Friday 9 October 2015

Standing in the #Presence of the #Lord!

#Biblical reference: New International Version (#NIV)

We all believe that there is a supreme and #supernatural being or force. As a Christian, I believe that this being is the #Almighty #God, the #Creator of all things.

#Life is full of ups and downs. There are so many #challenges in life and the ways people handle these challenges depend on their belief and faith. While some people think that they can fix all things by themselves, others believe that they need divine intervention to carry on. I believe that no matter what comes our way, God is mighty and able to handle it. As we put in efforts to succeed in life, it is through His grace and mercy that we succeed. We should learn to trust Him in everything we do, no matter what life throws at us.

Paul pointed out what God can do in Ephesians 3: 20 - 21 "Now unto Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen."

I have learnt to trust in the Lord. We should, of course, handle our physical challenges to the best of our ability, but leave the rest (the spiritual aspects) to God. I believe and know that God will perfect His will concerning anybody who believes. In the book of Philippians 1: 6, Paul addressed the believers and expressed his confidence in God's goodness "being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

Remember that there are times when nothing seem to be working out as planned. #Temptation will surely come our ways, but those who have the fear of God will surely overcome and be victorious by the grace of God. David said in the book of Psalm 37: 24 that "he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand."

It takes the #grace of God, though, to keep moving on in the mist of all difficulties (be it finance, health, relationship, etc.). During such difficult times, do not be surprised to notice that some of your friends and family members will anticipate and say that you have failed and lost it.

But behold, you are encouraged to be confident and put your trust in God. Do not be discouraged because this is the time when the grace of God will manifest in your life. You will surely keep standing because of your faith and confidence in the Lord. The book of Micah 7: 8 says "Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light."

My prayer today:
Lord help us to understand and appreciate your love and care for us. Amen.

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