always easy. We will need to stay committed to our purpose, if we want to have the victory over our adversaries. It will require more than a quick thirty second prayer before meals, or on the way to our car before work, to have the tools needed to break down strongholds. We can’t afford to miss out on consistent effectual prayer.
Waiting for others to clear the pathway may sometimes work, but the most efficient way to get back on the right path is to exercise our faith, and keep moving forward. You may find that the way seems to get darker rather than lighter; you may hear the thunderous storms raging in the distance, and be afraid to get any closer to the danger, yet, the Lord has promised that he is the one who can still the storm, so you keep moving and doing what you know to do to be a good witness. I have found that when I look forward, I don’t have time to look back at what might have been.
What might have been? I was lost and dying under the curse of sin. When the Lord saved me, he gave me hope and a future. We live in troubled times, but we have a promise and a God who loves us, and he is asking us, in this week’s Lattereign: How may I help you?