There’s no escaping this layer of affliction called ‘life’, there comes a point in time however, when you must decide to either allow the darkness to overtake your life and become a victim of your circumstances or you can choose to courageously move against your fears, face every situation and determine to push on knowing that God is with you, His presence within us is our assurance that we can live in peace.
His peace is not just for getting through the tough times, but He has promised us perfect peace and contentment all the days of our lives. Where do we find this peace, this lasting cure for fear? In his book “The Sheperd’s Rod; Volume XV11”, Bobby Conner puts it like this: “This is the pattern we need to learn: As we turn our inner focus, our will, to Christ and place our affections on Him, adjusting our thoughts to the Word, we will discover abiding peace.” The Sheperds Rod: Volume XVII page 60
Although the scriptures admonish us to keep our minds on that which is Truth, this is easier said than done. In light of birthing our stillborn baby boy , my relationship with God became, fractured, to say the least, I knew I was supposed to face up to my fears with faith but instead of facing up to them I was overtaken by fear about ‘everything’!.
As days and weeks passed I slipped into a deep depression and eventually my faith was all but gone. As I write in view of hindsight I can see where the situation that I thought was going to swallow me up has become my greatest victory, the truth has set my anxious heart free, for indeed Jesus stated that we shall know the truth and the truth will set us free (John 8:32) Let me encourage you, whatever you are facing that threatens to overcome you, you will get through this and be an even more magnificent you… a beautiful, strong reflection of His Glory. YOU are an overcomer The Message version puts it like this:
Every God-begotten person conquers the world’s ways. The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is our faith. The person who wins out over the world’s ways is simply the one who believes Jesus is the Son of God. (1 John 5;5)
Now tune into Mandisa’s smash hit ‘Overcomer’ and start doin some ‘overcoming’ 😉 x
September 5, 2014 at 12:34 am
Wonderful words of wisdom. You may be doing so already, but I just have to ask – do you ever do any formal public speaking? You have a message that so many need to hear.
September 5, 2014 at 1:43 pm
Hi Tammi… thank you for your kind words. I have done some speaking on a local level. It would be my greatest delight to speak hope into the hearts of other’s. It is my Great reward and my harvest to see others set free by the power of God. Who knows perhaps He will bring me your way someday. Hope you are well, may you be overwhelmed with His goodness Tammi XX
September 5, 2014 at 10:09 am
Just posted this to a client who is really struggling. Thank you LL for your timely message to her…and, I am sure, many others. Loved the song. Elvie, Restore Counselling
September 5, 2014 at 1:40 pm
Hi Elvie! Wow that’s great… I am so blessed when I hear that someone a little farther behind me can be encouraged through the struggles of life 🙂 Much love xx
September 6, 2014 at 9:42 am
You have an awesome testimony of courage and faith. You minister to people more than you know. 🙂 Blessings.
September 6, 2014 at 1:50 pm
Thank you Mel… your encouragement is ALWAYS at the right time. I am ‘pushing on’ in Him :-). Hope the book is starting to take shape!