If your faith remains strong, even while surrounded by life’s difficulties, you will continue to experience the untold blessings of God! True happiness comes as you pass the test with faith, and receive the victorious crown of life promised to every lover of God! James 1:12 TPT
I think you would agree that it has been a year like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Challenges, viruses, division, hatred, riots, lies, and deception, are circling us like a constant storm. We live in a war zone, fighting for our freedoms, families, the unborn, our health, and the very bedrock of our nation. For those who trust in God and not CNN, these are exciting times, and we are about to see God’s mercy and power poured out in America – and you will see what you believe for in your family as well!
This is not the time to give up – but to stand firm in faith on the Word of God. I heard Mario Murillo say this week, “Don’t doubt in the dark what God has told you in the light!”
That’s a good word. It sums up what James said in our verse for today. God has given you so many promises in his Word. For your health, your provision, for giving us justice in our nation. We must continue to claim those promises and not give in to the storm.
Jesus illustrated persistence and not losing faith in Luke 18 when he told the story about the widow who went to the ungodly judge demanding her rights and petition. He finally relented because of her insistence. Then Jesus said in Luke 18:6, Don’t you know that God, the true judge, will grant justice to all of his chosen ones who cry out to him night and day? He will pour out his Spirit upon them. He will not delay to answer you and give you what you ask for. God will give swift justice to those who don’t give up. So be ever praying, ever expecting, just like the widow was with the judge. Yet when the Son of Man comes back, will he find this kind of persistent faithfulness in his people?”
I encourage you today to take a deep breath, stand up firm on the foundation of the Word of God, and don’t lose faith that God will answer you in perfect timing. The reality of God’s power (His glory) will be seen in your situation and our nation. Watch and see! Dear friend, this is how miracles happen.
A prayer for today:
Father God, everything I need to stand firm and persistent in this storm comes from You. You gave me Your Word, and You even give me the faith to believe it. I resolve to not doubt in the dark what you have told me in the light!