Know that the events of the day may be a surprise, unsettling to us; but, they are not a surprise to God. He knows all things. He is ruler, master of the past. He reigns today. And, he is the hope and holder of tomorrow.
Come what may, we are called to rejoice in the Lord. He is God. He alone is God.
Habakkuk 3:17-19 says, “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.”
Though we are being called to change. Though we are being called to surrender, to conform to a different way. Let us not lose focus on who is ultimately in control of all things. Though we may be experiencing a so called “new norm”, let us know that God reigns over the earth and the fullest thereof, that would include you and that would include me. In his sovereign and holy love, he allows us to experience issues that it may appear will harm us; but in him, they are purposed for his good. Know that things will work, for our good as well, as we seek him for understanding and wisdom.
God is calling the believer into a renewed trust and dependence not in the things of this world but in him.
Be encouraged. Do not faint but be strong and not afraid. Speak the word of God over yourself, your family, your community…over the nation. The word of God will not fail. In Mark 11:12 – 21, Jesus and his disciples were on their way to Jerusalem. Jesus passed by a fig tree that was not fruitful. He desired to eat of it but couldn’t because it was not its season to produce. So, Jesus cursed the fig tree. As they journeyed out of Jerusalem, the disciples noticed and questioned that the fig tree was now withered. We must know that the word of God and our faith produces its own fruit. In Mark 11: 22-26 Jesus speaks to our hearts, “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
Let us pray. Father, help us to know you as our source of strength and our place of peace and comfort. Let us not forget that you love us and that you care for us. It is you who is calling us to be encouraged in you. Help us to know that the work on the cross covers all things past, present and future. We shall be encouraged and strong as we look to you. It’s in Jesus name that we pray. Amen!
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