Stand firm in your faith.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13, NIV)
In the Scripture, an angel appeared to a teenager named Mary and told her that she was going to be the mother of the Messiah, the Christ.
She would have honour and be admired for generations to come. I am sure Mary was excited. But I can hear Mary years later, saying, “God, You didn’t tell me I would have to watch my son die a painful death.”
When God gives you a promise, He will show you the end but not the middle. What you are going through today may be difficult and doesn’t make sense. This is where your faith has to kick in.
Are you going to give up and talk yourself out of it? Or, are you going to do as Mary did and say, “God, You didn’t tell me about these dark valleys.
But I know You are still on the throne, and it is not a surprise to You. I am not going to live in discouragement, give up on my dreams, or quit believing. I am going to have faith in the middle. Joel Osteen.
Ask Him to help you to stand firm in your faith in the times when nothing seems to make sense. Say it loud that: “You have never failed me in the past, and I know You are not going to fail me in the future.”
Stand firm in faith. Faith is a life long journey. You may be saying, “I’ve been praying, I’ve been fighting, I’ve been trusting.” I encourage you to keep on. I don’t know how, I don’t know when, but I do know that God WILL show up. Keep fighting the good fight of faith.
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Until next week Tuesday, bye-bye for now.
Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane