“Don’t worry—I am with you. Don’t be afraid—I am your God. I will make you strong and help you. I will support you with my right hand that brings victory.”
Isaiah 41:10 ERV
This is a scripture that reminds us how faithful God is to his people. Yes, that includes you. If you have chosen God, he has chosen you and you will benefit from the promise.
How many times have you been faced with a situation that was catastrophic for you and your family. How many times have you lived through something that you knew would break you? If you are like most of us this happens occasionally. I lost my daughter as an infant .. whew I didn’t know how to keep going with that heavy of a loss and after her death I was left feeling like it was over.. I DID NOT DIE!
When I loss my momma and years later losing my father , no one could prepare me for that. I told myself I was ready, that I could handle it , yeah.. Not Ready. I have many days where the grief seems unmeasurable but I’m still here .. I DID NOT DIE!
When we got into a rough financial situation and lost many things, even our home, I had no idea how we would recover. I had no idea how I would be able to face another day.. but look at Me, still here! I DID NOT DIE!
You want me to tell you how I made it? I trusted God… that sounds simple and easy right? I had to trust God when my situation was so rough I was eating ramen noodles and peanut butter sandwiches. I kept trusting God as my marriage was failing, as my family turned its back on me and talked about me like a dog. I trusted God when my job was threatened and I had to take a cut in pay. I trusted God when the doctor gave me bad news about my health.. when I had more pain that joy, when I had more bills than money, when I was spiritually bruised , I kept trusting God.
I had to keep it real simple for myself. When doubt entered my spirit I would stop and ask myself, do you trust God; Yes or no? When people were giving me bad news I asked myself, who do you trust, this mess or the word of God? I chose to trust God even when things looked crazy and I couldn’t see it.. I trusted God because at the end of the day my very soul knows that God is my answer, no matter the question. My soul knows that these battles are not mines, they belong to our Lord and savior.
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For 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.”
Ephesians 6:11-12 KJV
I am forced every day to trust God because the enemy would have me to believe I am not enough, that God doesn’t care about me. The enemy would have me believe every negative thing .. but my God renews my mind daily, as I seek his face.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Psalms 139:13-14 NIV
I would say to you my friend to hang in there .. no matter what you are facing.. hang in there.
“So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.”
Isaiah 59:19 KJV
No matter how the enemy presents himself to you, you will live!
YOU WILL NOT DIE!