As I have been searching my own heart, and wrestling with my own discouragement, this thought keeps coming to my mind,
“It isn’t complicated. It’s simple: Faith is.“
I woke up from an odd dream last night. It wasn’t a nightmare exactly but it was strange, and suddenly, I felt bombarded by all these discouraging scenarios in my life.
My mind kept jumping from one scenario to another, and then back again.
I felt very alone lying there in the dark, when the words for this post, started to write itself in my heart.
But, here’s the thing. I still wasn’t sure if these words were just me, or God. I had been struggling for days with all kinds of doubt and indecision.
Then, just as suddenly, I felt compelled to walk over to the chair where I had left my bible the previous day…
I have begun work on a book manuscript, and I have to tell you, the “mental warfare” surrounding me has been fierce.
Sleep has been difficult, and some days, I am exhausted from lack of rest or the mental warfare. So, last night, I got back into bed, and I laid my bible across my heart like I was protecting my heart with a shield.
(I often do this when I feel assaulted by the enemy in the night.)
I slowly began to realize, so many choices in our lives come down to only two:
- Willing or unwilling
- Light or darkness
- Truth or lies
- God or me
- Yes or no
It isn’t complicated–this gospel of ours–it’s wonderfully simple!
In the midst of a darkening world…
We always have a Light for the next step.
(Even if it comes from one small flickering candle.)
There in the dark, The Light began speaking to me from the Living Word of God:
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go… Psalm 32:8
… I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:20
Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen… Isaiah 43:10
Fear of man is a dangerous trap, but to trust in God means safety. Proverbs 29:25
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10
Recently God asked me,
“Isn’t it your right hand that holds your pen?”
(The words to Isaiah 41:10 suddenly illuminated in my mind.)
I am with you.
I will help you.
I uphold you with My Right Hand!
Yes, “Now faith is…
…the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
The next morning this video was in my email…
Not sure who this might be for? I do not call myself Pentecostal, but I listen to this woman, because God has confirmed her words to me (in the past) by the mouth of two witnesses.
If someone comes to you, and they say, “they speak for God, or these words are for you…” Don’t be afraid to ask God to confirm it to you by the mouth of two witnesses, so that, you may have the confidence to stand on the “word” that has been delivered to you.
… You’ll be fulfilling what the Scripture teaches when it says, ‘Every word may be verified by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ Matthew 18:16 TPT
If this “word” is for you?
There will be confirming illustrations throughout, and you’ll know. Or, as I said, you can ask God to confirm it for you.
My Three “witnesses”: