Published By Deborah Negron M.A., B.S.
November 20, 2019
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For I know the plans I have for you” — this is the Lord ’s declaration — “plans for your well-being, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. You will call to me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13
“Do not remember the past events, pay no attention to things of old. Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.
To many are living as if the Blood of Christ were not sufficient.
Too many are living as if somehow they must help God.
We are but clay. He is the Potter.
We are but the Canvas, He will create the mastetpiece.
We are thr vessels, His glory will be poured out in due season.
We are His own. He has not discarded us.
We may have had a difficult past, but His mercy is still nee every morning.
His faithfulness keeps us in the days of sorrow. And in the days of rejoicing He is present still.
I am guilty of not always trusting, of worrying about the issues of life. We are all susceptible to these concerns.
But as the old hymn says,
Let us Turn our Eyes Upon Jesus
The lyrics say,
“Turn you eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.”
When our focus is on the Lord, the issues of this life become bearable. The turmoil of the land becomes small as we consider How Great Our God is.
Psalm 24:1 tells us,
The earth and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants, belong to the Lord ;
We are his. He is still in control. He is able to make all things work together for the good of thisr who truly love him. Those who serve him will lsck nothing.
Now, will trouble come?
Will illness come?
Will darkness try to over tskes us?
But He is the God of peace. In the midst of adversity, He Will sustain us.
Jesus said, we would have afflictions and tribulations. But we can trust that He has overcome. We too can overcome. We can rise in the midst of life’s trials because we are not alone. We can even look at death in the face and know that we will not die physically until we have competed the work He created us for.
We can look at pain and know that His strength will carry us through.
Today, pain, anguish and struggles may be faced. Yet we can depend on the God of the Universe. We can depend on the Blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God. The one who gave himself for us, is now risen. He is sitting at the right hand of the Father interceding for you and me.
We may have to cry out and weep for the night but His strength is made perfect in our weakness.
We can walk by faith knowing the Lord orders our steps.
Oh this gives us Hope. This causes us to look up to the hills from where our help comes from.
Go on walk, walk ahead. The Lord is on our side. We have surrendered our lives to Him.
We have repented and asked Him to forgive us of all our sins.
1 John 1:7, 9 says,
If we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Go ahead walk with Confidence. You are washed, forgiven, restored, renewed, a new creation, Blood Bought, Secure, Redeemed…
You are a chosen generation. Walk on in Faith.