HIS Divine POWER has given us EVERYTHING we NEED for life and Godliness through our knowledge of HIM….2 Peter 1:3
EVERYTHING means EVERYTHING…
When our hearts feel overwhelmed
When we’ve been hurt
When we need strength
When we need courage
When we need wisdom
When we mess up
When we need peace
When our marriage is failing
When our kids are straying
When our health is declining
When we feel alone
When we feel overlooked
When we don’t understand
Friend, can I just encourage YOU today? Can I speak into your life as if we were sitting across from each other at the local coffee shop and you have transparently just shared with me your greatest fears and your anxious thoughts? As your sister in Christ, I feel compelled to be a voice in your life this very moment to dispel the lies that the enemy is using to hold your emotions captive.
No matter what you are thinking regarding your specific situation, know this; As daughters of ALMIGHTY God, we have been divinely equipped for LIFE… in all of it’s messes, pain and uncertainties, struggles and adversities! Go back and read the above scripture! We aren’t just equipped to handle such things but armed with all that we need to respond with bold faith and unwavering tenacity. Just maybe what you need is a change in perspective? If your faith is wavering, maybe you need to sit at the feet of Jesus and allow His wisdom and knowledge to be poured into you and the way you perceive your situation. So, When was the last time you have allowed God’s Word (His knowledge) to feed your spirit? When was the last time you hit the carpet in surrender and worship and turned your focus onto your Savior?
Sister, you and I have been given ALL that we need at ALL times to be brave and courageous through our knowledge of Him! This is NOT some pie in the sky positive way of thinking…this is Truth to live by. Truth from God Himself, straight from His heart to yours!
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4
The Word of God is what brings hope and encouragement to our wrestling souls. You may not FEEL like you are equipped but what does God say? What is the truth? More importantly, what will you choose to believe?
We CAN respond with wisdom, strength, endurance and God-confidence. Not because we have those things in and of ourselves, but because the same power the raised Jesus from death lives on the inside of us!
We can embrace our now moments with hope and stubborn faith that allows us to shine and rise above our unwanted circumstances and bring glory and honor to God.
When you feel weak and the devil is screaming in your ear that you can’t make it, remember what God has spoken! Replace lies with God’s Truths!
I am not sharing this with you as some wishful thinking, fluff or “christianeese”…..but from a messy girl who has had to walk out these truths for herself to survive. AND I can honestly tell you that I am so very thankful for those desperate moments that beckoned my heart to hit the carpet time and time again. Not for the circumstances themselves, of course, but for the desperation in my heart that landed me at the feet of Jesus. There is nothing that will empower you more than the presence of God…nothing! I still struggle and I still have my many anxious moments but I KNOW what to do. I know who to turn to. My flesh is not always quick to do it, I will admit, but I am learning and surrendering more often than not these days! Thank you, Jesus! I remember the enemy’s accusations so clearly. Time and time again I heard his lies and many times I allowed him to reek havoc on my mind and emotions. All peace was gone and I was left struggling and feeling defeated until I chose to hit the carpet in trust and surrender to my Savior. Those are such precious, holy moments! With my faith arising, I knew in my spirit that I could NOT give into the enemies accusations. My God, my family and even my own life depended on it! Remember the promise that when we are weak, HE is strong? Sister, that is truth! You can do, accomplish, and walk through things you never imagined! God abundantly pours out His precise and sufficient grace for every situation you will ever encounter. As I look back and reflect on my most difficult seasons I am amazed by my God. He empowered me to do things I could NOT have done otherwise and He WILL do the same for you as YOU choose to trust Him!
So let me ask, what is it that you need this very moment? Lean upon Jesus, let Him speak to you and empower you through His Word…you will find what your beautiful soul needs in the very pages of His love letter written just for you! Read it, believe it and trust HIM knowing that you have been well equipped for “this” whatever your “this” is! You go girl!
Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Hebrews 13:20-21