I wrote a nugget of wisdom the other day about how great God is and how He can handle anything. Our biggest problems are not a burden to God. He is not afraid of anything that comes our way. He is never shocked and He is never intimidated by anything. It baffles my mind to think that the worst news I have ever received was not something that puzzled God. Bad news always takes me by surprise and it is hard to shake. God knew it was coming and He has never lost His cool. He has never said that He couldn’t face my circumstances and He had to take a leave of absence. The way God is in the Bible is always the same. He never changes. He is as almighty as He ever was. He is as powerful as He ever was. God will always be God no matter what is going on in our lives. What does that mean for our lives? It means that when things are bad, God can still make things right. It means that God can change the worst situations and those situations can never change Him. They might twist God’s reality in our heads and make us think that God is not in control anymore. That is a lie. The enemy wants us to believe that God is nowhere to be found when the going gets tough. Today I want to encourage you to count on God even in the middle of your worst nightmare. Count on God on the good days and on the bad days. He will never let you down.
Counting on God implies faith and it implies that we are not going to bend and we are not going to break under pressure. We are human so things can get to us but when we put faith between us and what is happening to us, we come out victorious. When we put Jesus between our trials and ourselves, we come out victorious. When we let the Bible be the authority in our lives even when problems are piling up, we come out victorious. When we stand our ground on the promises of the Lord even when the storms are raging, we come out victorious. We can count on God all the time. My suggestion is that you get used to counting on God for the small things. Count on Him in your everyday life. Count on Him to bless you and protect you. He said He would follow you and cover you. Count on Him for that. He said that He would listen and answer when you knock. Count on Him for that. He said that no weapon formed against you shall prosper so count on Him for that. He gave His life for you so you could have eternal life so count on Him and know that you have eternal life in Him. Count on Him all the time. Call on Him. Let His name never depart your lips even when you are under attack. He will always fight your enemies for you.
When you find yourself at the bottom of a pit and you can’t see your way out, you can still count on God. It is amazing how dependable the Lord is. He will move Heaven and earth to get you out of that pit. All He needs is your faith and you reliance on Him. He will create a miracle to get you out of the pit. He will invent what doesn’t exist just so you can get out of the pit. He will soften the blows of the enemy and make you life better. He will show you that there is so much more in this life for you than the enemy talks about. You are going to go from glory to glory thanks to Jesus. You can count on His incredible love. His love will carry you and set you free. You can count on His powerful peace. His peace will allow you to walk though the darkest valleys and not be afraid. You can count on His invigorating joy. His joy will be your strength and it will give you the ability to remain strong. Keep your hope in the Lord. Count on Him no matter what. He will get you through anything. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Psalm 118:6; Jeremiah 1;19; Romans 8:31-39