We should always remember and keep in mind that our strength is limited. We won't always get the best results, we won't be victorious on the first try, but if we recognize the supremacy of the Lord and think on His strength, that is when our confidence will never weaken or wane. The power that is available to every believer in Christ is unimaginable because our minds can't think that high, but thankfully we don't need to think it true, we just have to accept it, believe it and depend on it by faith. Faith is more powerful than we can wholly know. Faith keeps us in the fight, faith tells us to try one more time, faith lets us believe in the intangible until the intangible becomes manifested. (John 15:5) (2 Corinthians 12:8-10) (Hebrews 11:1-3)
No matter what the obstacle may be in your path right now, I encourage you to face it with a renewed determination. Don't allow the temporary to define your forever, but with unwavering resolve strive to stand taller, rise higher and become better than you ever were before. Allow life to teach you it's lessons and make yourself be an observant student who is focused on learning the lesson and becoming better because of it. When we lead our life by faith we will not be moved by what we physically see because we will have an innate knowing that those who be for us are greater than those who are against us. This is a biblical truth. (Proverbs 23:17-23) (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)
A story in 2 Kings chapter 6 tells how Elisha had a servant who was filled with fear and worry because the King of Syria had sent an army to capture Elisha and bring him before the King. When the young servant told Elisha that they were surrounded by an army, Elisha calmly responded “Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.” Why was Elisha so calm? Because Elisha could see what the young man couldn't see. Wanting the young servant to feel reassured Elisha prayed “LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.” (Jeremiah 29:11) (2 Kings 6:1)
God had already made provision for Elisha, but the young man could not see it himself. It took the prayer of the prophet Elisha for the young man to feel at rest, but now for us who have these examples that are made available throughout the Bible should have every confidence that God is for us, that God is on our side and that in His sight all is well with our soul. God is no respecter of persons which means if He did it for one person, then He has to do it for everyone else just the same. No matter how troubled you may feel, no matter how hard the storms are raging in your life I want you to rest in the Lord. Give every trouble to Him. Give every worry, every heartache, every trauma to the Lord and ask for His sustenance, peace and rest. God is faithful to hear and answer your heartfelt prayer. (Romans 8:27-28) (Romans 2:10-11)
I hope this message encourages your heart to call upon the Lord for help knowing that He is closer to you than your very breath.
FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS
A little boy was spending his Saturday morning playing in his sandbox. He had with him his box of cars and trucks, his plastic pail, and a shiny, red plastic shovel. In the process of creating roads and tunnels in the soft sand, he discovered a large rock in the middle of the sandbox.
The boy dug around the rock, managing to dislodge it from the dirt. With no little bit of struggle, he pushed and nudged the rock across the sandbox by using his feet. (He was a very small boy and the rock was very huge.)
When the boy got the rock to the edge of the sandbox, however, he found that he couldn't roll it up and over the little wall. Determined, the little boy shoved, pushed, and pried, but every time he thought he had made some progress, the rock tipped and then fell back into the sandbox.
The little boy grunted, struggled, pushed, & shoved; but his only reward was to have the rock roll back, smashing his chubby fingers. Finally he burst into tears of frustration. All this time the boy's father watched from his living room window as the drama unfolded. At the moment the tears fell, a large shadow fell across the boy and the sandbox. It was the boy's father.
Gently but firmly he said, “Son, why didn't you use all the strength that you had available?”
Defeated, the boy sobbed back, “But I did, Daddy, I did! I used all the strength that I had!”
“No, son,” said the father kindly. “You didn't use all the strength you had. You didn't ask me.”
With that the father reached down, picked up the rock, and removed it from the sandbox.
Do you have “rocks” in your life that need to be removed? Are you discovering that you don't have what it takes to lift them? There is One who is always available to us and willing to give us the strength we need.
Isn't it funny how we try so hard to do things ourselves. Sadly, many adults who have been Christians for years are trying to do everything themselves and only turning to God as a last resort. God wants to be your first resort. Let Him help you with your trials, tribulations and temperament. He loves you so much . . . all He wants you to do is ask Him to help.
When you are DOWN to nothing.... God is UP to something!!!
By Bill Dorma
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
Psalm 37:23-26 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.”
James 1:2-5 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
Psalm 28:6-8 “Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving strength of His anointed.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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