During those times in your life when you feel like you have more than you can bear and your prayers are not getting through the ceiling, remember this…
God promised in His Word that He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you (Deut 31:6, Heb 13:5); that He will be with you always (Mat 28:20); and not only that, but He also promised to complete the work that He has begun in your life (Php 1:6).
Here’s the deal though, as Christians, we have to learn to live by faith, not by sight; and the Bible says that “without faith it’s impossible for us to please God” (Heb 11:6).
In other words, we have to learn to hang our body and the total of all our circumstances on the reliability and trustworthiness of both God and His Word; and we have to learn to do this in the face of any and all contradictory feelings, evidence or circumstances.
God has a plan, He always does, as we can learn from all the many examples found in the Bible.
He will come through and make a way – even when there appears to be no way – but He’ll do so in His timing and in His way.
Take the children of Israel, for instance, when God delivered them from their bondage of slavery in Egypt, He led them into a box canyon, with two scaling walls on either side and the Red Sea in front of them, with Pharaoh’s army barreling down behind them.
What did God do?
He did the impossible, He opened up the Red Sea so that the children of Israel could pass through on dry land.
He also use that same Red Sea to destroy all of Pharaoh’s army.
Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb 13:8); and we’re told in first Corinthians 10 that these stories, that we find in the Old Testament, were written for our edification and admonition, as lessons that we can learn from and apply to our own life.
In Hebrews 5:8, we are told that Jesus learned obedience through the things that he suffered.
As His disciples, do we think things will be any different with us?
Jesus is the Prize that we are all running towards, and the goal is for us to be conformed into His image (Rom 8:29).
We all have those times when we feel as though God is a million miles away and hasn’t a clue about what’s going on in our life.
In these times this is God’s invitation for us to enter into a closer relationship with Him.
An Oak tree can take as much as 60 years to reach maturity, and during those years it passes through many dry spells, where the water is still there; but in order to reach the water the roots have to stretch down deeper into the soil, where the water is.
Likewise, during our dry spells we also have to stretch the roots of our faith deeper into God.
So we have a choice, we can either become a MIGHTY OAK; or if we want to take the quick and easy way, we can become a mushroom, which only takes about an hour to mature.
Come join the Adventure!
Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!
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