So……what is going on? I have the privilege of overseeing the Special Support Ministries here at Island Christian Church and I asked myself, what would I advise someone who was struggling as I have been. The answer was not complicated.
I would say to him or her, listen take a look at your daily walk first of all and see if there is anything you need to straighten out with the Lord. Then, after that, take a good long look at what the truth is.And how do we do that?
We look at what God says. What He says is always going to be in line with the truth as opposed to what you feel, think, or say.
~So back to me. I need to look at those special verses that have jumped out to me in the past or maybe some new verses and claim them as truth, real powerful truth. The Philippians 1 verse above says it all as far as my situation and how I am feeling is concerned. God has promised that He will finish what He started in my life. He has, according to the verse already started working in my life. And regardless of what I say or how I feel( those pesky feelings), He is going to work it all out. And okay, I may have to plod ahead for a while as my feelings may take some time to catch up with the truth, but God’s truth is the truth and his truth will always trump my feelings when the day is over.
So for you and for me, hang in there, say those verses over and over to yourself, share your struggles with those you can trust, and watch the God who loves us so deeply get us through these crazy times.
Blessings and safety to all. I miss you.