We have a lot of bad stuff happening in our world today. So much that, it’s easy to grow angry, weary, restless, and bitter. However, Psalm 121:1 is a bold word for the weary impaired. “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” I want to encourage all to remember God never slumbers or sleep. He is eternally awake. Isaiah in the OT added, “Those who wait on the Lord will find renewed strength” (Isaiah 40:31). Fact is, God alone renews our strength to parent another day. Our earthly, mortal supply of strength is not an eternal reservoir like the Almighty’s. We need rest for our bodies and our minds, but even when we do, “God does not faint nor grow weary” (Isaiah 40:38). Having said that, no one has the magic antidote for the mess we see going on in our world today. However, in Matthew 24:33 Jesus cautiously said, “In the same way, when you see all ‘these things’, you can know His return is very near, right at the door.” So, I advise you to take a vacation from social media, fake news etc and spend some time relishing on what God has in stored for us believers; an incredible and victorious conclusion. Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulations: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
🙏🏾PRAY WITH ME🙏🏾
Father, I thank You that You sent Jesus — and that Jesus has overcome the world in every respect. Regardless of what the devil or wicked and heartless people tries to do, Jesus has already overcome it. I do not have to grow weary, lose heart or become angry or bitter. I can lift my head, throw my shoulders back, raise my arms to You and rejoice, because Jesus has overcome the world and deprived it of its power to adversely augment or change your upper story ending. I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen!
Colossians 3:13 – Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
If you’re not living under the power of God, you’re living under the power of Satan. In the book of Acts 26:15-18, we learn that Saul (before his conversion) experienced an intimate feet collapsing encountered with Jesus. We all know that he was headed to Damascus to stir up trouble but, Jesus interrupted his plans. In vv 16-18 Jesus said to Saul, “Now get to your feet! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and witness. Tell people that you have seen me, and tell them what I will show you in the future. And I will rescue you from both your own people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.” Ephesians 6:12, confirms that, “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” If I am speaking to you and you’re tired of living under the power of Satan, I invite you to sow w/ me Psalm 68:20, “Our God is a God of salvation, and to GOD, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.” Thankfully, Jesus overcame this wicked world and thus greater is He who is in us then he who seeks to destroy us!
Romans 3:23 reminds us that, “ ‘🅰🅻🅻’ have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” The Message paraphrased confirms this passage of text; in I John 1:9 Peterson said, “If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense. On the other hand, if we admit our sins—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and purge us of all wrongdoing. If we claim that we’ve never sinned, we out-and-out contradict God—make a liar out of him. A claim like that only shows off our ignorance of God.” As a rule of thumb confession simply means to ‘come into agreement’. So don’t try to hide from God because He already knows where to find you, He already knows the real you, and He already knows the real truth and in spite of it ‘🅰🅻🅻’, He has chosen to forgive you!
Are you ready for your miracle, promise, deliverance and/or breakthrough to manifest in your right now situation? Well, let me say this upfront, the waiting doesn’t even come close in comparison to the weight of the blessing God has commissioned for you to received. Now, let me be clear, you may not be able to sign up for Amazon Prime for every blessing requested but, I will say, your well-being is always top priority in God eyes. So, when weariness begins to set like concrete remember God’s character and remember God’s timing doesn’t line up with our timing because He exist where there is no time (Ps 25:10). Although your situation has not changed, neither has your God. He is faithful and true and He always keeps His promises. So today, #REST in God’s strength (Ps 55:22), #REFLECT on His track record (Ps 13:5-6), and #REJOICE in what is to come (Rom 8:18)! God has written a spectacular story for your life and don’t ever forget that (Ps 139)!!