Ask and Believe

Have you ever had difficulty believing God and the promises in His Word? The devil is relentless in his efforts to curtail your belief using all kinds of schemes and wicked devices. Thus, it would be best to guard yourself against all of his tactics. If you do not have the mind of Christ and do not constantly meditate on the infallible Holy Scriptures, your brain becomes the devil’s playground. Not thinking about God’s pure and flawless Word is risky business and a matter of life or death. Life if you believe what God has done for you through Jesus (Jo. 3:16), and death by consignment to the fiery lake of burning sulfur because of unbelief (Rev. 21:8). Unbelief implies stubborn refusal to act according to God’s will. A father brought his son, whom a spirit possessed, to Jesus, asking if He could have pity and help them (Mark 9:22). Jesus told him that all things are possible for those who believe (v23). Then the father asked Jesus to help him overcome his unbelief (v24). Belief is achievable, and God is ever-present to help. All you need to do is ask, and thanks to God, there are no limits!

The Dawn of Deliverance

Do you feel like you have been held captive to a person or situation? The chains and shackles are heavy and solid. You may have many marks and bruises as reminders of your confinement. However, God will break and destroy the strongholds of your enemy. He will make a way of escape, bringing you out with His mighty hand and outstretched arm. Here is a precious promise, “The One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out. Their King will pass through before them, the Lord at their head” (Micah 2:13). Hallelujah! If you need a breakthrough, your King will do it! The Lord will deliver you out of every trial, trouble, and tribulation! Nothing is too hard for Him! Wait on the Lord and have good patience. Again, I say, wait on the Lord!

Where is Your Confidence?

We are often sure of ourselves because of the things we’ve accomplished. Our assurance becomes even more remarkable when others tell us how great we are. We fail to realize that the arm of the flesh counts as nothing and that our reliance should rest entirely on the Lord. Hezekiah trusted the Lord when Sennacherib, king of Assyria, came against him and the people gained confidence in the God who saved them (2 Chronicles 32:8, 22). Nehemiah received tremendous opposition as he rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem. Still, the Lord strengthened his hands to complete the project in fifty-two days, causing his enemies to lose their self-confidence because God helped him (Nehemiah 6:9, 15-16). Jeremiah declared that the one who trusts and has confidence in the Lord is blessed (17:7). Paul, who served God by His Spirit and boasted in Christ, put no confidence in the flesh (Philippians 3:3). Whatever giants you face, have faith in God, and know that He will cause them to fall, making them your footstool.

Trending Truths

Thank God for the breath of life, for another second, minute, hour, day, week, month, and year. Isaiah 46:9-10 reminds us that there is none like God; He makes known your end from the beginning, His purposes stand, and He does whatever He pleases. I pray that you remember this good news as you proceed in your process. The Word of God further reminds us in Revelation 22:13 that Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. If you belong to Christ, you are somewhere between all of His goodness. Know that God is presently over, under, around, in, and radiating through you! Be encouraged and confident in the fact that God began a good work in you, and He will complete it until the end (Phil. 1:6). May the knowledge of these truths set you free from all bondage while trusting God as He fulfills His promises in you.