This morning God really spoke to my heart during my study time. He spoke TRUTH to my spirit and laid it strongly on my heart that it was for someone else also. I felt Him nudging me to share this here and I pray that it ministers to somebody .
Those of us who profess Jesus Christ as our Savior and our Lord are NOT perfect. We will mess up. We will go through hard times. We will endure trials. We may feel unloved, unworthy and unimportant.
But praise God we are not defeated. We have victory in Christ. Through the atoning blood of His Son Jesus, we are covered in mercy and grace.
God will never, ever leave us. He will always be there with open arms to pick us up and to lovingly lead us on our walk with Him. There may be times that we wonder if God is there. Oh, yeah... He is there my friends. From the beginning of time, He has been there and will remain for all eternity.
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1)
There will be times when we feel like He has hidden His face from us.
"How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? For ever? How long wilt thou hide thy face from me?" (Psalm 13:1)
But He will always answer when we call upon His name. When we cry out, He is there.
"In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and He heard me" (Psalm 120:1)
There will be times when man will fail us. There will be times when man will disappoint us. But God will never fail us, never leave us and never let us down. Never.
"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man" (Psalm 118:8)
There will be times we don't feel like going on, but God gives us the strength we need to keep plodding along lifes pathway. He lifts our weary heads and enables us to put one foot in front of the other and keep walking.
"He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall. But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint" (Isaiah 40:29-31)
There may even be times when we wonder why we were even born. Why we were put on this earth. What purpose we could possibly have in God's kingdom.
"Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea I have made him" (Isaiah 43:7)
We were created for Him! For His glory. Created to bring Him honor and praise.
So, no matter what you are going through, He is there, ready to sustain you. Ready to take you from strength to strength. Ready to walk beside you. No matter where you are in your spiritual walk, He is there.
Whatever your circumstances. Whatever your situation. Whatever your state of mind. Rest assured that God cares for you. He loves you and He wants the best for you. He wants you to have a life abundant in Him. He is all we need. He is our sufficiency. He is enough.
"In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength and my refuge is in God" (Psalm 62:7)
Thank you Lord, that you are all we need. You satisfy like nothing else. You fill us and you equip us. You are our refuge. Our strength. Our all. Give us the sustaining power to lift our weary heads and hearts and follow hard after you. In all we do and all we say. May our hearts be hungry and thirsty for you. Reveal yourself to us in a new and powerful way that our spirits are quickened anew and we are drawn more closely to your side. Thank you for loving us and for giving us life eternal through your precious Son.