Over the past several months, a portion of scripture has become increasingly real and relevant in my life. I want to share that with you in the hopes it will impact your life also!
Psalm 27:13, 14 says this “I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart.” (NKJV) No matter how you may feel, or what things look like right now, or even what your emotions might try to tell you during difficult times, God does indeed have a great future for you! Not only does He have a great future for you, He’s also got the plan to get you there!
We all are familiar with the words from Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you….plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (NIV) Our part in this process is just simply to believe. Believing that you WILL see the manifestation of God’s goodness IN THIS LIFE is essential to staying strong in faith and walking into that bright future He has planned for you!
I have found that many times what I believe determines how strong or how faint I will become. If I allow discouragement and hopelessness to take hold, I grow weak and faint. But believing in the goodness of God and often verbalizing it causes my strength to increase. I find thru that I can believe and look to the promises!
Don’t allow negative situations and emotions to change what you believe or to consume your vision! If you believe and give voice to the thought that your situation is hopeless, you will forget the goodness of God and plunge right into the pit of despair. PRAISE will often cause these feelings to lift and cause your focus to be placed back on our loving heavenly Father instead of the problem! If you believe to see His goodness, He will strengthen your heart as you walk in the fullness of His plan and purpose for your life.
Here is a confession I make many times daily: I am deeply loved, highly favored, and greatly blessed. I believe that I AM going to see the goodness of God manifest in my life. I put my hope in Him and my trust in His love and faithfulness to me. Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life! Amen!!