“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
I’m realizing that when things seem especially hard in life, when challenges seem to be the most “impossible”, when I’m at my weakest, when I’m the most unlikely and I feel like I’m facing the most opposition…
…I’m probably right where I need to be.
As hard as it is to stand in “that place”, it could be a good indicator that I’m the midst of pushing through something with the Lord. There could be something there on the other side that He has for me.
It could mean that in my weakness I will find His strength.
It could be a good indicator that I’m facing a fear and courage will swoop in.
If I don’t feel like doing that thing that’s been placed before me, then maybe I should just do it and see what’s in store.
If I don’t feel I am capable then maybe I should just try, and see what the Lord will do.
If I don’t feel qualified, then maybe the Lord is wanting to be the one to “qualify” me.
If I feel intimidated and overwhelmed then I certainly don’t need to turn back now.
Because there’s something good on the other side of that thing when we face it with the Lord…
“For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” – Deuteronomy 20:4
The enemy wants us to abort the mission. He wants to stop us from stepping into what the Lord has prepared for us to do.
I’ve had this song in my head for the last couple of days, and I think I woke up hearing it in my head. I wondered if I was supposed to include it in my post today, but I keep second-guessing myself because I don’t really know how to tie it in.
So, I don’t know why I’m supposed to include this song, but I love the picture she paints with it…
Just keep going. One foot in front of the other. Keep your focus on the Lord.
See what the Lord has on the other side of whatever it is that you are facing. Remember that He is good.
“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 15:57