At every point in this journey, we must look for Jesus. I can't say it enough. In the last couple of days, the Lord has brought me three different hurting individuals. One is still losing a great amount of hair, with no healing in site. The next is reclusive, drinking and wandering in the desert. And the third was angry at a company and people. Each of these people have a faith in God, one more than the other. But like all of us that are hurting, they forget that Christ is near.
What is faith? Faith is trust and confidence in the Lord. I realize that during times of great trouble we can put our heads down, pursue our feelings over fact, but at the end of the day, we must look up. Jesus can't do anything for us if we are looking at our circumstances. We have to look with our spiritual eyes and our spirits to interpret God's hand.
Life is not going to be easy. Anyone that says it is, is dead wrong. Look around, is there anyone in your world that hasn't gone through a challenge at one time or another? The world is in chaos. The economies around the world are devastated, countries are building nuclear weapons, the middle east is in great turmoil, so, does it all stop. It stops when Jesus returns and not a moment sooner.
We are His hands. We need to stand up and help those in need during a difficult time. We can't judge; we must love. Love is a commitment. It does not work by feelings. Feelings are fickle, just like us, so it must come with trust and confidence in Jesus.
At the end of the day, we must pray for the world, for our families and for others. We are called to love our neighbors and to love Jesus. We must stand on faith for the faithless and be there in those times. We must help the faceless as if they were our own. It's time we stand up as women and be counted as part of God's faithful people. I know that many of You have a great faith and it was born out of great trial. That's the way we all learn to trust in God. So, if you really want to do something with your life and you're looking for a purpose, reach out to someone and tell them that Jesus is near. All we have to do is look up and He will reveal Himself to us.
Try it for yourself. This journey is a maze of triumphs and tribulations. The greatest one is near. It may take another 2000 years but Jesus will have victory. If God made promises to His people and He fulfilled them, then why don't you think He's near when you need Him? Praise Him in this moment and thank Him for always being faithful, even when you're not.
Hebrews 12:28 KJV:
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Mark 11:22 NIV84:
"Have faith in God," Jesus answered.
Romans 14:2 NIV84:
One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is week, eats only vegetables.
Galatians 3:26 NIV84:
So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
You can receive the kingdom of God, eat everything and be blessed by God. All you have to do is ask for faith and believe. There are many that will lack faith but we must have great faith for them. I'm tired of hearing that people's circumstances can't change, they can! We have the best opportunity to show Christ right now. All around the globe people are hurting. Will you take the call?
My prayer today:
O, Lord, You are mighty and beautiful. Thank You for being with us as we walk this hard and lonely road. Thank You for being our guide, for lighting the way, and for providing people that carry our burdens. Please make us women that look toward You for all our needs. Give us a faith that is faithful and provide us the courage to be bold. We have continued to ask You to bring hurting people to us, when You do, please provide the words and the wisdom to minister to Your people. Every day, I pray for women all over the world. Give them strength and unite us in one body for the good of Your people and Your kingdom. I pray for the hurting, the sick and the broken, give them the power to see You in ALL their circumstances. Thank You for being a God that doesn't let go and who knows exactly what we need when we need it. You are a wonderful Father, help Your children today. In Jesus name, AMEN