Can we talk, 4REAL? Sometimes there’s a great disconnect between who we are and where we are! Don’t shout me down, nah! Seriously, life has a way of placing us in circumstances where we, as born-again-baptized-loving-The Lord and endeavoring 2 live our lives 2 please Him-with all of our hearts, minds, spirit and soul—never expected to be! Well, welcome to REAL-TIME!
Can I tell you something else? You are in good company! Jus look at God’s Prophet Habakkuk. Having been called to preach a message of impending devastation to the backslidden nation of Israel, anticipated that the people would heed God’s warning and repent allowing The Sovereign Lord to intervene on their behalf driving their enemies far away from them. However, God does not always show up as we anticipate leaving us distraught and confused! Do I have a witness?
As we continue to walk with God we discover that it’s during these times of contradiction that God teaches us how to trust HIM! In other words, there will be times when you don’t have all the answers or all the information! Yet, this does not negate the truth that we’re IN THE WILL OF GOD! God stragetically ordains these experiences so that we learn to live and walk in another dimension called ‘FAITH’ and not by our senses! During these time of frustration and uncertainty is where we are trained how not to walk by our feelings or even according to ‘circumstantial evidence’! BUT, GOD is SAYING, “JUST TRUST ME! COME WHAT MAY, I PROMISE, I’LL NEVER ABANDON YOU!” (Ref. Hebrews 13:5)
The Scriptures confirm that those of us who have confessed our belief in The Saving Grace of Calvary’s Cross are not exempt from tests, trials, trauma or tragedy. Nevertheless, we do have an advantage that the world knows not of. We have this confident assurance that our God is Holy, All Knowing, All Powerful and Eternally Faithful to His Word! TRUTHBTOLD, Our Heavenly Father, has committed Himself to be with us always and is powerful enough to sustain us through whatever we go thru; therefore we can trust that at His appointed time, HE SHALL DELIVER US OUT OF IT ALL!
Just as Habakkuk came to realize, our hope must not rest in what we don’t have, think, see or feel, but our Hope must rely upon The Love of The Omnipresence, Omnscient, Omnipotent Creator of Heaven and Earth!
Therefore, no matter what it looks like, we join in the Lord’s servant’s hymn of faith, singing, “Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls—YET I WILL REJOICE IN THE LORD; I WILL JOY IN THE GOD OF MY SALVATION. The LORD is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will maqke me walk on my high hills!” (Habakukkhk 3:17-19)
Beloved, when we don’t understand God’s ways, we can yet rejoice knowing that we who have claimed The Name of Jesus, shall walk sure -footed, finding strength through trusting in The Lord our God!
The JUST, SHALL LIVE BY HIS FAITH! (Ref. Habakukkhk 2:4)
YEP…DATZ A YET PRAIZ!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!
ETERNAL TRUTHS! #CARE2SHARE