When Israel had the opportunity to go up and possess the land the Lord gave them, instead of welcoming the opportunity they shied away from it. They saw some giants in their promised land and were terrified to face them because they looked bigger and stronger. However, these enemies were certainly no bigger or stronger than the enemies they had faced previously back in Egypt.
It appears whenever they face a new challenge; the blessings, deliverance, and miracles the Lord previously performed were a thing of the past and quickly forgotten. They developed a fear pattern that continued to plague them, and it kept resurfacing each time they faced a new challenge. No matter how many times the Lord proved He was almighty, and nothing was too hard for Him; this spirit of fear lingered in their lives.
For I am the LORD, I change not; Mal. 3:6
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Heb. 13:8
Oh, be still and watch Me sit you in a place to laugh at the enemies who have been blocking your path. I am preparing a release of joy for you, and this joy will cause you to laugh at your past mistakes. This joy will help you to recognize that your mistakes have been washed in My blood, and you are forgiven. This release of joy will come as you become still in your spirit. When you do this, you will receive the help you need to get you through your storm. My joy will give you strength to overcome the enemies you have been battling.
Even when it seems like the battle is over and you have been defeated, that things will never stop, there is a breakthrough coming for you. Never stop believing, never give up because it ain’t over until GOD says, “It’s Over!”
“Keep fighting until the victory is won!”
Heb. 6:14-15 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
Indeed, I am with you, and I am for you. I know it may look like you are not coming out of that situation. However, you must trust and believe that when I say you will…you will. It does not matter how many times you stumble. It does not matter how many times you take one step forward, and get pushed back two; I want you to know you are coming out of this situation. I have seen the difficulty of your struggles and hardships you have endured, but I tell you that resurrection life awaits.
I know you feel alone right now. My child, I am here to encourage you and remind you, that you are not walking this path alone. I want you to know nothing can separate you from My great love for you. You are never alone, no matter how alone or isolated you may feel; I am always with you.
My presence is surrounding you, and at this very moment, there are angels on assignment to minister encouragement to you. I am always watching over you. I am with you always, even though you say you can’t sense My nearness; I am with you. Never forget that I am with you.
There are people around you who think you should be worried. However, you know in your heart things are going to work out. Oh, you don’t know how, but deep within there’s a peace that reminds you; I AM in complete control. Don’t allow the voices of others to cast fear and doubt into your life because you surrendered your fears to Me. The moment you cast everything upon Me; I began to do a new thing within your spirit. Therefore, don’t be moved by the words of others, they don’t know what I am doing in your life.
Don’t allow what you see to control you or your day, and don’t judge your situation as if you’re losing the battle. Just because you don’t feel you are overcoming, and can’t see how things will work out, doesn’t mean that it’s over. Things aren’t always what they appear to be. Look to Me the author and finisher of your faith, and don’t allow the negative things to control you. Walk by faith, not by sight.
Don’t you know that all things will work together for your good because you love Me, and you are Mine? Your steps are ordered by Me, and I won’t allow iniquity to have control over you. I am your loving Father. So, cast all your cares upon Me and be anxious for nothing. In all things ask of Me, and I will reply graciously. However, remember the answers will come according to My timing.
Remember Me. Remember your first love. Remember the passion you had for Me in the beginning. Remember how things were before you came to Me. Oh, look how far we’ve come together. Don’t you miss that? I miss you. It’s time for you to rekindle the fire that once burned brightly for Me, but now it’s become a dimly lit smoking ember. I want it to burn brightly again.
I speak to the hearts which have been distracted from the love and devotion that once burned so deeply for Me. The things of this world can’t satisfy the hunger that your soul longs for; because they are temporary and not eternal. Instead, I want you to rekindle your love for Me and seek Me with all your heart. Seek Me first, and I will take care of everything else.