“God is our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.”
Psalm 46:1 AMP
It’s fantastic when we receive a Word from the Lord. Well, He’s the author of good things and capable of performing what He says, so the excitement is usually high.
As the moments and days go by, when contrary situations appear, confession and standing on the Word usually do the ‘trick’, begetting smiles and deep appreciation in our hearts and mouths that we indeed have heard from God, how God is so faithful, so capable of fulfilling what He’s promised – which He is currently doing…right?
Then, there comes a time when it seems you’re walking in the very thickest part of a forest…you pray, fast, praise, remind God of what He promised you and the testimonies He’s given you about this Word you’re standing on etc; you keep pressing on, trying to hold on, but it looks like an insect entangled in a thick spider’s web…
Ok, now standing in faith and on God’s Word doesn’t really seem to do the ‘trick’ so doubt mode activated!
**Getting even deeper into the thickest part of the forest…help, HELP, HELP! **
Tears….panic…more panic…God, where are you?…Am I not Your child and You my Father? …Did i hear You right?….Is God really faithful……? Did God really say? What i have done wrong?! ……Have i sinned?…
Doubting God’s Word was the seed Satan used against Eve, leading to sin whose consequences are still being felt (Genesis 3). Thank God though for the blood of Jesus! (Heb 9:13-14;22-28; 1 John 1:7; Rev 1:5)
After putting on the whole armour of God and wrestling/withstanding in the evil day (when everything is going wrong), STAND! Ephesians 6:10-18.
The Bible doesn’t tell us how long the evil day would last, since a thousand years with God is like a day and then vice versa (2 Peter 3:8). God isn’t ignorant of what we’re going through!
STICK WITH GOD’S WORD! THE BATTLE ISN’T PERPETUAL!
YOU’LL WIN IF YOU STICK WITH JESUS AGAINST ALL ODDS!
HE’S ALREADY WON THE VICTORY FOR YOU, YOU JUST HAVE TO STICK WITH HIM TILL IT BECOMES YOUR REALITY!
Colossians 2:15 AMP
[God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross].
Ephesians 1:20-21 AMP
Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places],
Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come.
Ephesians 2:6 AMP
And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us [b]joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
*Please study deeply the WHOLE book of Ephesians – its packed with who you as a believer are now in Christ!*
Keep yourself anchored in God’s promises in Psalms 46 and 121. Read it aloud to yourself. Scream it to yourself if possible (as long as you’re by yourself and wouldn’t attract he’s/she’s crazy stares 🙂 ).
BE ENCOURAGED! GOD LOVES YOU! YOU’LL PULL THROUGH! HALLELUJAH!!
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God bless you 🙂
© Lydia for PneumaWord
P.s: Personally find these videos and songs encouraging, giving the circumstances. I hope you do too. STAND!