Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial… (James 1:12).
I’m going to say this again, “You can do this.”
I know what you’re thinking though. The circumstances you’re walking through right now seem too bleak, too difficult and too discouraging.
Just don’t give up.
That’s what the enemy wants you to do. He wants to paralyze you with fear and unbelief. He wants to make you like the Israelites who cried out before Moses in their despair as they stood before the Red Sea. Their fear kept them from seeing what God could do. They only believed in what they saw right in front of them.
Have you ever felt that way? That God wasn’t going to pull through for you because you kept limiting Him to only what your eyes could see? Maybe that’s just been me. I have been so foolish to limit Him and not trust Him. In my own insecurity, I’ve made Him so small. Yet, I want to make Him the champion of my life. I want to see with the eyes of faith.
God will often take us down roads that require us to see with eyes of faith. He’ll keep taking us down the same journey. Because He’s lovingly trying to impress the same lesson upon us that our stubborn hearts have yet to receive and embrace with belief.
Perseverance has very little to do with our circumstances. Our circumstances simply reveal our need for a growing character. They show us just how much our faith still needs to grow. Therefore, it’s not the circumstances so much that matter, but our faith journey with God that matters most.
I’m not sure where God has you in this present season, but no matter how fiery the furnace- He has you. Please here me when I say that, “He has you.” Truly, this truth can comfort our souls and help us rest firmly and secure in His mighty love as we grow our faith in Him to do the impossible for us.
Lord, I trust you. Let your peace like a river flood and overwhelm my soul. You are so good to me. Forgive me when I give way to fear. Grow me up in you, as I persevere, in Jesus name, Amen.