So, I have been trusting God for about three months on an issue…it is really one of those situations that u get to think…is it possible? Can God do this?and then u think matt 19:26 and you dare to believe God for that mammothly impossible thing.
Couple of days ago, Out of the blues, there’s a ray of hope….and I can’t stop praising God…cos I know light is breaking through.. It may seem to be but a ray at the time, but I’m sure that soon enough I’ll be basking in the full beam. There’s clearly a spring to my step from getting out of bed to getting on with the days job and heading home…. I can’t say at what point it drifted… I wasn’t attentive enough to notice the moment of switch. I’m lying in bed, reluctant to get up and shower…my thoughts are wandering… Will God really do it? Can he really do it? What if that’s all it will ever be – just a ray of hope? I bully myself into the shower and that’s when I remember a past phase of emotional instability…excused with a tag ‘mood swings’- I’d like to meet the person who coined it.
And it dawned on me, believers have faith swings too….moments when you suddenly go from rock solid faith to border line faith with a tinge of worry…
What’s to be done in this situation?
I have recently learned or re-learned that I am responsible for how I feel! I choose how I feel! I choose how I feel! And what I feel per time isn’t always true!
God’s word is! And guess what God’s word and promise is true even when I don’t feel like it is.
So I got in my nightie and chose to praise the Lord! I saw him turn the ray to a full beam in my mind and I exalted his majesty, the awesomeness of his power and the limitless capacity he was displaying just to put a smile on my face! I read my bible and went on to remind myself of what his word said…reading outloud to myself… And my faith was stirred up again!
Having a faith swing? Hit the floor in Thanksgiving… Break out in a dance…some swaying…some shuffling of the feet… Scream if you want to…behold in your mind what the Lord is doing behind the scenes…. He is unraveling your miracle! Speak to yourself!
Don’t beat yourself up… Right after Elijah destroyed the prophets of Baal in 1kings 18…guess what? He ran off at the threat of Jezebel in 1 kings 19.
The excited and trusting Peter who sought invitation to join the stroll on water in Matthew 14:28 is already quaking at the sight of the wind two verses after in Matthew 14:30.
Let us take a cue from David – a man who was given to much self admonishing. (1 Samuel 30:6, Psalm 42:6-8, Psalm 43:5, Psalm 103)
No matter how seemingly overwhelming that situation is… I guarantee, God is more than able to fix things..
‘Do not fear [anything], for I am with you;
Do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you;
I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’
Isaiah 41:10 (AMP)
27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is there anything too difficult for Me?” Jeremiah 32:27 (AMP)