Last night I pressed in and I asked God, “what would you want me to tell people ? The people who are scared and afraid ? All of us who can’t see the end because no one has the answers ?”
HOPE. Tell them, about the times you thought everything was falling apart and you could not see the end and I rescued you. Remind them of the times they took steps of faith in their own lives and had no idea the outcome. Remind them that they may not have faced THIS trouble before but they have faced troubles before. This is unprecedented but I am sovereign above all.
God is our refuge and strength, ever present in times of trouble.Psalm 46:1
There was a time when I lost my son and had contemplated suicide. I suffered from claustrophobia, hypochondria, anxiety, severe panic attacks for 6 years. I didn’t know Jesus then. I thought I could control everything but actually the fear was controlling ME.
What rescued me ? My whole life fell apart EVEN MORE.
In a church basement I was lost and found at the altar. We sat in front of the pastor who was to marry us and my wedding was canceled a week before it was to take place. After a 10 year relationship I had no clue what to do. I was humiliated, heartbroken and afraid. I had a job but hardly any money and two young daughters ages 3 & 7. Nowhere to live as the house was not in my name. Not a single credit card in my name . My car wasn’t even in my name .
But God called me by name, and I had HOPE. I gave my life to Jesus that day. And built a foundation on the solid rock, our refuge and strength. I knew God had plans for me and they were good.
For I know the plans I have for you said the Lord, plans to prosper you and give you hope and a future.Jeremiah 29:11
I couldn’t see the way out but I KNEW relief was coming because Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. Hebrews 11:1
Faith is a GIFT. declare and receive it!
I am asking you today – to breathe. To think back to times in your life that you had a crisis or a worry with no idea the outcome and yet you made it to the other side .
Because no, you haven’t been HERE before- but you’ve certainly been in trouble with no answers before.
When the Israelites were about to cross the Jordan he told them, “Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before.” Joshua 3:4
They couldn’t cross based on their own control, thoughts, or ideas of how it would happen. They hadn’t been that way before. God had made the way to the Promised Land- His way- that they had to follow. He was going to give them dry land to walk through .
It didn’t make sense and it wasn’t even logical but they had to have the FAITH to do it.
I encourage you to do something to increase your faith and cast out all fear. Even simply saying, I need help. I can’t do this on my own Lord, rescue me and take these fears. Ask God for faith and He will give it to you.
What is your next small step to increase your faith?
Praying for you all and hope this was a blessing and encouragement to you today !