By Jesus' Right Hand, Aug 5 2018 03:44PM
We have been hearing a lot about the weary days ahead and even the weary days we are experiencing now. How do we all stay on top of it all no matter what comes? One of the things this ministry does is to meet together regularly to pray for our county and for others. The Bible we are to think of whatever things are of a good report, things that are true and whatever is perfect. We’ll never overcome these days by looking on all the negative things that are being presented to us because that is developing fear in our minds. Our adversary prowls around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. His tactics are causing fear, worry, depression and oppression in order to disable us so won’t be able to fight the good fight of faith. The enemy tries each day to disable us in all of these areas in order to make us weak. But God made it possible to be strong in the Lord when Jesus died on the cross for us. He gave His life up so that we could be assured that all things are possible to us. In John 16:33 it says “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.” There is nothing too big or too small for God! He cares about every trial we go through. He is bigger than any trial that we will ever go through, however we have to stand strong and believe in the truth of His Word. He hears every one of our prayers. Matthew 7:7-8 tells us “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Do you really believe it or are you the person who does not believe it until you see it like the disciple John? He didn’t believe it was Jesus until he saw the nail scarred hands with his own eyes. Yes, things don’t look good in the world, but do you believe prayer changes things? If we focus on the good things God has done our faith will grow. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” We trust in His promises like this one and believe that Jesus did it all on the cross for us in order to have complete victory. Imagine if you were standing in a smelly garbage dump and you look around. If you continue to focus on your surroundings you would soon begin to feel overwhelmed and depressed. However if you would simply look up you can see the beautiful sky with all is fluffy clouds and know that God is there and He sees it all. What are you focusing on today? Do you believe there is much more for your life? If you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord you will be saved from it. God loves us all and He wants the best for us. Do you believe this? Here are a few Scriptures that we all should be reading in His Word that will build our faith to know that we are saved, sealed and delivered from bondage through Jesus Christ our Lord: Psalm 37:19, Psalm 91, Philippians 4:8-9, Matthew 7:7-8, 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Mark 10:27. Look them up today! God is still on the throne and loves you very much. He knows it all and wants us to believe He can do it if we do not doubt. Just thank Him for another day of life. It’s not over until it is over. We still have much to do for Him all through Jesus Christ our Lord. Just be still and know (Psalm 46).