When we find ourselves so low and hit hard with a great opposition, KNOW that we are in for a great promotion . God is in control of our destiny and all we need to do is trust His leading, submit and surrender to His lordship. When He has taken ownership of us, it only means one thing, He’s got us.
He clothes us with righteousness.
He embraces us with comfort.
He fills us with His love.
He upholds us with His righteous right hand.
He graces us to hear Him speak that gives us the confidence to be still and know that He is God.
He opens our eyes for us to see hope in the midst of hopelessness.
If where we are is not good, it is not the end YET. Christ is the HOPE of glory! His goodness displayed in our lives is His glory! When Moses asked the Lord to show him His GLORY, His answer was, “I Myself will make ALL My GOODNESS pass before you.” (Exodus 33:19)
When we are aware of Him, HOPE is inevitable. Expect a joyful journey to explore, having confidence that surely He will turn things around for our favor, for He Who began a good work in us is faithful to finish it. His presence will always go with us, giving us rest, giving us good success and seeing our journey to an expected end in glory.
Beauty arises from ashes when we are IN HIM. When we find ourselves in a fiery furnace right now, BE AWARE that He is with us, in us, for us and upon us. Like the three Hebrew boys, though they have been in it with heat that was turned up seven times more, they came out without even a smell of smoke.
Like gold, when put in such extreme heat gets purified and we will see dross floating before its pure stage. Being tested is never wasted time when perceived with hopeful eyes. Shaking is never a downward spiral. Instead, it is but to shake off the unecessary load to take us higher and soar like eagles above the storm.
Everything is with a significant purpose that is postured to change us from faith to faith, from strength to strength, from glory to glory. With God, we can never remain the same. He is a God Who is all the while effectually at work in us, creating in us the power and desire both to will and to do all for His own satisfaction, pleasure and delight. It is not by might nor by power, but by the Spirit of God.
YES, you and I will arise! In Christ we will shine! What was once seemingly a set back becomes a set up for His greater glory. Jesus won it all for us. He has overcome the world and called us overcomers and more than conquerors in Him.
So, the next time we face an opposition, we COUNT IT ALL JOY! It is in adversity where we will discover WHO OWNS US and LOVES US much more than we can think, dream or imagine. SURELY and ONLY His GOODNESS and MERCY shall pursue us all the days of our lives just because we are HIS PRECIOUS POSSESIONS whom He loves.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You, for Jesus! Thank You for withholding nothing from us in pursuit of Your beloveds, for us to know You and trust You for Who You are. Thank You, Holy Spirit for unveiling the truth of our identity, being sons and daughter of the Most High God, greatly blessed, highly favored and deeply loved. Truly, our victory lies in our redeemed identity IN CHRIST! Amen!