At one point in your life, you have probably asked someone to pray for you. There is nothing wrong with that but as you grow in His Word, you will realize that you have a responsibility to pray for yourself rather than delegating it. You are not imposing on God by declaring His goodness and favour.
When tests and trails come your way, you can either let them plant themselves in your life and put pressure on you or you can use your faith muscles to push those trails out of your life. If you can hold on to that Name that is above every other Name this very day and hour, if only you have the faith to believe, to trust, and to call Him, then every knee shall bow, your challenges will go, those mountains will crumble. So trust Him to build and protect you. Do your part, but look to Him for guidance and strength. And trust Him to do what you cannot do. Sometimes you may feel that God is hard on you and doesn’t love you but the truth is He loves you too much to leave you the way you are.
God is not moved by your condition but by your conclusion. He is not moved by what happens to you but how you respond to it. It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny. Who you’re on the inside is more important than what your body looks like. It may seem unbearable and inside you’re basically saying, “God, I can’t take it anymore. I just can’t take it anymore!” Don’t quit. Resist discouragement and finish the race God has set before you. It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.
I encourage you to take your mind away from fear today, it’s not in your nature to fear, God has not given you the spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and a sound mind. Trusting God is more that what you can see. Walk by FAITH and not by sight.
Today, stay the course and on purpose. Let your past make you BETTER not BITTER.