And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. – Philippians 1:6
I am sure, my friend. You’re gonna be ok. YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE IT!
After wearily climbing into bed for an attempted mid-Sunday afternoon nap, I stared down at the beige carpet by my bedside, trying to shut down my thoughts.
It seems the more I try not to think, the more I begin to think. And so my brain kicked into over-drive.
How many times have I knelt right here, through the years? It’s a thousand wonders this carpet isn’t thread-bare.
I’ve fought many battles right here. Knapsacks of heavy burdens were unloaded here. Struggles let go to God. Flesh put back in its place, answers found. Worry shut it’s mouth right here on this carpet–every care-taken to the Cross–right here on my knees.
And it seemed each and every time, I thought this was the end. That I had been defeated. Every time I fell down here. That I could never make it through THIS trial.
But somehow, as sure as the morn dawns every day, by the time I prayed it out, peace was found here. Enemy had to flee. Strongholds were broken. I made it through.
Someone needs to know, you will get through this! It may feel like the enemy has taken every strand of dignity from you. Your marriage, your children, your job, your health, your confidence, your financial stability, your sanity. But you’re gonna be ok!
It’s all lies the enemy has sent to disable you from your fight of faith. He’s the one who told you that you could not make it. To give up the fight. You will never see your family come into God’s kingdom. They are too far gone. That voice was NOT from God!
That ole slew foot will try to bully you with fear. He will fill your mind with questions and even doubting that if God really loved you, He never would have put this on you in the first place.
Face your fears. Face every one of them head on. You have a shield of faith that thwarts every fiery dart that the enemy hurls at you.
Someone once told me to hold on to my faith. Not to let it go. I confess, I didn’t understand at the time, what that actually meant. But I learned the lesson soon enough. OUR FAITH…That is what the enemy is really out to get. I know there are lots of things he has already stolen from you, but if he can get your faith, he knows he is well on his way to defeating YOU.
Hebrews 10:35-39 your faith will SAVE you.
So, I am passing along the advice–Hold on to your faith! Don’t let it go! You will come forth as gold! You will make it through. You will be ok.
–Your carpet still has a little tread left.
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