What are you facing this morning? Did you wake up with what seems like the weight of the world on your shoulders? Did you wake up wondering “how” you were going to pay for this or that? Did you wake up feeling so behind on life? Did you wake up to the loss of a loved one? Did you wake up to a what seems like a failed marriage?
If so, I want to remind you with these simple words:
“It’s going to be ok.”
It’s scary to walk by faith if I can be honest. Walking by faith means that you have no confidence in what you can see while having faith in what you cannot see.
Hebrews 11:1 tells us, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
Where is your confidence?
If it’s in your situation, your circumstances, your job, your relationships and whatever else then you may not feel like things are going to be ok.
If your confidence and hope is in the Lord then you will understand that things are going to be ok.
Misplaced confidence is a breeding ground for frustration, comparison and weariness.
What are you hoping for right now? Maybe you’re hoping for an answered prayer. You’re hoping for an opened door. You’re hoping for a job. You’re hoping to move out of your living situation. You’re hoping for money. You’re hoping for success.
In itself, these things aren’t bad. But you may be staring at what you’re hoping for more than you are trusting that God can work out those things for your good.
Do you know that when you are believing God for some things that you will have a different type of dependency on the Lord? This dependency will cause for you to grow in an unexplainable way spiritually. LEVERAGE this situation to strengthen your faith walk.
God uses these hard times to teach you to trust Him. He uses these times to show you that He has things under control. He’s using this to teach you that He is with you. Don’t miss out on this lesson.
Yeah, I am believing God for some things. But my hope is limited. I’ve learned that these earthly things will come and go. But, if I place my hope in the Author and the Finisher of my faith — then I know that things will work out.
What does that look like?
For example, we are currently in the process of buying a house. It’s pretty stressful in general to say the least. So, I search for homes, we view them and if we like one — we put an offer in. We have questions like:
- What if I don’t get this house?
- What if I don’t have time to move?
- What if they try to go out of our budget?
- What if the house needs repairs? Who pays for that?
- What if we don’t have time to move before we are back on the road?
- What if … what if?
Practically, these are very real questions.
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?” – Matthew 6:35 I’m going to also add this revelation ” This is why I don’t tell you to worry about where you’re gonna live Heather. I got your family. I got you. Life is more than where you live.”
Now it’s your turn: Add your reality.
I am not going to worry about my everyday life. Why? Because when I worry, I make decisions based on what I think and not based on what God thinks. I rush ahead of him. I don’t cast my care onto Him and I cast my care onto myself.
So, I take things one day at a time. I don’t rush ahead of myself. I know our house search will work itself out. How is stressing out going to make things easier? If anything, it’s going to rob me from enjoying the journey of buying a home. I refuse to get robbed from anything. I may not be able to change the circumstances but I can change my attitude. I can choose joy. I can choose to be thankful for so many things.
If you keep reading in Matthew 6 it says to “look at the birds.” God so clothes and takes care of them. Of course He will take care of you — oh ye of little faith.
So, I challenge you today to look at the birds. Go outside, look at a bird and realize that they don’t have a job and they aren’t skinny and frail. Those birds eat good. God provides for them and HE WILL PROVIDE and TAKE CARE OF YOU.
1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Philippians 4:6-7 “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
Hang in there. Stop stressing out. Stop worry. Don’t doubt God. Pass this test.
Few important things:
1.Did you know I started a mentorship program for woman?? I have been mentoring so many women from all over the world and MY LIFE will never be the same. It doesn’t matter where you live, the sessions are over the computer, phone with chances to meet in person (not mandatory). I am watching women walk in their purpose and I am helping them to do it. If you’re feeling stuck — apply here and I would love to mentor you!
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6. Be sure to check my calendar to see if I’m in your city soon! (under Calendar)
7. Are you in Atlanta? Come and visit our church! We are in Sandy Springs! The Gathering Oasis Church – we meet at the Galloway Private School in the Amphitheater. 215 W Wieuca Rd NW Atlanta, GA 30327 every Sunday at 9:30am & 11:30am.
God loves you like crazy,