THERE IS A GOD WHO SEES:
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES:
THERE IS A GOD WHO SEES: Trials and struggles are a part of life, but it is possible to overcome the greatest of odds when focused on the outcome. For the scriptures says, “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small” (Proverbs 24: 10; NKJV) When you no longer accept or understand where it is God is leading you, it is at that very moment he speaks to your heart. Make the decision to seek him for courage, strength and grace which is vital for your journey in life.
THERE IS A GOD WHO SEES and understand your need for courage:
Paul’s powerful formula of the gospel was salvation by the “grace” of God through “faith” in Jesus focused on “love” one in which you’re able to gather courage to move forward toward perfection, where you are destined to be. The biblical definition for courage is bravery, and it is through a mindset of faith and determination, you’re able to accomplish what is set before you because you know that what God has purposed he will see through to the finish.
Remember the words of Moses (as God instructed) when he inaugurated Joshua… he said, “Be strong and of good courage…” (Deuteronomy 31:23). God spoke to Joshua, “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life…I will not leave you nor forsake you, be strong and of good courage…” (Joshua 1:5-7, NKJV). When children of God come together united in courage the victory is won. It is through love and agreement that you’re able to reach the mark of true believers, followers and doers of what Jesus came and endured with passion.
THERE IS A GOD WHO SEES and understand your need for strength:
Paul says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me” (Philippians 4: 13). How well do these words register in your thought process? When you’re overcome with obstacles and detours of life, you open your spirit in a way that blessings are not able to flow. Jesus says, “The thief does not come except to steal, kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). We are to strengthen each other through the word of God, sharing his “precious motto” of love, obedience and sacrifice. The mission we are given is not one centered on self, but about binding broken spirits and filling hearts with a new kind of hope, willpower and strength.
THERE IS A GOD WHO SEES and understand your need for grace:
The Lord God is sun and shield, the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from those who walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11); “Teach me your way, O Lord that I will walk in truth; unite my heart to fear your name” (Psalm 86:11). When you choose to live a life dedicated to the gospel of Jesus Christ, it will not be easy; suffering is a part of who you become as you learn to trust in obedience. Through grace (favor) God sent his Holy Spirit to shepherd our hearts filled with love; therefore, we are able to rest assured in that grace. Paul expressed it this way, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9; NKJV).
Finally, Paul sums it up this way: “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3: 12-14). What challenges all of us into action is the purpose we’re yet to accomplish; but, patiently enduring the race keeps us in line with the plan of God.