God has a purpose for everything and nothing that is done is done outside of His knowledge. He is all knowing and many times things may happen in our life that seem bad, but God does them for a reason. God never means for evil to come upon the ones that love Him. Take a look at these verses:
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
We cannot see but what’s right in front of our face. We are limited to what our eyes see happening. God sees ALL and knows ALL. He knows exactly what needs to be done in our lives to bring us to that place we need to be. He uses MANY different ways to bring us there. Some ways are not as pleasing as other ways. We are to walk by faith and not by sight. If we get upset over anything that God does in our life, we are not trusting Him and walking by faith knowing that He ALWAYS knows what’s right. And in realizing this we are able to adjust our thinking. Walking by faith is just that… walking and believing God to guide us exactly where He wants us no matter how He brings us there without foreseeing where He has us going. We cannot see our expected end… but God does. If we want to fulfill God’s Will in our life we must trust Him, and trust He is doing exactly what needs to be done in our life to bring us to the place He wants us to be. He tells us to count it all joy and cast all our care upon Him.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
He tells us to be content. God will never lead us astray. No matter how bad things appear, He will NEVER leave or forsake you.
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Furthermore, God tells us what we should be thinking about.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Many may say “Well I’m not strong enough yet to cast it all to God and count it all joy”. I just want to say, none of us are strong enough to do it. But if Christ is in you, the strength is in you. The strength comes from putting off the old man and putting on Christ. Christ’s power in you will overcome always and all you have to do is let it. We must make the desision to surrender your ways of thinking and let Christ reign in our mortal bodies.
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Believe He will do it and He will. If He is in you, He said He will do it. He told us the way. The battle is in our mind. Resist the devil and all the doubt and the devil will flee.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
There has got to be a time where we say no to the devil and yes to God within ourselves. We cannot continue to walk through life as a defeated Christian saying things like “I’m just not strong enough”… “God’s working on me”… God has done everything He is going to do. Jesus won the victory at the cross. and you have His Word in your hand. Christ in you has ALL the strength and power you need. No more excuses. Don’t let the devil wisper that you’re not good enough. Tell him “WE ALL ARN’T GOOD ENOUGH BUT CHRIST IN ME IS!” Don’t quench the Spirit that is within you. Rise above this battle and start stomping on the enimy. He just want’s to keep you in that rut so you continue to be downcasted. There is NO reason to be downcasted with your Creator on your side! The more Word you learn and the more Word you get inside you the more God will be able to show you these things. They are easy to see because God has so plainly set them before our eyes. These verses I post up here I don’t have to look up. I know them, they are in me. I go to them in my heart every time I need them (and I need them everyday). We ALL need them in us. They are our key to a victorious life! Christ is the Word, and with the Word in you nothing will ever keep you downcasted. He is victorious!
It’s all in how we look at it. You have the power in you right now to ALWAYS live a victorious life because Christ is forever victorious!
Don’t give that strength to the devil. He does not have you defeated. You ARE strong enough! You can let Christ do it through you!
Praise God for His great love 🙂
*This blog post was written by my wonderful hubby