Trust & Believe
We serve such a good God! Every moment of every day, He's with us, leading and guiding, giving us purpose and direction. The question is... do you hear Him?
I'll admit, though I trust Him, there are times that I want to see the entire picture, instead of these tiny bite-size glimpses He allows us to ingest. Regardless of how we feel or how much of the puzzle we see... we must trust Him with each step... and that usually begins with one tiny step at a time. As we continue to follow His lead, at some point the path will open up and suddenly all the pieces will fall into place. The beginning of the process is growth and testing time. It's when opposition comes to divert your destiny and get you on the wrong path. As you commit to seek Him and do His will no matter what, you'll have to bust through trials, both from the outside and the ones that attack your mind and body.
The important thing to understand at this juncture is you are simply passing through and this season does not define you and has no negative bearing on your future...although it does have positive implications... everything you're experiencing in the season, every attack, all of the pain and heartache, the temptation to give up and bad reports will all be used to make you into the man or woman God has called you to be! Don't despise this time by rushing through, but take it all in and learn every lesson you can. You've got an incredible testimony in the making and you don't want to waste a single scrap.
Yeah... the enemy thinks he's taking you down, but God is using all of it to build you up into a humble and broken vessel that's void of self and filled with His Spirit... no matter what's going on around you, stay close enough to digest every Word He's speaking to you in this transitional season. Remember, there's nothing the enemy can steal that the Lord can't restore. The future may not look like the past, but the best is yet to come! TRUST AND BELIEVE!
Psalm 37:5-7 (TPT) Give God the right to direct your life, and as you trust Him along the way you’ll find He pulled it off perfectly! He will appear as your righteousness, as sure as the dawning of a new day. He will manifest as your justice, as sure and strong as the noonday sun. Quiet your heart in his presence and pray; keep hope alive as you long for God to come through for you. And don’t think for a moment that the wicked in their prosperity are better off than you.
Revelation 12:11 (NKJV) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Psalm 9:10-11 (TPT) May everyone who knows your mercy keep putting their trust in you, for they can count on you for help no matter what. O Lord, you will never, no never, neglect those who come to you. Listen, everyone! Sing out your praises to the God who lives and rules within Zion! Tell the world about all the miracles He has done!
Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV) But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.