I loathe those days where I feel defeated. No matter how hard I try, it just doesn’t go as planned. Negative thoughts swirl in and out of my mind quicker than I can pinpoint the source. My subconscious need to survive somehow overshadow my need for peace.
It’s no wonder God tells us to walk by faith and not sight. If you let it, sight can have you down in the dumps while altering your belief. The trick is to feed the faith not dwell on the sight. God doesn’t always change the circumstances. I am living proof of it. What He can do is change your perspective. The huge boulder standing in the way of you and success can still be visible and is very real. But you now look at that huge boulder as nothing more than a tiny grain of sand. That boulder/situation/circumstance no longer stands a chance to faith in God.
I’ve always been a get to the source kind of girl. I use that approach when it comes to God. No one knows you better than God and well you. We must be honest in those moments of weakness because their lies our liberty…
Ask yourself why do you feel the way you are feeling?
Ps 42:11 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
Often times we will find that we are worried about something that is far bigger than us. We simply can’t see the way out and that’s ok. That is exactly where God wants us to be dependent. Hoping only in Him? Is your hope in God or does it vary in a storm?
Affirm that Jesus already overcame the world.
John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Sometimes a simple reminder that God has already won can be just what we need to put things back in perspective. That’s where we discover true peace. We must remind ourselves that though we face troubles what has God told and shown us through the Word.
Answer the Call
Mark 16:15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
Answering the call on your life is key to your purpose in Christ. When we deviate from that plan or try to rush the process we find ourselves in unfortunate situations. What more satisfaction can it be than to know each and every day we are spreading God’s message in the unique way that he equipped us to do so in? Have you answered God’s call for your life?
“Lord God thank you for your loving kindess and mercy we receive every morning. There is no way we would survive in this world without you. God I ask that you help us see things not as they are but as you intend for our lives. God, when we get weak I pray that we turn to the word for strength. Thank you for reminding us that you have already overcome the world. In Jesus Name Amen.