Deeper Day 212: The God I Know

Lately, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about just how easy it is for Christians to become afraid and seemingly forget Who God is and what He is like. It’s unreal to me how just a little worldly resistance has caused so many believers to, well, basically stop believing. At least that what it appears.

God is still God. He hasn’t suddenly stopped being sovereign. He isn’t surprised by anything. He is Omnipresent. He has good plans for us. He still plans to prosper us and give us hope and a future. He still has set His banner of love over us.

The God I know hasn’t changed, have you?

Have you found yourself suddenly confused and feeling overwhelmed, seeing and believing only the worst? I love this verse…

He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it. Proverbs 11:27

This is a good reminder that we are to always look for the good. There is always good to be found. Always.

When you feel overwhelmed with all the negative, I believe it’s time to step back and begin to re-focus your eyes and heart on the positive. All the good God is doing.

Yes, the governor of California has banned singing in church. But now they are having outdoor worship events night after night. See? The bad was there, but the good then took over. In fact, it was the negative that spurred on the positive.

In this world there will always be trouble, but God has overcome the world. We can rest in that.

We may feel uncertain about our future, but God isn’t. He wrote out each of our stories before we were even alive to live one. How can we suddenly doubt that He is here? He is here.

Prayer Moment: God, I thank You for being sovereign over all things. Help me to walk out life as if I am constantly aware of Who You are. Forgive me for any time that I stopped trusting You. You are always completely trustworthy. I know that full well. Establish me in Your love. Help me to be an ambassador of Your truth. I am Yours completely. In Jesus Name, Amen.

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33

In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.            Proverbs 12:28