Posted by Lynda Davis | Posted in Inspirational | Posted on 11-01-2010
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths
Beloved – We’ve all heard the phrase “Give me liberty or give me death”, but how many of us in life have stopped to consider just what that phrase means. Through many years of struggle, I have finally come to learn that the liberty we have through faith in Christ is a freedom few experience in their lifetime, and yet it is one of the greatest gifts God has given us. To experience liberty in Christ we have to first believe that He is and that He came to save us, thus our faith is activated and strengthened as we continue to acknowledge that fact. Following faith though is trust, and experientially I find trust a bit more difficult to walk in, nevertheless the word of God says in 2 Samuel 22:33 – God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
Relationally we may have gone through despairing difficulties, loss of loved ones through death, or loss of faith and trust in a marital relationship, if not loss of the relationship altogether. Whatever the overwhelming difficulty has been in one’s life, trusting God and believing He has our best interests at heart when we are in so much emotional pain or physical pain, it is certain that the greater our suffering, the greater our need to trust God and stand in faith, believing He loves us no matter how one’s situation may be playing out. The word of God says in Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. So God is in essence saying to us while we may not see it, we can believe Him for it, we can trust in Him to sustain us till His help arrives, His answers come, and we are brought through every trying and painful situation and able to walk in the liberty that comes only in Jesus, for again the word of God says in Luke 4:18 – The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised…
God is our salvation and our rock. We can depend on Him knowing He will come to our defense and our aid as we are standing on His word and waiting for Him. We can stand on His word knowing it will not fail. He will come to our aid and do for us what we cannot do for ourselves. Dearest friends, remember that God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. Scripture says, “if now I have found favor in thy sight, I pray thee, oh Lord, show me YOUR way.” Yes, God’s way is the best way and God’s way will lead us on a path of sure footing and sure victory.
It is my prayer that these words of inspiration have brought you encouragement and comfort on your spiritual journey. May the God who created all things bless you today with His love and mercy, and may the words of inspiration found herein give you pause for thought as you reflect on your life and the will of God for your situation. And may you especially know the love of God and receive God’s grace to help in time of need and be filled with inner peace.
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