God Has You On His Heart So Be Still & Trust Him | Inspirational & Motivational Video
Every now and then something comes along in our lives and reminds us we are not in charge something comes up to remind us that we're not in control we're not as strong as we thought we were we're not as prepared as we thought we were and that we are far more vulnerable than we have ever dreamed of.
And i believe this is why first corinthians chapter 10 verse 12 says if you think you are standing strong be careful not to fall and so we need to have some humility in our lives if things are well with you then praise be to god.
But don't look down at others who are struggling no one is immune to the troubles of life the most prayerful christian you know has their own personal battles the nicest person you've met that person who always has a smile on their face that person also has their own challenges.
But dear listener let me tell you this regardless of the burden you're facing regardless of the struggle you're in the lord has you on his heart god has promised to be with you no matter what happens to you the lord has said i will never leave you nor will i forsake you.
So if you're timid or afraid take heart the lord has said he will never leave you if you're ashamed of your sin if you feel bad and remorseful repent and take heart god will never leave you if you feel unqualified take heart.
God will never leave you this promise is true today and tomorrow and the day after tomorrow and all the days after that you and i cannot outlive god's mercy we cannot outlive the promises of god they will always outlive us because his word stands true forever.
Now so many people are blind to this truth and being blind to god's promises is the reason why so many people are plagued with worry and fear so many people's hearts are weighed down because they have not opened themselves up to the truth in god's promises and when you're blind to this truth.
You're worried about this that and everything else will my health hold up will i live to see my grandkids singles wonder if they will ever marry married couples look at all the divorces and wonder if they'll make it will i ever be able to make enough money to afford this or that.
These are some of the things that keep people awake at night some people wake up and the enemy they face is called depression others wake up and their enemies worry some will find that the minute they open their eyes that giant adversary called anxiety or disease is looking at them straight in.
The face but perhaps the underlying force or spirit behind many negative feelings is fear fear will cause someone to be anxious all the time fear will displace the joy in someone's life and leave them dejected depressed and feeling hopeless.
Fear will magnify the tragedy and blind you to everything else that is good or everything else that is a blessing from god you see fear is more than just a negative thought it's more than an emotion fear is a spirit second timothy chapter 1 verse 7 says.
For god gave us a spirit not a fear but of power and love and self-control the amplified translation elaborates and says for god did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear but he has given us a spirit of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline abilities that result in a calm.
Well-balanced mind and self-control fear is a spirit the bible does not say god did not give us a feeling or an emotion called fear no it says he didn't give us a spirit of fear the spirit of fear lies.
The spirit of fear comes to sabotage your faith and ransack your belief the spirit of fear is a paralyzing spirit the spirit of fear is one of the devil's weapons of choice because of how it can consume the mind and heart of a person and as children of god we need to know this and rebuke this.
Spirit from our lives in the innermost parts of our hearts we need to be convinced persuaded and sure that god has given us a spirit of love power and a sound mind nowhere on that list does it say god gave us a spirit of fear so why do so many of us accept it in our.
Lives why do we fall victim to it time and time again pray against this spirit and rebuke it from your life saints there is power in the name of jesus christ there is power in the blood of jesus christ and as children of god we ought.
To know this we ought to come against this spirit by making sure we are covered by the blood of jesus christ we can come against the spirit of fear by making sure our lives are anchored in god's word and in his promises as you build your faith you block out the spirit of fear.
Fear and faith do not mix they are complete opposites so if you'll take just one thing away from my message today let it be this god has not given you a spirit of fear he has given you a spirit of power love and sound mind.
Deuteronomy 31 verse 8 says it is the lord who goes before you he will be with you he will not leave you or forsake you do not fear or be dismayed this is god's word to you he will not leave you he will not forsake you he will finish the work he called you to.
Do everything god has for us is contained in these simple words i will never leave you whatever you need from the lord he will supply it because he will never leave you if you feel inadequate that's good because you will depend even more on the.
Lord god never starts anything he does not finish ephesians chapter 3 verse 16 to 17 says i pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his spirit and your inner being so that christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And i pray that you being rooted and established in love notice that the bible says so that christ may dwell in your hearts through faith jesus christ will only dwell in your heart when there is faith faith dispels fear faith calms a troubled heart.
Faith is the cure for a troubled heart god's word tells us not to let our hearts be troubled it's telling us to have faith have faith that jesus christ will save you and rescue you from anything you could face in this life psalm 50 verse 15 says call upon me in the day of trouble.
I will deliver you and you shall glorify me god wants you to call him he says trust me in your times of trouble and i will rescue you you