Many times when trials and tribulations that come our way, we feel defeated
and discouraged and think there will be no end to the misery. What we must
keep in mind is that our faith in God's ability to deliver us is stronger
than these temporary attacks and carries deeper roots of victory that are
promised to deliver us and set us atop the mountain of triumph. Our God is
an awesome God who holds all power and might and nothing by any means could
ever cause God to worry or question how He will deliver those who trust
Him. Stand strong in your faith in the tough times of life and know that
because you trust Him above everything else, He will be with you and will
restore unto you all that the enemy has stolen. (Psalm 138:6-8) (Joel 2:23-26)
I hope you are encouraged and inspired by today's message to stand strong
in the tough times of life and know that your deep roots of faith in God
will keep you strong and able to bear the weight of that temporary burden.
BREAK THE ICE
“Look at how low those tree branches are!” my neighbor shouted. “That's
going to come crashing down!”
“It's stronger than you think,” I said.
“Well, if it doesn't break it will freeze to death,” he replied.
Every single branch of the tree was covered in ice. Although the sun was
not shining through the clouds, the light danced on the branches. Tiny
drops of water dripped ever so slowly down the outstretched arms of the
mighty giant. Pausing along the way, they were suddenly captured in
stillness until the sun could set them free once more.
“I've seen that tree bent over so low it touched the ground. It's a sturdy
old tree,” I said.
“Hmmm,” he mumbled not exactly sure he agreed.
“Besides, it has strong roots. It will be breaking the ice before the ice
breaks it,” I told him.
I stopped. I stood there looking at him. It was an amazing moment for me.
I've been frozen in place many times in my life. I have felt the weight of
the challenges in my life dragging me down. I physically felt lower,
slower, closer to the ground then when I was confident and stress free.
I appeared to be lifeless, nearly broken. So why didn't I come crashing down?
My roots. My roots are strong in my faith. My will to survive is strong.
Even in the still, dark, cold of the winter of your life, know that if you
have faith, you may bend, but you will not break.
Faith will “Break the Ice” of fear.
By Bob Perks
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 91:14-16 “Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I
deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name. He
shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and
shew him My salvation.”
Psalm 23:1-4 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to
lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He
restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His
name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they
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.”
Psalm 138:6-8 “Though the LORD be high, yet hath He respect unto the lowly:
but the proud He knoweth afar off. Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth Thine hand against the wrath
of mine enemies, and Thy right hand shall save me. The LORD will perfect
that which concerneth me: Thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake
not the works of Thine own hands.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: SIMPLE QUOTES
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem33.htm
Today’s Selected Testimony: GOD NEVER GIVES UP
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony114.htm
In Christ’s Service,
Gods Work Ministry