Don’t Let Go! Joy Will Come in the Morning!

 

Letting-go21      “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV)

Are you maneuvering through a season that you feel will never end;

In fact you wonder if this will be your life from now on?

The kind of anguish that finds you praying for the fruit of long-suffering and self control, to dig in and persevere like never before;

Searching desperately with  blind faith for feelings that life will improve and what you have lost will be restored, only even better…..only that reassurance doesn’t come.

The above word out of Jeremiah is for ‘those’ times….when we’re not sure we can endure our season of suffering for one more second.

He has a plan!   It’s a good plan?  Can you wait for it?

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He reminds us of what to do while we wait…

“they await the fulfillment of His promise”.

We need to call on Him. We need to intentionally and wholeheartedly seek Him.

When we seek God, we will see Him…

We begin to see Him at work and can start to see more of what He sees, from His perspective. 

Trust grows.

If we are willing to trust Him, even blindly, we can begin to see Him in our circumstances…


jesus-woman       If we find ourselves in an incredibly devastating place — a place you never imagined yourself to be — it’s easy to start feeling that some of His good plans don’t apply to us. We can even start believing that for some reason He WANTS us to suffer and will just leave us there until He takes us home…and then maybe He will explain what this unending journey has been all about. 

In His mercy.

Got to watch our fickle minds.   That is where the enemy has access to your life….through your mind.  Why do you think the bible tells us to bring all of our thoughts into captivity and to cast down every vain imagination. 

This is work.

But if you are determined to FIGHT that good fight of faith, you can do it.  

treasures-in-heaven      You can even train your mind to recognize when the enemy is coming with a thought that will bring you fear and doubt,  and actually STOP that thought before it even takes hold.  

I know because I practice this.   Oh, don’t  get me wrong.   I have to battle and sometimes I give in and wallow.   But a determination always rises up within me to win the battle and I dig in and tell the enemy where to go. 

I use my tools of the Kingdom to do it too….these are my tools. 

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♥  The Name of Jesus (the most powerful and mountain moving name in the Universe that will break every chain!)

♥  A word from the Bible that I can pray over my situation, over and over, until it gets into my spirit and I begin to believe it. (there is also power in His word to accomplish what He wants in our lives.)  And faith comes by hearing His word!

♥  Praise and worship.   (In my own secret place with Him I pour out my heart, and let him know every thought, every pain, every failure.  In other words, be intimately acquainted with Him on a daily basis!)

♥  Get Godly counsel from mature believers I keep in my life.  (So important!  He gave us to each other in the body of Christ for exhortation, reproof, confirmation that we are on the right path.  We MUST have accountability to someone mature in Jesus.)  

(I have to interject at this point, if you don’t have a mentor/coach to run things by and seek help in your suffering, I am available as your Life Purpose coach.  It will change your life I can confidently say.  Just contact me by the phone number on the http://www.reflectionsofgracehome.com  site or by email on same page. … and read some of the success stories of past clients as well.)

God is closer than we often realize. reflections-of-grace-slider-550x200-e1395616393867

He sees things we don’t see, and He knows things we have no idea about.

He sees the past, the present and the future — from before we were conceived to the day we breathe our last breath, and  beyond that into our forever homes.

He declares He is our rescuer.

He is the One who will sustain us.

And He is more than able to bring His plans to pass. (Isaiah 46:3-11)

Lets ask Him to allow us to see our circumstances through His eyes.   Let’s begin to reach out and cling to His strong arms of comfort and trust and love.

Let choose to let go of our disillusionment and pain and by faith grab hold of Him and not let go.

DON’T LET GO!

426__550x413_jesus-and-peter-walking_on_water   We are not forgotten or forsaken.

And God’s perspective is to use our suffering for good. 

Ouch, we don’t want to hear that, do we.  

We want our suffering gone and life to return to normal, according to OUR perspective, right?

Dare to believe for deliverance from this season of pain, confusion, or suffering.  But in the meantime hold on to Him with every ounce of your faith. 

He will not disappoint.

Joy does comes in the morning. 

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