Press On!

James 1:12
"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."

To Persevere is to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly; Uphold and sustain. Sometimes it just seems easier to run from our problem than to face it. Sometimes it seems easier to crumble and fall apart than to stand against it! It sometimes seems easier to live in denial of it rather than face the truth of it…. Sometimes our bad choices lead us into situations that seem unbearable and leave us destitute, hopeless and suffering miserably in our consequences of sin. In these low moments, we must remember it is never too late to begin to make the right choices and begin by calling out to the God who made us and the God who forgives us and sustains us. Friends, this is where our blessing lies. His desire is to bless us with abundant life for life now and eternal life in heaven. We must not succumb to the enemy and his lies through our pain. We must do the right thing! Make the right choices! We must press on, courageous in the glorious victory of our Lord, standing firm on His promise of blessing, and persevering for the Crown of Life that awaits the faithful!

Who Can Comprehend?

Isaiah 55:8

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

This is such an exciting verse is it not?

God is brilliant and His plans are marvelous Ps. 92: 5, “O Lord what great works You do and how deep are Your thoughts.” We, in our finite minds will never understand our Creator’s thoughts or exquisite design. We will never understand God because if we would, He would cease to be God. Don’t ever underestimate the power of our almighty God and what He can do in our situations and circumstances. He is supremacy! He is Victory! He is our master engineer who works behind the scenes for us. Our Magnificent God of Excellence! Grasp it! His skilled hands are working, weaving and designing the minutest details of your situation. His artistry continues to fit pieces of life’s puzzle together for you in ways far beyond your comprehension or ability. When all looks bleak and hopeless, trust Him. Know that He is putting the finishing touch or the whipped cream on His sovereign masterpiece for His glory and our benefit.

Let’s be challenged today to take God out of the box that we confine Him to. Let’s look in hope and anticipation to the work of our God’s hands. He is our Creator, Redeemer, Provider, Healer and Sustainer. He is brilliant, sovereign, and all knowing. His capability is far beyond where our minds can even begin to take us. He can and will work in any situation; even in the most hopeless, or in the least expected moment of time. That’s what He does.. Find your hope in Him and Look forward to this day..