I have a heavy heart this morning. There are so many families suffering. Divorce, cancer, drug addiction, car wrecks, abuse, fussing and fighting, you name it, there’s a family suffering from it. I tell you, it’s disheartening. Sometimes you have to wonder if all this praying, and trying to minister to people is even worth it. One step forward and two steps back, is exactly how life feels sometimes!
Generally, I’m upbeat and encouraging, but when you scroll through Facebook and read about so many people suffering, it gets difficult to stay positive. I’ve read the bible. I know God said things would get bad, but dang!
Ok. I’m finished with my rant. Now, I’m going to concentrate on what I KNOW, not how I FEEL. I KNOW that God is in control, and that He will take care of His people, because His word says, “Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.” Psalm 37:25, I KNOW that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28. I KNOW that He was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on Him; and by His wounds WE ARE HEALED! Isaiah 53:5. I KNOW that All our children will be taught by the LORD and great will be their peace. Isaiah 54:13. I KNOW that we have hope because His word says in John 14:3, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”
I KNOW that the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. I also KNOW better than to NOT trust in the LORD with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding. Proverbs 3:5. Because I KNOW that the plan of His is not what I would work out, neither are His thoughts the same as mine! For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are His ways higher than mine, and His thoughts than mine. Isaiah 55:8-9.
We all get discouraged and feel down sometimes, and that’s ok; but we should ALWAYS stand firmly on what we KNOW, not how we FEEL! God’s Word is living and true! I’m down, but I’m not out! No matter what happens in this life; we win in the end!! The enemy is under our feet, and we are free!