If ever there was a time to trust God with every ounce of you, the time is now! I refuse to doubt God! I am pregnant, on a moving train and my exit is coming soon. If I doubt, I will miss my stop and delay the manifestation of God’s promises.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
My own understanding screams that this is too hard. My faith laughs, reminded of the parted seas, manna, rain in droughts, and most of all the Sacrificial Lamb, Jesus Christ. There is no limit to God’s provision for His children. This is not only referring to tangible provisions. If it had not been for the Lord, I would still be in the mental institution, and prison system; God keeps us in ways that we may not be able to visually see or put a label on, but we just know He brought us through. Trusting in the Lord has manifold benefits, some of which are renewed confidence, reignited strength, and undying hope. Let’s stop doubting God and call to mind all of His wondrous works. Sure, it hurts, of course, it feels like we have been in wait for a mighty long time, yet our God is trustworthy. Sometimes we have to push to remember the creditability of the God we serve. After just a second or two of considering the fact that the very God we are doubting is the One who is orchestrating the symphony of our heartbeats and permitting the ebb and flow of our life’s tide, we can’t help but to roll up our sleeves and believe.
“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “Lamentations 3:21-23
Particularly important to keeping doubt at bay is the “call to mind” admission. There is an abundance of horrendous thoughts that travel through our minds easily, as soon as we wake up in the morning until the moment we drift off to sleep. To walk in victory, sans doubting God, I have to remember who He is, what He is capable of, and what He has done. Purposely and forcefully conjuring up those truths embedded in me, doubt scurries away. I’d rather face doubt, equipped with the word of God than obey doubt in agreement with the enemy. A fitting example would be a challenge that precedes the palpable anxiety and fear. In that moment when the feeling is seeking to cripple you, remember, to take your peace back by force. Remember that your Redeemer lives, remember the blood that was shed for your freedom. Oh, Hallelujah! Remember that a terribly, precious price was paid for your liberty. Every time we doubt we forfeit our beautiful newness for the debilitating slavery to “what if.”
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” 2 Corinthians 3:17
I’m taking my mind back, by force. My marriage back, by force. My career back, by force. In the name Jesus, I refuse to doubt. I am waiting on some pretty miraculous things from God, as He promised. The enemy of my soul sees my expectancy and wants to minimize the efficacy of my testimony whilst I wait by waving doubt in my face. His chronic deceptive suggestions relay the message that I am hoping illogically, as the enemy claims that what I am believing God for is impossible. The interesting part of the matter is that he is correct to a degree. The very things that God promised are impossible for me but with God…. Hallelujah! But with God…. Hallelujah!
“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
With God NOTHING is impossible, I’m taking it by force!
Verses paint pages, Rock of Ages
I refuse to not trust You
There has never been time, You haven’t come through
On the stage of my heart-
Keeping still, while you do what you promised to
– Lady Jay
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