Life is full of ups and downs. Some days are busy and some days are quiet. Some days are rough and some days are smooth. When everything is going good, it’s easy to stay the course and focus on Jesus. When discouragements and disappointments come that’s when we try our minds to reason and try to resolve issues instead of looking up to Him.
When you feel, weak and beaten down, seek the Lord and ask Him to help you stay in His path. Pray earnestly and seek Him by saying, Psalm 17: 5 - Uphold my steps in Your paths, that my footsteps may not slip.
Take comfort in His word for it is true and powerful, which helps you to stay the course. He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints (Proverbs 2:8).
Spending time with the Lord gives us the strength to stay the course. And relying, trusting and following His word guides us to live our life in His ways, for Psalm 37:23 says the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.
Every day, spend time in His word and His presence and stay the course for the day of His coming is near.
Walk by Faith - By Esther Campbell
When you don’t know what, the future holds, lean on God and have unrelenting faith in Him because He is the author and finisher of our lives and He knows our future.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
What is faith? Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). We may not see what God’s plans are, but by putting our faith in Him we have the assurance of hope that He will take care of us.
Do not be disheartened by the circumstances or situations but believe in Him. When people thought that the synagogue leader’s daughter was dead. Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe” (Mark 5:36). When we believe in Him, miracles do happen. Jesus can turn things around quickly even after failure. Faith is just not believing but trusting Him with everything.
Some of us may doubt like how Thomas doubted and said “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe” (John 20:25). It’s easy to believe what we have seen. That’s when our faith comes into action. As believers, we need to walk by faith and not by sight.
When we don’t know what to do and where to go, seek His will.
Seek His will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Sometimes we don’t have a clear vision of our path, the next steps to take. In those times, look up and seek God and His will. Luke 11:2 says And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. So, pray that His will be done in your life.
As believers, it is important for us to rely on God and His plans for us. His plans for us is to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Submit to Him and ask God to clear the fog and show you the clear path. God is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us (Ephesians 3: 20).
Accept whatever His will is, since we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28). We have the assurance in Him that He has the best plans for us and our future is bright when we are in His perfect will. Amen!
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
When everything is falling apart around you, only one thing remains firm, our Lord Jesus, the firm foundation and eternal rock in whom we are secure.
When we hold onto our Lord, we find peace and strength because our future is in Him. He will make a way (Isaiah 43:16) where there seems to be no way. He can move the mountains and remove the stumbling blocks and allow us to walk on His good ground. Trust and rely on Him.
We reason and try to work out things our way. But everything we work is in vain. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain (Psalm 127:1). So, let the Lord take over whatever you are working on, and let it be fruitful for Him and His eternal kingdom.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). Give it to God and let Him do the rest. Because, truly, Jesus is my rock!