Welcome to part four of “Trusting God during difficult times,” series. I hope you’re still with me and excuse my tardiness. I know, I’m a day behind on posting this as I initially stated I would but my friend, God has been doing wonders in my life since I started this blog series. Obedience is everything! And I can’t wait to share my testimonies in the coming months. One has already come to fruition and the other is still in the works. But I know He who promised shall bring it to pass. God is faithful and as a believer, know you have a right to hold Him to His word. But enough of my rambling, let’s get to part four of this series, “relying on God.”
Before we get started, have you checked out part 1, 2 and 3 of this series? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered click the links below to catch up before you go any further.
Part 2 Your Faith Will Be Tested
Part 3 Prayer Changes Things
When you rely on God, you’re saying, “God, I trust you. I believe you can do what I’ trusting you to do in my life. There is no one else who can do it for me. I believe you are who you say you are.” When you choose to rely on God, you’re saying goodbye to doubts and unbelief. You can’t rely on God and be in doubt. The two does not work together. As a believer, you rely on God for everything. When you’ve totally surrendered your life to God you don’t make any decisions without God. You rely on Him for direction, wisdom, understanding, strength, provision, healing, support and the list goes on. When you rely on God, friend, nothing will be able to defeat you in life. Take Mary and Martha, for example, their brother was dead. [As you know we’ve been studying John 11 for this series] Yet they sent a message to Jesus to let Him know Lazarus was dead. If they did not believe Jesus could bring their brother back from the dead, why send the message? What would Jesus be able to do for the dead?
Both Mary and Martha said the same thing to Jesus upon His arrival “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” They believed if Jesus was there Lazarus would still be alive. To me, it seemed like they believed yet doubted. ‘If’ He was there, but He wasn’t and now he (Lazarus) is dead. Now what? I think many believers find themselves like the sisters today. They believe yet they’re in doubt. Friend, you know what Martha and Mary’s statement reminds me of? One of satan’s infamous questions he likes to ask believers facing the trials of life, “if God is real why are you going through this, or if He loves you why are you suffering like this?” Don’t fall it, you are loved by God and as Jesus said to them, this sickness is not unto death but for the glory of God. Your situation is for the glory of God. I know it’s hard. Maybe you’re in pain. Maybe you have a 911 problem and you’re waiting for Heaven to arrive. I know your faith is being stretched right now and it’s uncomfortable. But I promise you, friend, there is an end to that problem you’re facing, only believe!There is an end to that problem you're facing, only believe!Click To Tweet
Trust in the Word
Above all else trust in the Word of God. There is life in the Word of God. Pray it, declare it and hold on to it. You don’t let the Word of God depart from you during this season. In part three I talked about finding a scripture in the Bible that applies to your situation and standing on that particular verse. Take the word of God and make it personal to you. Use it as a prayer point for your situation. How do you personalize the Word? One of my favorite scripture is Isaiah 41:10 Here is an example:
I will not fear, for God is with me. I will not be dismayed, for He is my God. Lord, you said you will strengthen me and help me; You will uphold me with your righteous right hand. Whenever I feel weak spirtually, like I feel like giving up. I remind God of His promised to me.
In part three I also said you must pray the Word of God with power. I am a million percent sure when you begin to pray the Word of God, your life can NEVER remain the same. Because there is power in the Word of God. If you pray the Word of God for three months straight in faith and nothing changes. Then send me an email so I can stop blogging about Jesus. But I’m confident something will change. I live it, I’m proof the Word of God works. I’m not kidding when I say, I’M JUST A GIRL LIVING BY FAITH. It’s the truth! Friend, I want so badly for your faith to be strengthened during this series if you’re facing the challenges of life right now. If not, glory to God. But they are real and every now and then they come knocking on our door. Sometimes they creep up when we least expect them. We don’t see them coming. But this year you will be prepared in Jesus name.
You may have to walk this out alone’
When you’re relying on God for change, most times you’ll have to walk it out alone. If you have a spouse or friend to stand in agreement with you. That’s awesome, however, if you don’t have anyone. Don’t worry God is with you. You are never alone. The most important person you need on your side is with you. So have no fear. God will see you through this as you continue to rely on Him. He is ever present in times of need. I know at times the waiting is tough but your faith is being developed, my friend. The Bible says, “count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing,” James 1:2-4. Friend, I want you to know, in a little while the problem you are facing today you will see no more in the name of Jesus. As Moses said to the children of Israel, “
“Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. 14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace,” Exodus 14:12-14.
God is fighting this battle for you. The battle is not yours but it’s the Lord. Rely on Him to uphold you and strengthen you as you wait this battle out. You already have the victory. Walk in it!
Next week we’ll be wrapping up this blog series. See you on Monday for part 5!
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