Joshua 1:5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.
This is God’s word to you and I, yet I fret and panic too often. I don’t know about you friends, but I worry so much in some situation that I ask myself why. God has shown on so many instances that I cannot count that He is with me right where I was, and He is still with me now and will always be with me.
I have thought so deeply about this, and found out that when I loose sight of who I was and how far God has brought me, I tend to forget that I am in whatever present situation with God right by my side cheering me on to my transformed self on a continuum.
You see, while I was yet a sinner Christ died for me Romans 5:8. Right there, He was. I am here now and He is here, I am not yet there, but He is already there, waiting for me to show up. I want me to know that Jesus really loves me, and you too friends. He knows my end from before the foundations of the world was laid and has everything planned out for my good and the glory of his name.
In every spheres and stages, God is with us. In good time and not so good time based on our perspective. I once had a dream of being in a storm and was been swept away and someone showed up, standing strong in that storm which was a roaring ocean. He took me by my hands and placed those hands on rods of iron that appeared suddenly in that same storm. My legs were tossed about, but the hands were steady and He was right there standing by my side. That can only be Jesus, making sure that I am not swept away by this raging storm that appeared out of no where ‘cos the sky was blue and it was sunny.
Friends, whatever is going on right now in your life, Jesus knows about it and has a plan to see you through. He will not leave you stranded. He knows your name, your every thought, deepest desire, need, want and hope. He knows where it hurts most and want to soothe you. You just have to trust Him, ‘cos He knows better. Your ways are not His ways and at His own time, He does make all things beautiful.
Every single being has one challenge or another. You are not alone, we all have crosses to carry, burden that we put on Jesus to carry for us ‘cos its too heavy. My challenges are different from yours, mine might be visible, yours might be hidden, in your heart, mind, where no eye can see except Christ, but it is still there, very visible to you.
Will you trust Jesus with those issues, put it at his feet daily, let Him help you to live an abundant life He purchased for you. He is able, abundantly able to deliver and to save those who trust in Him. Lean on Jesus Christ, let him be your fortress, your shield and buckler.
Jesus loves you so much my friend, He loves me more though! Yeah, He does love me very very much that is why I am writing this to share my love story with you to encourage you as I am encouraged. Be still and know that Jesus is Lord. He will bring you out of the storm transformed, renewed and energized to be triumphant.
Do you have a relationship with the Lord? Thank God. If you don’t, this is the time to seek him. Ask Jesus to forgive you your sins. We all have sinned and come short of the glory of God Romans 3:23. Believe and confess His Lordship over your life, repent and forsake those sins and Jesus will come and abide with you by the Holy spirit. John 3:16
Be encouraged friends!