I never wanted to be that person who only sought after God during the good times, as long as he was giving me what I wanted but when the bad times came, lost all hope in him. Sadly I see a lot of people go through this cycle, or roller coaster ride with God. Always up and down, back and forth but never steady.
The crazy thing is when I take a step back and examine my own walk with God, I think it’s safe to say I have passed the test of trusting him through the difficult times recognizing through experience & overtime that he knows best. It’s the blessings that confuse me. It’s when he shows up and answer prayers and lavishes his love on me when doubt creeps in. I question him not in the storm but on the mountaintop. How absurd is that?!!
James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in ALL his ways.
Questions like “Is this real?” Or thoughts such as “This is too good to be true”, kind of floods your mind and before you know it a door was opened and fear walked right on in. We then are discouraged, distracted just enough for God and his perfect love to be removed off the throne of our heart, now overtaken by fear, lies & deceit.
It’s not the thoughts that opened the door, rather the silent agreement made when we didn’t speak truth in those moments of doubt.
We get comfortable and become stagnant as well as complacent in our storm that we self-consciously reject the breakthrough.
The reality is, Yes, we are so undeserving of God’s grace but it’s the receiving of that grace and our faith in Christ that makes us heirs and accepted. It’s our hope in what Christ did on that cross that gives us confidence not only in the storm but more assuredly in the blessing because of the position we held during the storm. We fought humbly on our knees and have found rest in our Papas bosom which in return gave us peace and the confidence needed to boldly face the storm, knowing God is where our help comes from. He is our defender, he is our rock and he is our victor! So we then can be expecting the breakthrough and confidently embrace it when it comes.
Where are you positioned currently? He is the same God during the storm that he is during the blessing/breakthrough.
Know who you are today! You are called and have been chosen. You were bought at high cost. Take your position wisely. Speak the Truth.Don’t be silent. You aren’t an orphan but a daughter/son of the most high. Find rest in him. Receive his love. He’s waiting.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you : my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
Deuteronomy 31:8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged