Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Thursday to you all! What a great day the Lord hath made…let us rejoice in what God is doing, rather than what our circumstances may be attempting to do…Amen!!
Do we realize that when we dwell on everything bad; that in some way or form, we are rejoicing and giving praise to what Satan is attempting to do, rather than truly giving praise to what a mighty and powerful God can do, as a means of lifting us above these troubled times?
Each day, we need to realize that our faith in God is what actually becomes a lifeline that can keep us safe and secure, while keeping us disconnected from the world and its problems; but one thing we must remember…if negativity is there and faith isn’t; then we will come to quickly see that the lifeline of hope is no longer there either.
As I was looking through some Bible verses this morning; God led me to a verse in I John 5:5 and we read… “Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”
I have truly come to see…especially today; that when we start to believe in what could possibly go wrong…either within our own lives or in this world; that thoughts such as these will only lead us to more negativity, which will only push us further into a prison cell of despair; where Satan can continue to convince us that nothing will ever get better.
Just like the Bible verse states above; we will only be overcomers of what is taking place around us, when we choose to allow our faith in Jesus Christ to be the lifeline that can keep us disconnected from these negative thoughts and feelings.
These battles we face in life can look so bad at times; that we easily find ourselves falling into a trap…one that attempts to keep us hostage to worry, doubt and fear, which only makes these battles much more difficult to overcome; but when we can allow our faith…to not only become a lifeline between us and God…but to also become a weapon that can ward of evil; then we will be able to emotionally and spiritually overcome these hard and difficult times of life.
As we see what is happening in this world…we can find ourselves so easily drawn into what is happening around us, which can overwhelm us…to the place where we become discouraged, depressed and even suicidal; but we must realize that discouragement, depression and suicide will only make matters worse; for instead of being connected to a God, whose great power can help us to overcome these times; we will find ourselves connected to a power that will only make our situation even worse. Remember… “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”(I Peter 5:8)…and this can easily happen, when the lifeline of faith in God is broken.
I have come to see continually within my own life…that as Christians, we are always going to face battles with evil. Even though these times can easily discourage us and attempt to bring us down to nothing; we must shift our thinking and remember that there is a hope we can hold to, during these difficult times…and that hope is a lifeline of faith…a faith that can keep us connected to a God who is more powerful than what may be standing before us.
No matter what you’re feeling or experiencing today; may I encourage you to look above these troubled times…and take hold of a faith that can truly keep your head above the troubled waters; for I know that when our minds our fixed on Jesus, rather than what may be attempting to defeat us; then our faith will truly help us to overcome the things of this world…Amen!!
Have a very blessed day…and always know that Jesus is with you…and that He will never leave you or forsake you…God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain