Not because anything spectacular or miraculous has occurred in our lives, but just because He is.
Simply because He is faithful, He woke us up this morning, He kept us overnight. He is faithful even when we aren’t.
He is God and He’s God all by Himself. It is because of His mercies that we are not consumed, God is good, good, good.
I don’t know about you, but some days I can get so overwhelmed with the things that seem to matter; but in reality they don’t matter, that I tend to forget that God is bigger than all of that.
He is NOT a man that He should lie, He does not forget His promises over us. He is faithful to bring His word to pass. When I think of all that the Lord has spoken over our lives, it far outweighs what our current situations and circumstances are speaking. Yes it is true, that we may be tired of going through, it may be true that our resources are low. It may be true that the door for a job, housing, transportation or whatever that door needs to be, may not have opened yet. It may be true that we have been fighting a battle for so long that it looks like we will never get out of round one, it may be true that the our children look like they are headed in the opposite direction than the one we KNOW God has called them to. It may be true that we have lost loved ones and still mourn their passing. It may be true that our marriage may be in trouble or seemingly over, but I have good news for you today!
The good news is this: the TRUTH is so much bigger and brighter than what is true. Just because something is true does not necessarily mean it is the Truth!
While all of those things listed above may be true, the TRUTH is our strength is in the Lord and when we are weak He is strong, When we are tired, He gives us rest, His word says His yoke is easy, His burden is light. The TRUTH is that no matter what the bank account says, God IS our provider, he is our source and our Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills, there is NO shortage in Him. The truth is God opens doors NO man can close and closes doors NO man can open. He will open doors and pour out favor in His due time. The truth is the battle is not our but the Lords. The truth is it’s a fixed fight and no matter how hard the fight is today, the Truth is we win, we are not fighting for the victory, we are fighting from the victory, we win!
The truth is God has a word over our children’s lives and that word is good. The truth is when we have trained our children up in the way that they should go when they are old they will not depart from it. The TRUTH is God knows how to turn a heart and bring the prodigal son or daughter home! Yes it may be true that our loved one has left this home, but the TRUTH is we do not grieve as the world grieves and we know they are with the Lord. It is true that our marriage is being tested right now, but the TRUTH is God is a reconciler and He honors marriage. The TRUTH is God is a restorer and when He restores He doesn’t put it back the way it was, He does a new thing, He puts it together healed, solid and with a new foundation.
God is good saints, God is good. I want to encourage anyone here today who is going through a dry season that rain is on the way, if your hurting today, healing is on the way. If you are discouraged today, be encourage and be encouraged in the Lord, HE has not forgotten about YOU! If you feel like you are 2 steps from falling away, stand still and see the salvation of your Lord. Your steps or ordered by God and you will NOT walk to the left or the right, but you will walk according to the path that He has laid out for you. He will not let you fall and if you’ve already fallen, guess what, a righteous man falls 7 times but gets back up again. Allow the Lord to lift you up today, dust yourself off and keep moving, get running towards the promises of God over your life.
I don’t care what it looks like, feels, like sounds like, God is going to show himself mighty in your life. He is FAITHFUL!
I feel prompted to say this to someone and you know who you are: When your mother and father forsake you then the Lord will lift you up, He is faithful! Look up for your redemption draws near!
I want to encourage you to get your praise on today, God hears and answers our prayers but He inhabits our praises! Let’s provide a place for him to inhabit, when praises go up, blessings come down.