I’m pressed but not crushed persecuted not abandoned
Struck down but not destroyed
I’m blessed beyond the curse for His promise will endure
for His joy’s gonna be my strength
Though the sorrow may last for the night, joy comes in the morning!
–Darrell Evans, Trading my Sorrows
When I fail or slide the slippery slope into sin, I have a habit of wallowing in it.
It ain’t pretty.
It isn’t necessary.
God reminds me He is more than enough to meet ALL of me:
He is my Saviour–
all my sins are made white as snow when I approach the cross, each and every one.
He is my Freedom–
because of the cross, and who He is, God can break any chain that may bind me, and set me free into wholeness and wide open spaces of grace!
He is my Provider–
all my needs are met in Him.
He is my Healer–
in every way, He can heal me- physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually
He is my Protector–
He is my safety, my shield, who keeps me safe & protects me
He is my Song–
He sings over us! Like a lullaby, reassuring us He is near.
He is my Source–
as my Maker, I can bring all things to Him, as He knows all things!
He is the Giver of Gifts–
all our gifts, talents & blessings come from His hand
He is my Peace–
He calms the raging torrents within me in the battles
He is Present, God with us–
God is always here.
There with us.
Waiting for us.
This is just a few examples of how despite hard times and circumstances, God’s got our back & is helping us make a way through the storms in our lives.
I am never defeated when I run to God in the skirmishes.
I may be pressed for His fragrance to be more easily released afterwards, but not destroyed by the enemy’s attack.
I may be persecuted because of the One who will never abandon me; my constant, rock solid, for me God.
I am blessed beyond the curse as I am His, and He is mine. His Presence brings blessings that far outweigh any hardship the enemy tries to curse me with.
His promise will endure, forever.
God never changes, and what He has promised comes to pass. What He has spoken comes to life. What He whispers to us sinks into our souls and grows new hope within.
My Joy will arrive. He rides a white horse, and has written my name on His love pierced hands, and He will come for His people in a triumph which leaves me breathless with anticipation.
His Spirit stirs the joy within me every morning that I am not alone, and this God who loves me so wants to be known by me, and to pour out His devotion for me 24/7, 365, and into infinity & beyond!
May you too jump into the Word, and find the names of who God is. May He reveal to you His heart as you do, and draw you closer than you could ever imagine as you invest in seeking Him first.
If like me, you have a hard time seeking freedom, would you consider the book “Stronghold” by Beth Kinder of Remade Ministries?
It is designed to move you out of the enemy’s shackles and into His stronghold of freedom, love and becoming whole. God is already using it to set people free, and it doesn’t launch until March 13th!
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