At some point in history many people began to see God in a negative light. They blamed all their troubles on Him. God’s sovereignty became His plan to mature us. I disagree with the thought that maturing is negative, for I believe God is good all the time. You might say but sin and rebellion in us causes correction to be needed. You can be corrected by the Word through teaching. Let me show you just a quick reminder of God’s intention for us.
Romans 8:2 For the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you through Christ Jesus from the power of sin that leads to death. NLT This law of the Spirit gives us the right to overcome what held us captive in the past.
Isaiah 3:10 Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them. NKJV There is one thing a believer must keep in mind, if God says you are blessed then you are blessed. There are no time limits to the Lord’s declarations unless He says so. In times like we are living in people are worried about the future, the present, and a host of issues daily.
Worry is common; however, I have never found worry to solve one problem. Worry creates a host of other issues. It stops believers from trusting the Lord. It interferes with faith and gives fear a higher place in one’s life. These are words Jesus Himself spoke to us.
Matthew 6:31-34 So don’t worry at all about having enough food and clothing. Why be like the heathen? For they take pride in all these things and are deeply concerned about them. But your heavenly Father already knows perfectly well that you need them, 33 and he will give them to you if you give him first place in your life and live as he wants you to. “So don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time. TLB
Always remember this scripture: “If God is for me, who can be against me?” Worry is a negative influence on your thinking and your responses. Faith is always positive and creates a way for God to come to your aide. The practice of believing God is only done through faith.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. NKJV
All of these truths are unchanging universal laws that affect our tangible lives.
It is evident that there are conditions to the effectual use of these laws. Your responses are included in the statements. Such as believing God is; seeking Him; don’t worry; etc. Years ago, I developed a saying for myself based on Philippians 4:13, which says I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. It is “I can and I will.”
When I found myself in troubling circumstances, I would say “I can and I will overcome this problem.” Of course, I put specifics in the term problem. I can and I will overcome worry; I can and I will overcome fear; I can and I will overcome temptations of all kinds, etc. As you can see you will need to develop details for your situations. The thing we must do is quit talking worry all the time to ourselves. Start talking hope and victory based on the word of God.
When Jesus said; John 10:10 “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” He was being very emphatic about who the thief was and who the shepherd of the sheep was. (We are the sheep.) The Greek word for life is “Zoë”. It means God-kind of life. It gives us God-kind of life on the inside which is a continuous source of hope and victory. So, we have the source of overcoming, abundant, ever energizing life from our loving heavenly Father.
When you realize there is so much of God’s provision on your side, why should you worry? When you start believing God, you will start enjoying a life that is stable and rewarding and full of accomplishments.
When you became a believer, you were born into the family as a son or daughter. Now you have the right of inheritance, legally speaking, to believe and receive from Christ our Lord the provision for the family of God.
Romans 8:31-33What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? NKJV
Allow me to leave you with this word from the Lord: “it shall be well with you.”
Prayer: Father, I thank you for freely meeting all my needs. I thank you for providing clothing, housing, food and an abundant lifestyle of peace and joy. May it bring glory to Jesus, our Lord. In Jesus name, amen.