Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Don’t be discouraged by the opposition that comes to stop you from doing what God has placed in your heart to do. We seem to think that if God called us to it, that it should be smooth sailing and that all the pieces should just fall in place. But whenever our hearts are made up to do the work that God has called us to do, we can expect opposition from the enemy.
The devil is not going to just calmly sit by and watch you do what God has called you to do. Don’t think that he is just going to sit there and not try to stop you. He is not only against you, but he is against God and he hates the things of God. This is why the bible tells us “…so do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.” 1 Peter 4:12.
So if it seems like things just aren’t working out right, don’t give up. There are going to be times that you won’t find the help, support nor resources that you need. There will be times when the one’s you thought you could depend on are no where to be found. And, there will be times when it seems like everything and everyone is coming against you, but don’t let go of the thing God has placed inside of you.
The thing that we have to remember when it seems like nothing is working out is the nature of God. It is in his nature to help his children. God is unlike anything or anyone we could ever know or imagine. He is one of a kind, unique and without comparison. Even describing him with mere words truly falls short of capturing who he is and what he will do for his children when we serve him from the heart.
God never changes and he is always reliable. This is why he tells us DO NOT FEAR. He provided and protected his people in the past and he will do the same for you today. God is self sufficient, he has no needs. Everything belongs to him. He never has to figure out how he is going to supply your needs, because every thing you need already belongs to him. Wisdom and knowledge belongs to him. Strength and power belong to him.
God reminds us of the relationship we have with him by telling us “I AM YOUR GOD”. We are in relationship with him, He knows you by name and he has promised to provide for you. With his right hand he holds you, meaning special grace he has given to you, to guard you and to protect you, to support and supply for you, to comfort and strengthen your hearts; therefore you don’t need to fear anything. God is on our side.
Heavenly Father, I pray for all who are feeling defeated. I pray for those who are feeling mentally, physically and spiritually tired. God I ask that you would come against every opposition that tries to come against them. I pray that you would render the power of the enemy powerless and ineffective. Come against every hindrance that tries to stop them. By your power strengthen them on every side and help them to continue in the work that you have called them to. In Jesus name, amen.
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