God is with us and for us even when our circumstances portray something contrary to that truth.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Galatians 6:7). I want you to take a moment right now and reflect on what you are sowing. Are you sowing lies, deceit, or bitterness? Or are you sowing love, mercy, and grace?
Let’s be honest. Life can be cruel. Sometimes the most loving, kind, and hardworking people experience things such as illness, disappointments, heartbreak, and grief. While on the other hand, the person who is lazy, mean, and selfish seem to be enjoying life with no problems at all. I want to bring this verse to your attention: “Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD” (Proverbs 23:17).
What is the fear of the LORD? Fearing God does not mean that you should be afraid that He will kill you. Fearing God means that you have a reverential awe of Him. You have the understanding that God is powerful, sovereign, and good.
When you ask God for forgiveness, repent from your sins, and surrender your life to Christ, you become His son or daughter. God loves His children and He promises that He will work all things together for GOOD, to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). Which means, you might be struggling to pay your bills, going through health issues, under stress, and battling depression; but, you must hold to the promise that something good is going to come out of what you are going through. One day you are going to have a mighty testimony of how God turned all of the bad things that happened to you for your good and His glory. God is a redeemer, restorer, and vindicator and He will fight for His children. No weapon formed against us will prosper (Isaiah 54:17) and no devil from hell is going to defeat us and stop us from doing what God has called us to do.
For those of you who are not a son or daughter of Jesus Christ yet, I encourage you to seek Him. If you seek Him, you will find Him, if you seek Him with all of your heart (Jeremiah 29:13). Especially during these times, it is important to be under the protection of the almighty God. Will following Christ and faithfully living the righteous life He has called us to live be difficult? Yes. You will still experience struggles and trials; however, the difference between following Christ and not following Christ means that Jesus will help His children (followers) through their struggles. Also, not only will His children get to spend all of eternity with Him in heaven someday, but they will get to experience glimpses of heaven here on Earth.
Bad things are sure to happen; but, you don’t have to experience them alone. Favor and breakthrough is coming.