Bible Ballistics: BBs #304 Feelings or Certainty???
As we face this middle of the week today, I’d like to share a brief word of encouragement with you. Regardless of what each of us is facing, or the emotions and fears that come in times of stress, our God is still faithful and your situation today didn’t catch God off guard! And that my friend you can take to the bank—so to speak!!! We don’t have to allow circumstances to toss us to and fro with our own emotions, but rather we can stand fast in the truths of The Word of God, for our God is able and willing to see us through the difficult days as well as the pleasant ones.
“For the which cause I also suffer these things:
nevertheless I am not ashamed:
for I know whom I have believed,
and am persuaded
that he is able
to keep that
which I have committed
against that day.
13 Hold fast the form of sound words,
which thou hast heard of me,
which is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 1:12-13
When we belong to Jesus Christ, we can “know” that we “know” what we “know”, and that is that “he is able” in every situation or circumstance that may confront us. Our God is totally in control—ALL the time. As Evangelist David Ring often says, “God never says ‘OOPS’!“ And I, for one, am grateful and certain of that truth! Isaiah heard it directly from God, and it’s still true today.
“When thou passest through the waters,
I will be with thee;
and through the rivers,
they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire,
thou shalt not be burned;
neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
3 For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour:” Isaiah 43:1-2a
So my dear friends, whatever your situation today, whatever may be confronting you, wherever you may be walking today, remember, God has YOU as well as the situation. He is working on behalf of His own, and we don’t have to run on “feelings”. Instead we can stand in the certainty that our God never fails! He is worthy of our praise, our worship, and most assuredly our confidence and trust. Don’t let emotions keep you on that rollercoaster of “feelings”—instead camp out on the God who never fails! Speak His Word: “I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him”! Give it to HIM, leave it there, then remember and stand fast—even if you have to keep on telling yourself to look up to the One who has it all in His hand. As you take heart in the truth and rest in Him, here are a few thoughts from The Word to take with you today. Hide His Word in your heart!!!
“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. 4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.” Psalm 56:3-4
“If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.” Daniel 3:17
“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him:” Job 13:15a