For any believer in Christ who is regretting the past and fearing the future, here’s something for you grasp and hold on to. There is much in the Holy Word of God about ‘doubt’; this is an eye(eyes of one’s heart)opener if you’re looking to the Heavenly Father for hope.
Exodus 3: 13-14 Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”
Only the Creator of all things can call Himself “I AM”. This is an absolute! The Almighty Creator of all things said He was the Eternal One… always was, is and shall be. He alone is sovereign over all things! He alone cures regrets from the past and removes fears of the future. He does it personally for each one of us through our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. NOT just believing Jesus existed and exists as shown recently in mainstream media. More is involved. Salvation through the Perfect Lamb of God. Here are some reference verses for you. CAUTION: some of the words in these verses may “sting your ears” ! Romans 3:24-25; 5:1 and 13; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:1 and 38-39; Colossians 1:20-22; Colossians 3:9-10
The Holy Bible tells us how we need to live! Period! Nothing added–nothing taken away. All the books in christian bookstores about how to ‘da da da’; you know the self-help fix-it books. Throw them away! I will say as I always do… adopted blood bought children of Almighty God MUST read the Word. James tells us the difference between the wisdom of man and Godly wisdom. (James 3:14-18.) Read it and store it in your heart. ♥Streim
This past Wednesday, I was hit by the enemy in a way unlike anything before. I know the reason he was able to get past my shield of faith was partly due to my extreme weariness from my varied chronic medical conditions.
My oldest and my youngest daughters encouraged me in the Lord on the phone that evening for hours. My girls repeated back to me what I’ve told them over the years, but to no avail. I just went to bed and wept bitter tears of fear. Why? Because this jab by the enemy, allowed by our Father God to help me grow–like burning off the dross to purify the gold, hit me hard! To shorten this… the very next morning the issue was resolved. I giggle now-but it is no laughing matter when we fail to learn from our Father’s allowed tests. As I praised our Lord Jesus and humbled myself before our Father in heaven as I was extremely saddened by my reaction to this obstacle. I share this because sometimes we still struggle with the flesh we live in. We forget, in moments of unexpected trials/troubles/events, who we are in Christ Jesus and that the Lord God Almighty is our Father. ( rereading Romans 5 and 6 ).
No matter what happens to me in this life… nothing will ever separate me from the love of God. Standing on the solid Rock and claiming the promises of our Father and Lord Jesus. Prayerfully… someone may need this today. ♥ Streim