In a world where many things seem to be falling apart before our eyes, there is still hope in the God of Hope. As we interact with some around us, we are subject to the jagged edges of their pain getting caught in the tangles of our own, stirring up circumstances that rip away what we long or worked hard for, leaving us bleeding and wondering how we can go on. Despite how ugly things look in the face of disappointments and hurts surfacing in whatever battle you may be facing, know that…
“God is our protection and source of strength. He is always ready to help us in times of trouble. So we are not afraid when the earth quakes and the mountains fall into the sea. We are not afraid when the seas become rough and dark and the mountains tremble. God says, ‘Stop fighting and know that I am God…’ The Lord All-Powerful is with us. The God of Jacob is our place of safety.” Psalms 46:1-3, 10, 11 ERV
“’The mountains may disappear, and the hills may become dust, but my faithful love will never leave you. I will make peace with you, and it will never end.’ The Lord who loves you said this.” Isaiah 54:10 ERV
Consider this, if God is telling you His love and peace for you will never end, the piling rubble of trouble is not your end! Greater is He that is within you, and therefore greater is ahead! Though areas of your life may no longer, or is direly struggling to, exist, you can continue onward! You can Endure! To endure simply means don’t give up even if that which you very much desire couldn’t pass its endurance test. You can get through yours without yielding to the pressures that stir up blinding dust causing you to remain stuck or turn back towards a mess. Every great product must pass a test to ensure it can hold up under the pressures that may come against it as it is used for its purpose. You are a great creation, made by Divine hands, made for a wonderful and unique purpose. God did not make any mistakes when He created you! The debris of life has fooled you into thinking you can’t hold up under it, but the devil is a liar! You were not made to break! You are more than a conqueror! And, with Jesus in the midst of your core, you too can overcome the pressures coming upon you.
God’s plans for your life cannot be truncated by what comes against you. What others say or do cannot define you. You are free in Christ & therefore can be free in mind, so your situation, no matter where you are, cannot truly confine you. You are valuable created for a purpose, for which tests are simply to refine you! Greater days are on the horizon! Endure, child of the Most High God, Endure!