Good morning, Mighty Woman of God! I pray that you are highly favored of our Lord Jesus Christ on today. It looks like the Spirit of the Lord wants us to stay on lessons of FAITH this week, what a blessing.
(Isaiah 43:5-7), Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
You know, that there are times when we have looked at a situation and we go over it in our mind. This is plan a, plan b and this is the worst-case scenario. In other words if plans a or b doesn't work we think about what is the worst that can happen. If we put God in our plan a and plan b, we would not have to have a worst-case scenario. It is only when people put there trust in themselves or man that we mess up therefore putting ourselves in the worst-case scenario situation. If you don't have a relationship with God, you have already started the plan in the worst-case scenario mode. If you don't have that mountain moving faith that it will take for you to get from victim to victorious, you will end up in the worst-case scenario.
When the worst comes upon us, we can take our hearts to this God and hear Him say: "Fear not. I have purchased you". The first seven verses of the chapter make clear, God is present with us in our affliction. Even when we are being punished for disobedience, He is with us in the midst of the fire so that we shall not be burned; even if we are overwhelmed by floods of sorrow, He is with us so that we shall not drown. When the worst comes upon us and we feel exposed, alone, and ashamed, we hear God reminding us that He is with us in our affliction. Here's another exhortation: "Fear not. I am present with you." When the worst case scenario occurs in your life, run straight to this scripture and hear the Spirit of the Lord shout, "Fear not, I have purchased you. I am present with you. I love you, my daughter."
Sometimes it can be very difficult for us to see God's hand and mercy while we are in the storm. We cannot possible know exactly how God is going to turn things around, but we have to have mountain moving faith that He will. We can only see what lies ahead with our vision, not God's. Our vision of a situation is never the same as God's, therefore putting our trust in Him is the only way to be sure that even in our worst-case scenario mode, we will be victorious.
Habakkuk was told that the righteous are those who, in the days of trouble, believe God and His Word despite what they can see with their limited vision. This kind of belief requires a complete entrusting of oneself into the hands of the Lord alone, a commitment to walking by faith and not by sight. Such faith means looking beyond one's present circumstances in confident assurance that our holy creator will fulfill all of His promises. PRAISE GOD!
Heavenly Father, I thank and praise You for mercy and kindness towards me. Forgive me Lord of my sins, those things that I have said or done that did not bring glory to Your name. My prayer today, Father is that You keep me in perfect peace as I keep my mind stayed on You. Even in the midst of the floods all around me, Father, I thank You that You are with me. Father, we I feel like I am in worst-case scenario mode, remind me that You will never leave nor forsake me. Guard my heart and hide me from the enemy, in Jesus name, Amen!