Psalm 42:11. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
So, did you jump out of bed on this Monday morning bursting with excitement and ready to begin a new week or did you drag yourself out of bed saying, “oh my word, it’s Monday!” Sometimes we seem to live week to week, or maybe paycheck to paycheck and sometimes we just cling to the idea of surviving one more day. If any of those are you, God has more! I’m not going to sit here and try to tell you that if you are living the life you should be for God that there will never be heartaches and pain because the Bible is clear that as long as we live on this earth, there will be troubles. But, He is the God who sees and the God who cares and nothing is too difficult for Him! Jut because your answer hasn’t come yet, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t just around the bend!
When you feel as though you just can’t deal with one more week or one more day, do as the Psalmist did and put your trust in God and allow Him to fill you with His hope! He is the God of all hope and as it says in His word He is God and He does not lie! Cling to His promises in His word and focus on Him! If you aren’t sure what to pray, pray scripture! Find verses of God’s promises in the Bible and write them down and when you feel yourself getting discouraged stop and pray those scriptures and turn on some praise and worship music to remind yourself of who it is you are praying to! Nothing is impossible with God! Nothing! Whatever you are facing, He sees, He cares and He has the right answer! He loves you!
Don’t allow satan to rob you of your hope! He is a liar and He wants to discourage you so he can have victory over your day. Cling to the one who loves you and cares! The one who created you with a purpose to fulfill. He wants to walk by your side, through the sunshine, the rain, and even the fire. He loves you and wants to take everything that comes your way and mold you into all He created you to be. So, put your trust in Him, hold on to your faith and hope that can only be found in Him, knowing He’s got you! No matter how much you may feel alone He is there and you can have hope today that are better days ahead. Who knows? Today may be the day when He brings your answers and steps in to rescue you! God is faithful, so if He has promised, He will bring it to pass. Trust Him that His best is yet to come if you are walking close by His side!
Quote: “Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.” ~ J. Philip Everson
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