“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you” Deuteronomy 31:6, NLT.
God has brought you a long way and He’s not going to leave you now. He’s right there. Right by your side. Sister, you may be in the fight of your life. You may be in the fight for other people’s lives and in the fight of faith, but don’t you give up. Don’t you lose hope, don’t you lose heart and don’t faint. Stay in the fight of faith. Wipe away those tears and dry your eyes. Your prayers were heard and God will answer you. It may look like nothing’s happening, but don’t let that move you. It’s going to be alright.
There are sisters all over the world who are standing, praying and fighting to trust God just like you. Women all over the world are resisting the temptation to give in and throw in the towel. They are fighting because they know the God they serve is good and is mighty to save! He is the only true and living God and He is faithful.
The road may not be easy, but it is worth it in the end. Be encouraged today in knowing God has a plan and purpose for everything you’ve been through and His plan is glorious! It will all work together for your good. Stay the course and keep the faith!
Prayer: Father, I thank You for encouraging my heart. You love me and I love You. Thank You that You didn’t bring me this far to leave me. I know You have heard me and You will answer. Help me stay in the fight of faith. Help me God. You are my living hope and I thank You for Your faithfulness. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Isaiah 41:10)
With all that is going on in the world, there are three things God wants you to stay mindful of; three things that if you keep these before you, you won’t fall by the wayside.
1. Stay Focused on Finishing Your Course
“I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward” Philippians 3:14, AMPC.
Don’t adopt a secular view out of feelings of anger and frustration with current world events. Don’t be moved from your faith or from your stance. Stay focused on finishing the course God has laid before you and doing, by His Grace, what He’s called and equipped you to do (see Acts 20:24).
2. Stay in the Love of God
“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love” John 15:9, NKJV.
These are difficult times we are living in and the fight to stay in the love of God is great. What will help us stay in love is staying close to the one who is love, and that’s God. As we spend time with Him in prayer, He will strengthen and empower us to face and conquer the many tests that come our way. Staying close to God will keep us far away from offense and from operating in the flesh (see Jude 1:20-21).
3. Stay in the Word of God
“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” Ephesians 6:17, NKJV.
The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God and it is our chief weapon against the devil who’s out to steal, kill and destroy. However, we can’t use what we don’t know. It is imperative that we continue to grow in knowledge and understanding by finding out what God has to say about everything and looking for ways to apply His principles to our lives (see Peter 1:6).