STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH (2)                                            2 Chronicles 20:

You will not need to fight in this battle; take your position, stand still, and see the victory of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem. Fear not, and be not dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, and the LORD will be with you.'” (v17 NKJV)

When you doubt God you disappoint Him, because He deserves better. So you must seek to strengthen your faith, because faith honours God and God honours faith. And He will send opportunities disguised as problems to strengthen your faith. When Job lost his health, wealth, and his children, the Bible says he “Fell to the ground and worshipped” (Job 1:20 NKJV) Job didn’t worship God because of his circumstances, but in spite of them. Notice the two things he did: (1) He looked up. He recognized God’s sovereign right to decide all things. He trusted God’s loving character and believed He would ultimately do what was best for him. And you must do that too. (2) He listened for a word. He realized this testing time was also a teaching time, so he declared, “He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold” (Job 23:10 NKJV) Like gold being processed by the refiner, Job trusted God to bring out the best in him. Was it easy to do? No. We want to cling to the familiar and return to the safety of yesterday, even though we know it’s not what God wants for us. The fears, surprises, and adversity that lies around the bend make us want to cut and run. But if you do, you’ll short-circuit God’s plan for your life. What should you do instead? Position yourself in faith. “Stand still and see the (deliverance) of the Lord, who is with you.” Whatever you are going through right now, remember that God is “with you.” (TWFT)

PRAYER LINE: My Father and my God, I see that my life  is fulfilled only when it is centered on You. Save me and help me to depend on You and You alone, for my life to work in the way You intended. Amen.

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Let the sameness of God waft over your heart with His peace in your storms.

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