My Lord, even through the darkest days I know that as long as I hold on to you, stand on Your word when there is nothing left to cling to, I shall rise above everything that comes up against me in attack. My strength is found within you. For when I am weak, You are at work building me up.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 NKJV)
Take courage to stand. Stand for what’s right even if you have to travel the road alone. It may not be easy at all, but at the end, your obedience to God over the negative opinions, comments, dislikes, outcasting and various sufferings of persecution that comes along with following Christ will benefit you at the end. Perhaps you may see the reaping of some benefits sooner than later. The point is to not give in; to not cower and reason with man.
Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Yes your heart may be wounded and inflicted with hurt from those you least expect but don’t let anything come as a surprise. The enemy is always at work looking for ways to distract you and tear you down.
You are a threat. Yes you sure are. You read it correctly. To whom you might ask? To Satan. Think about it. God is doing great works within you whether you see it or not. He’s building you up and preparing you for something ahead. Whatever it may be, it’s for the glory, honor and praise of the King.
If you think about it, just how much more/less is the enemy messing with those lost in darkness when he can bother those ( children of God ) who are messing up his plans? You are putting a dent in his work agenda.
Let no more sleepless nights and distracted days consume your mind. Take all things that are bothering you to Jesus. He knows the hurt. You will never overfill his to-do list. He will not be overloaded at all or get in a frenzy. If you have to go into your prayer closet every day, write him a letter, talk to him out loud just do it. And as you pray for healing, guidance and direction pray for those who inflicted pain directly or indirectly upon you. Let the Lord take vengeance into his hands. Not yours. You’ll be blessed to bless the life of others. Speaking out of anger or putting curses upon their head isn’t right. Being Christlike doesn’t strike back an eye for an eye.
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; (James 1:19 NKJV)
Remember that the enemy can do no more to you than God will allow him. If anything, thank him for bothering you! If you stand and not be shaken by earthly ways of thinking and doing of man you will come out on top strengthened and refreshed, encouraged and ready to keep going forward in the plans God set out for you.
Bless your mind, body and spirit as you step out and STAND. If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. Jesus is our Rock, our great Cornerstone. Pick up the Bible. Pray, read and apply it to your life. Believe that all will be taken care of. If no one has your back God does.
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him.”Lamentations 3:22-25 NKJV
Dear friends, I encourage you to wait on the Lord. Stepping back and standing aside spending extra time with God being still and listening to his infinite wisdom is worth far more than you will ever know. Acting and speaking in the flesh will get the best of you if you let it. Love covers a multitude. Let go of the things you cannot change, pick and choose your battles but ultimately let God be your guide.
God bless each and every one of you.
❤ Love and hope in Christ always ❤