“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)
Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)
Jesus said that in this world we will have trouble (John 16:33). Problems will come our way and circumstances will not always be in our favour, but no matter what happens today: God is with you! (Hebrew 13:5) His power is in you! (Romans 8:11) and He is waiting for you to unleash it in your situation (Ephesians 3:20).
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)
God has promised that He would never leave you; He is always with you! With God we always have an answer for any difficult situations we face and we always have hope. As believers there is never a situation where we are hopeless, because God is with us. Even in the area of finances (or lack thereof). We shouldn’t be chasing after money and stuff but rather we should be content with what we have, and what we have is God – He is always with us! When we prioritise God and His kingdom, a supernatural flow kicks in and our needs are supernaturally provided for (Psalm 37:25; Matthew 6:33).
“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”
Romans 8:11 (NKJV)
If you’re a Christian, you have the Spirit of Christ living in you (Romans 8:9). He dwells in you. That means He isn’t going anywhere – you are His place of residence, you are His address. This is the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. This is resurrection power, and it’s living in you, and it’s giving life to your physical body. You have resurrection power in you wherever you go. No matter how dead a situation may seem, God’s resurrection power is in you to bring life to dead or seemingly dead situations.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us”
Ephesians 3:20 (NKJV)
We often look at negative circumstances and lose hope because we cannot see a way out. But we are never without God; therefore we are never without hope. With God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that you could ever ask or think. The problem is that while God has this ability to do anything, it is ‘limited’ by us – we only experience this ability in proportion to the “the power that works in us”. We have the miracle-working, supernatural ability of God in us, but we have to unleash it in our lives if we want to see it work. We unleash this power by receiving the truth in faith, speaking out in faith and declaring God’s Word over circumstances (Mark 11:22-23).
Thought to focus on for the day:
I am never without hope because I am never without God. His supernatural, miracle-working ability lives in me. I have resurrection life and power living in me. No matter how bad circumstances seem, I can speak God’s Word over them in faith and see things change and turn in my favour (Romans 8:28).