Friday, March 23, 2012
Have you ever been in a season where you felt the spirit stirring something inside of you but you were not sure what is was? Also, where you realize that a new season is coming but you have no idea what that might entail?
That is our family right now. As I wrote in a previous post, we have been under stressful situations for most of March. From the way God was leading me in His Word, I knew it was spiritual warfare. The enemy was beating the stuffing out of us but God....
Yesterday as I was praying and asking for a specific Word from God, He led me to Joshua 24. I read and reread that chapter three times. Then I started breaking the verses down that stood out to me and prayed them into our situation.
In this chapter God was reminding the Israelites how many battles they had faced and how each time God fought for them and gave them the victory. In fact, they didn't have to do anything, God did it all and they reaped the rewards.
I knew after I finished reading and praying about what God had showed me, I knew God had fought this intense battle and won the victory for us. I felt my spirit get lighter and I knew that I knew that I knew it was complete.
The one thing God was telling me to do and we all need to remember is to start praising Him as we are in the difficult situations and to also continue serving Him and obeying Him and to NOT forget what God has done for us.
While we haven't seen the victory manifested on this earth yet, it will come. In fact, God started answering our prayers and meeting our needs last night. He is doing things that only He can do.
If you are going through a difficult time OR you are unsure of what your future holds, don't try and reason everything out (learned this the hard way) and you don't have to figure it out, God knew your need before you did and by the time you found out he already had your deliverance planned out. He will bring it to you in His perfect timing. He faces no deadlines, He is not bound by anyone or anything. We may be; but He is not.
I can promise you thru my own experience that you can trust Him. Let God have it and you sit back and watch God bring you the victory. Go ahead and start praising Him for it. Even if you don't feel like it. Feelings change and your feelings will catch up to the truth of God's Word eventually.
As I tell my S.S. class, we have the facts of our situations and then there is the truth. (God's Word)
We are never hopeless if we are in Jesus Christ. We are never alone even if we feel like we are, God said He would not leave us or forsake us. Trust Him.