Dear Lord, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom turning us away from the sin that crouches around us like a roaring lion seeking to devour us at every moment…in our doubting and worrying. Today, O God, we stand on Your word and will not be anxious for anything but in our prayers and supplications we will raise our petitions before the Lord our God and Your unwavering peace will guard our hearts and minds in Christ. We will not succumb to the enemy’s attack. We will not allow him to have a toehold in or over our lives. We will deny him access to our eye gate, ear gate, mind gate, and mouth gate but we can’t do it apart from You Father God. We can get so tired Lord in this fight and though our backward steps may outnumber our forward steps, we are grateful that our faith-walk is not best measured when we are up but when we are down. We will look at our problems square in the eye and say, my Heavenly Daddy will solve it for us, no matter how strait the gates or big the obstacle that stands between we and our breaththrough because Jesus Christ is and always will be the captain of our fate and the master of our souls. Thank You, Daddy, for always being there for us when we need You the most…in Jesus’ name…amen!
Exodus 14:10-14, “As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!” Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Now, the Message Bible transliteration of V14 is just a tad bit straightforward; “God will fight the battle for you. And You? You keep your mouths shut!”
Perhaps your Pharaoh is your financial situation. Maybe it’s a medical condition, Satan is attacking your marriage, or an unruly supervisor or co-worker. Beloved of God, the size of your plight doesn’t determine if God will fight on your behalf.
Anything that hurts or harm you, God is acutely aware of it! When these situations occur….pray about it and don’t complain! Some battles God will empower and equip you to fight but when the odds are against you, He will certainly step right in the middle of that calamity! Silence in times of uncertainty in most cases is certainly golden.
We all experience highs, lows, twist, and turns throughout our lives. However, it’s critically important that we remind ourselves that nothing can stop God from accomplishing His will, plan, and purpose for our lives. Isaiah 14:27 says, “For the LORD of hosts has planned, and who can stop it?” Paul also reminded us in Philippians 1:6, “[To] be confident that He who begun a good work in us will also bring it to [perfect] completion until the day of Christ of Jesus.” You see our life is not linear and when things go wrong the flesh, the world, and Satan wants nothing more than to deter, distract, and discourage us from moving forward on the path that God pre-paved for our life. David said in Psalm 139:16, “His eyes saw us when we was formless; all our days were written in His book and planned before a single one of them began.” Maybe today your situation is not looking good and things are not going as planned. Maybe your feeling discourage and beat down. Let me encourage you with a scripture that has help me written by Solomon in Ecclesiastes 7:14, “When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad [not so good], consider this: God has made the one as well as the other so that man may not find out anything that will be after Him.” Yes!!! Our God is the Lion, the Lion of Judah. He’s roaring with power,
fighting our battles, and nothing will ever stop the Lord Almighty from accomplishing what He already put into motion!!
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Dear Lord, You predestined us through the conformity of Jesus Christ to be called to a purpose higher than ourselves. We know in part now but in full later. Without faith it is impossible to please You as faith is the substance of things hope for and evidence of those things not seen but soon will be received. Faith gives us the assurance of speaking in the past tense.We surrender to Your will, plan, and purpose and though we may fail at times (many times), we are more than confident that we will rise…in Jesus’ name, the Author and Finisher of our faith, we pray…amen!