ALL IS NOT LOST!
It’s easy to lose hope, be discouraged and frustrated because of circumstances in our lives. Life doesn’t always happen the way we expect and things can seem to build up until the “light at the end of the tunnel” is pretty dim. You need to know that this is not a new concept and you’re certainly not the only one feeling that way. It’s an oft used tactic of Satan. Check out this verse from Psalm 129:2
“From the time I was young, people have attacked me, but they have never overpowered me…”
Satan & his cohorts work hard to wear down and ultimately wipe out those who believe in God. But they have never prevailed. And that’s not going to change anytime soon. It may look like it and it may even feel like it, but the fact is the power and plan of God has not changed and will not change.
Be encouraged today! Get your focus back on God; His love for you, His power to help, His plan to take you where you need to be. Do you trust Him to meet your needs, to look after you? Often when we’ve been struggling for a while we lose sight of His care and His plan. When He doesn’t do what we thought He should have done. When He doesn’t seem to respond to our cries for help, it’s hard to continue to trust Him wholeheartedly. We start trying to make things happen ourselves.
Don’t go there, change the way you think and act. Return to Him! He’s on your side. He never left your side! The enemy is not going to win! Jesus is your Cornerstone! Like it says in Isaiah 28:16
I am going to lay a rock in Zion, a rock that has been tested, a precious cornerstone, a solid foundation. Whoever believes in him will not worry.
Jesus is a rock, a cornerstone, a solid foundation. This incredible stability and strength is for you! He can easily bear the whole weight of what’s going on in your life and hold it all together. You can trust Him with everything, with anything, with all things!!
One of my favorite songs is Lauren Daigle’s “Trust In You”. It speaks to the heart of this issue, that even when things aren’t going the way you think they should and your prayers aren’t being answered as soon as you’d like, you can trust God. Why? Because He is everything you need and He understands what you’re going through! This song is encouraging and faith building. It will help you to get your focus back on God. On who He is and what He’s done, is doing and will continue to do for you. And, best of all, it will cause you to be able to encourage those around you who may be struggling!
Life is tough at times but our God is tougher! He will not let you be taken out of the game! In fact, He says, “I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
Will you trust Him today?