My mind is filled with ideas about what I could say to encourage you, reminding you that you are not alone, for one. For every tear that you have cried over a burden you have had to carry, the Lord has captured your tears in a bottle to save. Think about that for a minute. You do matter to the Lord.
So often I’ve thought that the Lord could have just forgotten me, because after all, I had made so many mistakes on my journey to serve him. For the situations I have had to face, I accept responsibility, because there are always consequences to our actions. I still do not always understand why the Lord allowed me to go through it. Was it to just teach me to trust him? or maybe by going through the situation, I could later on have compassion for someone else? I may never know the why.
The longer I serve the Lord, the more I want to just focus on doing his will. He has a purpose for my life. I may not know all of the details as of yet, but I have hope that his plan will unfold in his will in my life.
Living for the Lord has brought both joy and peace. When I am weary I know that the Lord promises that the Joy of the Lord is my strength, and where do we get this joy? by praying in the Holy Ghost. He desires our worship and praise. I admit that sometimes it is a sacrifice of praise that I offer the Lord, but that doesn’t matter because it is the best I can give at that time.
We aren’t promised that everything we go through in life after we begin to serve the Lord will be easy, but we do have the promise that the Lord will never leave us nor forsake us.
Just knowing that I have an advocate who is right there with me, brings peace that passes all understanding. You see, Satan desires to sift us as wheat. He doesn’t want us to prosper or have good health, so he does everything in his power to keep us from reaching our full potential in Christ. What Satan doesn’t understand is that I was bought with a price. I am the Lord’s treasure, and for every time he tries to bring discouragement in my life, Jesus is with me, and no weapon formed against me shall prosper.
I am truly blessed. In this week’s Lattereign, we recognize how blessed we are, and the steps we must take to hold on to that blessing A Time of Prayer