31 August 2021
The book of James tells us, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (James 1:2-4).
I can testify that in my lifetime, my faith has been tested many times. Sometimes I have passed, and sometimes I had a lesson I needed to learn. On-time I was utterly destroyed, but yet I still stand. The lesson I learned from this test was that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
It was never my fear that controlled anything good in my life.
It was the Joy of the Lord that was deeply embedded in my soul.
It is the Sound Mind that God has given me.
It is the His Power that I will draw from when I am in despair
It is the Love of the special people in my life that will see me through.
But most of all, it is my faith in God that no matter what is happening around me, in my life, or this world, HE will always be with me.
Even as the enemy tries to drag me back to the brinks of depression, I know that the light of the Lord is a bubble of protection around me, and I will NOT be afraid.
He keeps me protected
He keeps me in my right mind
He keeps me surrounded in love
Even with what I am facing, My God is still a Way Maker
He is still a Miracle Worker
He is still a Promise Keeper
He is still the Light in the darkness
That’s who my GOD is! (Way Maker)
My God is the Joy of my soul, and I will continue to trust Him in all things
My dear hearts, I pray that you also continue to trust GOD in every area of your life. No matter what the circumstances are, above all, trust HIM. Never Never, Never give up!!
God loves you, and so do I!
Be Blessed in the Lord!