In the world we live in, today, there are too many obstacles that would try to keep us blocked from having the peace of God in our lives. We may have served the Lord for decades, but some circumstances may confront us with our health and safety and we temporarily forget that the God we serve has already won the victory over every circumstance. Fear can be debilitating at times, but, today, I give encouragement to you if you are living in this phase of your life: God has not forgotten his love for you, he is still in control.
I admit that I have been guilty of forgetting and allowing the enemy to rob me of sleep and peace, but no matter how much he tries to overwhelm me with fear, I choose to hold my banner high. God is faithful, and he promised that he would never fail me. I have nothing to fear, no matter what I have to face during this life. The key to keeping the victory is to go through the circumstances you are required to overcome. It will make you stronger when you learn to trust the Lord no matter what. Romans 8: 28, says this, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
That means all things, so who am I to doubt God can fulfill his promises to me? If the answers have not happened it is because it is the will of God that I wait for the promise. Waiting doesn’t mean that I sit and stop serving. In the upper room, the disciples were instructed to wait until…. Until what? The promise came to pass. They already knew that the comforter was coming, so they continually prayed until it happened. What would have happened if they were so busy that they didn’t tarry at the altar? They may have left empty.
My heart is overwhelmed of your goodness to me. Lord, I know that I never have deserved your mercy and grace, but that didn’t stop you from extending it to me. It is humbling at times to think about what you brought me through and how that in spite of all of the mistakes I made in my past, you were ready to wash my past away and paint me a new future that included you.
There’s no turning back, now. I left all of the heartache and emptiness behind when I decided that I wanted to live for you. It was my choice to live, and it wasn’t a difficult decision to make. Knowing that the alternative would lead to destruction and despair and a separation from you for eternal life: I have no other good option to make. Living for you has been peace and love, and joy, and so much more. I can stand in the midst of the storms now and know that you are holding me up with your right hand. I will not fall as long as I know who I can depend on to be there, ever faithful by my side.
People will sometimes make mistakes and fail to live up to my expectations, but the Lord is always ready to help me to get back on track. I know that my redeemer liveth. Tonight, I can rest in the knowledge that Jesus Christ love me, and that he cares what I am facing in my life. Even when I don’t know what I am actually feeling or struggling with in my spirit, he knows, and understands that what I really need is time to talk to him. My life is in his hands, because he promised to never let me go, and I’m okay with that.
In this week’s Lattereign, we are encouraged to rise above our circumstances in I Will Lift UP Mine Eyes unto the hills.