“If He has called you to it He will see you through it.”
Sometime situations arise, storms brew, and things fester in our lives to test our shield of faith. We often don’t understand these storms and things that happen. Even more so we do not understand what God requires of us. Simon in Luke 5:5 was so confused by what Jesus called him to do but he did it anyway.
“Faith is acting like it is so when everything seems to say it isn’t so”-Priscilla Shirer’s Dad
How do we move forward during a hard trial in life. “By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left. (2 Corinthians 6:7)
We faithfully preach the truth God’s power is working in us; we use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand of attack and the left hand for defense. We have righteousness and prosperity in the right hand and adversity without kindness in the left. When we pray we must leave the doubt out of the prayer. Saying to God “if it is your will” is like saying we doubt he is the eternal, omniscient, omnipresent God. Instead we should approach the throne of grace with boldness and simply say “If you will”. Jesus always offers encouragement when he asks something of you. If there is a voice of discouragement remember that is the enemy who wants you to question God’s character in your life. An accuser who speaks to your failures. But remember only God can write your story, the enemy can only read it.
God I trust you in this moment that when I prayed for a fish your did not give me a snake. God I trust you in this moment that when I prayed for an egg you did not give me a scorpion. (Luke 11:1-13)
He is a loving God whose desire is not to give you a bad gift. Have faith today and works by boldly petitioning your heavenly Father.
Pray this prayer with me today…
God you are always good. You never give us bad gifts. Your faithfulness is never-ending and your mercy lasts forever. Thank you God for the glimpses of hope we receive in our ordinary everyday lives. Give us new eyes and hearts that we may never again be delayed, detained, or deceived by the devil. Thank you in advance for delivering us from any hindrance in our lives. Forgive us for not trusting you when you call our faith to action. Protect our families, finances, health, and towns as the days continue to grow evil. Give us understanding to your holy word and unify the body of Christ. Block out any bitterness, offense, contention, evil and discord from our body of believers.Let us teach and speak life to the next generation. Put a desire in us to serve others and do what Jesus would do. In Jesus name Amen.