I’m Times of Trouble
Updated: Jul 13
Trust me, I get it. You’re tired, feeling warn out, drained, you can’t take another thing. It seems like you can’t crawl from under the weight of it all. So many things fighting you from all directions. You just want to scream!
You pray and pray, nothing. It’s like God is on vacation. He’s not moving, or at least it feels like that. You get so overwhelmed with everything that’s going on, you have so much to do, you don’t even know where to start. So you don’t. You just don’t do anything. Everything going on around you, things that didn’t seem like such a big deal before are now all in your face and you can escape.
You try to do the right thing and read your Bible, listen to worship music, watch videos of encouraging words being given, you pray, you ask others for prayer. You are doing everything you know how to do as a faithful believer. But you’re still stuck in this assault on your life. You cry, you weep, you try and try, but nothing is changing. You wonder what the point is.
That liar of an enemy has asked to sift you like wheat. He is trying everything in his limited access to you, to get you to quit. He’s waiting and plotting your downfall. DO NOT GIVE UP! DO NOT GIVE IN! God has not left you! And He never will! You are being prepared for GREATER. God uses everything, every tear. Whatever is next requires what seems like more than you have left. Take a second, look and see what God brought you through, what He’s done for you, your family, your loved ones, etc. The grace He’s given you so that has carried you to where you are now. You can do this, with His help. You are a walking testimony, never forget that. One day, you will testify to the greatness of our heavenly Father’s love for you in this season to help someone else. Don’t forget all of the other seasons He’s carried you through. I speak prophetically over you: your breakthrough is coming. Your prayers have not fallen on deaf ears. You will come out of this fire smelling like grace and not smoke.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.””
“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?””