Wednesday, October 24, 2012

No place for fear or despair

Dear friends,So many of us face hardships and uncertainties, and loss.  We are in a battle against powers that would see us crumble- discouraged and defeated.
I believe that we are all in many ways struggling against all kinds of arrows from the enemy. We feel overworked, under appreciated, ill equipped, out paced, over wrought.We watch as our hopes are ripped quickly from our fingertips or slowly dissolve in our hands. We lash out at those we love, we fail to meet their needs and feel as if our own are left hanging in the breeze.Having taken our eyes off of our savior, we begin focusing on the waves around us and we begin to sink.  Despair sets in and we begin to believe that we must resign ourselves to defeat and self loathing. 

PRAISE GOD, this isn't TRUTH.

In the midst of some very desperate times, the Holy Spirit guided to blessed assurance, the evidence of things unseen.

Psalm 27:13I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of The Lord in the land of the living.

Dear ones, despair cannot abide where our Father lives. WE WILL SEE THE GOODNESS of our heavenly Father right here, right now, while we live. This narrow path is difficult and full of unknowns, but never despair and never without HOPE. Even when we don't understand and nothing makes sense and seems unjust, our Father KNOWS HOW IT ENDS. He is the author of our salvation and we will see his GOODNESS.
I pray that through all of our pain and confusion we BELIEVE in the goodness of our Father to protect us, guide us, comfort us, direct us and admonish us.
He has NEVER failed us, and He NEVER will.



Lisa said...

YES YES YES. Thanks for sharing encouragement from God Himself.

Kevin and Sue Krippel said...

Amen!! Your post reminded me of this verse....

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Cor. 4:8-9a

I love to hear your heart pouring out Traci. Praying for you daily.