Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
The worse is yet to come???
This morning upon waking up I found myself immediately thinking about faith. I am convinced having faith in and trusting in God is not an option but MUST have. As I was going about my early morning DNA (daily normal activities) I began thinking of faith as “thinking the worse is yet to come yet at the same time we put a heartfelt smile on our face and walk into the unknown with the assurance that the Holy Spirit is cutting a pathway a few steps ahead of us.”
I thought long and hard about “thinking the worse is yet to come” and couldn’t “buy into it” at first after all aren’t we suppose to think positive thoughts but the concept would not go away? But in spite of how hard I tried to shake it off the storms don’t go away. The reality of the “worse yet to come” is summed by Jesus this way, “I have said these things to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have affliction, but have courage! I have conquered the world.” (John 16:33, LEB)
“In the world you HAVE affliction,” as far as I am concerned there are no if-ands-or-buts about the validity of what Jesus was predicting for our lives. However, he also SAID, “I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It isn’t like the peace that this world can give. So don’t be worried or afraid.” (John 14:27, CEV) Therefore in the face of afflictions Jesus was also predicted and promised we would experience HIS PEACE, and HIS COURAGE!
In his conversation with Lazarus’ sister Jesus asked her the following question to her, it is the same question he confronts us with each day of our life, “Do you believe in me?”
The worse may be yet come but as we go through it, it will be no match for Jesus! Do you believe that?
Believe! Anticipate! Experience! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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“God has something stored up for you in heaven, where it will never decay or be ruined or disappear.” (1 Peter 1:4, CEV)
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