“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).
The children of God are fighting a fixed fight. Satan will do everything in his power to discourage you while you are on this earth, but he knows that the war has already been won. The Lord Jesus Christ died on a cross, was buried and arose on the third day. He ascended to Heaven where he is now making intercession for you. God gave us His best when He gave us His only begotten Son and because of his shed blood on Calvary, every one who believes will have everlasting life.
God has already done all that has to be done for your salvation, and if He gave the world His Son, how much more will He do to guide, protect and provide for those who love Him? Jehovah Jireh, as Moses called him on Mount Moriah, will provide everything you need to sustain you in this life. You might be going through a difficult time right now but remember that you are not alone and that God is for you. Most of all remember that ‘no weapon formed against you shall prosper.’ (Isaiah 54:17). God has a plan for your life and He wants you to know His will so that you become the person He has created you to be.
It doesn’t matter who might be against you because with God on your side, you will always win. God loves you and nothing will ever separate you from His love. Walk with confidence and trust that because of God’s love you have all that you need to be successful not only in this life, but in the life to come.
There is a story about a little boy who woke up in the middle of the night because he smelled smoke. The smoke was in his room and the only thing he could think to do was to climb out his window onto the roof. It was so dark and smoky that as he stood on the roof he could not see anyone but he heard the voice of his father yelling for him to jump. The boy was scared and because he could not see his father, he would not jump. His father kept yelling at him to jump but he was afraid so he yelled back into the darkness that he could not jump because he could not see his father. His father yelled back at him that it didn’t matter because he could see him.
You might not know where God is leading you today but the most important thing for you to remember is that God sees you. You don’t have to know all the details; all you have to do is trust your heavenly Father to catch you and lead you to the destiny that He has for you. We walk by faith and not by sight. This is not always easy but it is sometimes necessary. The challenge is to take the first step and then leave it up to God what happens after that.
God is your provider and He is your protector. God has a plan and He will make sure that all things will work out together for your good. Trust that – believe that. Your journey on this earth is a walk of faith and without faith it is impossible to please God. You will never know all that God has prepared for you if you refuse to live by faith. Listen to that still small voice speaking to you. That voice will show you the path to take and if you listen and obey, you will live in the promises that only the faithful obtain.
Happy New Year!
Below is a message from the Lord:
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11).
This is such good news to start out 2014. What else matters? Nothing going on in your life right now has your heavenly Father stressed out. Everything about you – past, current and future is in His hands. He was there when you came into this world and He will be there when you make your transition from earth to glory. Circumstances change, people change but the one sure thing in your life that will never change is God. You are not walking alone. You even have an advocate who daily prays for you. That is more than enough to jump start you this new year, but if you find yourself not being able to embrace the good that God has in store for you this year, remember the following words taken from Philippians 3:13 “brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended, but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before.”
No one can re-do yesterday; no one has been promised tomorrow so all you have is today. Let go of all the pain, disappointments, failures and negative things that have occurred in your life. Forgive every thing and every one who has ever hurt you and hold your head up and walk right into 2014 knowing that you are a child of the Most High God. Never let go of God’s unchanging hand and you will look back this time next year and say with joy “that was the best year of my life!”
You have a new beginning for a new year. Make the most of every day. Spread the love of God to all that you meet and watch how it will come back to you “pressed down, shaken together and running over.”