Hello everyone, I hope you are well. It’s been a while since I published an article but it’s also been a while since the Holy Spirit put this sentence in my heart “If it is not good, it’s not over”
And even with the situation that we are all going through, know that Jesus has not yet said his last word.
In Romans 8:28, we are reminded that ALL things work together for the GOOD of those who love God. It does not say “Some things” or “one thing,” rather, all things. I’m just reminding you that no matter the situations, no matter the adversities and negativity around you and your plan, it’s never over when God is at the center. God has not finished working yet on your miracle. If his purpose for your life has not yet materialized, then you’re not done yet, because he’s not done. Be patient and trust God to act. God doesn’t rejoice in disappointing you, nor does he take pleasure in your suffering. We must not dwell on what is wrong, we must especially not keep our eyes on negativity and on all that is wrong. God will fulfill all the promises He has for us.
To put some reminders in your mind, I give you the following promises of God:
– He will fight for us (Exodus 14:14)
– He will give us strength and increase our power ( Isaiah 40:29)
– He goes before us, he will be with us and he will never leave us nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:8)
– Whatever we ask in prayers, if we believe that we have received it, it will be ours (Mark 11:24)
– He is with us, his staff and his rod, they comfort us (Psalm 23:4)
These are just a few of the many promises he’s bestowed on us, and even when our attention is fixated on other things, he gives and fulfills those needs we didn’t know we desired. He is there with us and does not abandon us. If it does not go well, he will give us the necessary strength and resources so that at the end of the fight, we can emerge victorious. The situation is nothing compared to what God has planned for each of us.
If he is your shepherd, then he will take you through the valleys of the shadow of darkness (Psalm 23). And we know that wherever there’s shadow, there’s also light nearby. Your shepherd will not take you out of the valleys, he will not keep you from the valleys or he will not make you go around the valleys but he will make you cross the valleys and will not leave you there. This is what the 23rd Psalm says. He will not keep us out of the valleys but He will take us through them and will accompany us through them on the path of His justice (2 Cor 5, 21) and goodness and mercy will follow us when we walk on this path and this path will eventually bring us to the house of the Lord and we will live there forever and ever.
Jeremiah 29:11“For I know the plans that I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give hope and a future.
HE knows the plans that HE has for you, not the plans that YOU have for yourself. Trust the LORD, and trust HIS plans not yours. Trust what He blocks, trust what He opens, everything is turning around for your good. He comes from where He is sending you, so he made the way and there is already a victory with your name on it.
Songs: See A Victory – Elevation Worship; God of Revival – Bethel Music; My Everything – Joe Mettle; Defender – Upperoom, Abbie Simmons; One Thing Remains – Passion; Control – Tenth Avenue North