I can always count on my family for anything. I can also count on a few friends if I need help or advice or just a shoulder to lean on. Through the years I have learned that I can always count on the Lord. I can count on Him more than I can count on anyone else. Jesus is my best friend. I can proudly say that He is and I can depend on Him all the time. It took me a while to come to that conclusion but He is the most reliable Person I know. He is faithful and one of the many amazing things about Him is that He is ahead of the game. He knows what’s coming. He knows how to help me today and tomorrow. A few years ago, I started hearing some great encouragement during prayer time. Most of the time the Lord tells me not to worry. It comes out of nowhere but I can take that encouragement with me everywhere. When I hear those powerful words in the morning, I know something is coming. It is not an ominous warning. It is a comforting announcement. The Holy Spirit makes that announcement to my heart and it is up to me to let it renew my mind and let it stay there as a positive thought that helps me face the day. Friend, you can always count on the Lord to have your back. He is good all the time and He doesn’t break His promises. Learn more about what He promises to do for you and take it for face value knowing that it will never change.
Another thing I have learned is that the enemy will always do whatever he can to make us believe that we can’t count on God. He presents terrible situations as impossible situations and little by little he tries to destroy our faith. He whispers that God can’t help us and He can’t save us. His lies sound like the truth when we look at our circumstances. He wants us to walk by sight and not by faith. He wants all believers to renounce their commitment to the Lord and to live under a yoke of fear and discouragement. However, God has His own truth and the truth is that Jesus came to save the oppressed and He is the bearer of good news. It is the good news of the Gospel that we should adhere to. Even when all seems lost, the good news of the Lord still stands. God is faithful and He will never lie. He is not lying when He says that with Him there is always hope. He is not lying when He says that He supplies our needs according to His riches in glory. He is not lying when He says that He has conquered the world and we should not be afraid. He is not lying when He says that He stands by His Word and He has us covered. Let’s divorce the enemy’s lies and marry the truth of the Gospel.
I love how the Lord declared that He left us peace. His peace is available all the time. I count on His peace. I count on that promise. There are too many opportunities for me to be worried and to have a chaotic mind. I call on the peace of the Lord. I expect it and I embrace it. I know that God is the calm in the middle of the storm and the breeze of fresh air during the tornadoes of life. His peace is powerful and it appeases me when I need it. I remember one time when I was going through a lot and my mind was getting filled with fear. I let it happen for a while until I stood my ground and refused to let fear overwhelm me. I said out loud that God was with me and His peace was in me. I said it over and over again until the presence of the Lord invaded my whole being. God won’t let us down. He is always willing to assist us and He loves us so much! Friend, you can always count on God. I want to encourage you to always go to Jesus. No matter what you are going through, the Lord will see you through. Don’t give up. Don’t get discouraged. You can count on Jesus. He is going to get you out of your worst trials and tribulations. Amazing things are coming to you in the name of Jesus. Count on Him! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Psalm 37:23-24; Isaiah 50:10; 1 Peter 4:11