I don’t know about you but there things happening in my life and around the world, that has left me feeling down. If I am being honest, there are loads of things that give me cause to worry these days; it’s either my finances, bills that come like clockwork , gas is on the rise , important projects that I can’t afford , I have needs, time is money but I can only work so many hours in a day. There are so many worries, that I have one for each day of the year.
Others are steady listening to the news, is there going to be a world war, people who live close to Ukraine are probably living in greater fear. I go to social media and it seems like every post is a cry out for help, there is no power , prices of commodities are on a steady rise, people can’t even afford to feed, businesses are struggling, things are hard.
The truth is there will always be one thing or another, the poor you will always have with you, there will always be a new goal, you jump through one hoop the next one comes along but instead of focusing on the news, posts, things happening in your life, and the groaning of the people around you, focus on the word, which is the only thing that can give you hope.
So “when” the storms of life comes (because they always will), when that bill comes and you don’t have a dime to pay it , when you have that bad day, when your bank sends you a reminder to fund your account because you don’t have enough to sort your direct debits , when you think about your biological clock ticking, when the going gets tough
We live by faith and not by sight
He will always prepare a table for you in the presence of your enemies, anoint your head with oil and cause your cup to overflow
The Lord your God goes with you, He will never leave or forsake you, so do not be afraid or terrified
He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world
He is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”
Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always
You can do all things through Him who gives you strength
He is your strength and your defense
Remember that He who promised is faithful
Keep your eyes always on the LORD. With him at your right hand, You shall not be shaken
Remember the plans He has for you,‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future
Remember that no word from God will ever fail
Remember you can, so “rise up …… take courage and do it
Remember to trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths
He will help you when your foot slips with His steadfast love and cheer you up when the cares of your heart are many
All things will work together for you who love God and are called according to his purpose
Remember that even though there may be tribulations in the world , He has overcome the world
Remember that nothing can or will ever separate you from the love of God
Remember that if God be for you…… who dares go there
Remember to cast your cares and anxieties on Him because He cares for you
Remember that your faith can move mountains
The world will feed you with lies, fear and many other things around will shake you but I pray that as you step out this week , this month and this year , that you will always remember that as long as you fix your eyes on Christ (the Word) you will always be filled with strength, hope and faith.
Guard your heart darlings for out of it flows the issues of life.
Love and light