This week has been a very testing week for me. It is said, you know more of who you are in times of hardships and trouble and I agree. On Monday I was called in by the officer in charge of my case. If you have no idea what I am referring to then please read this here.
Meeting with him was not the problem. It was the conversations I had after I met him. I met with one of my friends and he talked about jail and how the police were trying to pin the case on me. Fear gripped my heart after that! I started thinking about all the bad things that could happen. I could go to jail, I won’t be able to travel until the case is resolved, and many other thoughts……
But in the midst of fear God has been speaking! He has been using people and His word!! Today I was deeply ministered by the story of Peter walking on water which was written by Anna. Click here to read her post! It is so powerful! I was also ministered by a word I read which has really helped me in this time!
“If God hadn’t been for us – all together now, Israel, sing out! Psalm 124: 1
That is how it starts. Let me share a few of the things that jumped out at me as I read the scripture:
“If God hadn’t been for us when everyone went against us,
we would have been swallowed alive by their violent anger,
swept away by the flood of rage,
drowned in the torrent;
We would have lost our lives in the wild, raging water.”
If God wasn’t for us we would be in deep trouble. We would be helpless and we would have no hope! That would be our testimony IF God wasn’t for us! But He IS so our story is different! Because God is for us we have a chance!
Because God is for us we will live!
Because God is for us we will not drown!
Because God is for us we will win!
Because God is for us we will be saved!
I was was so encouraged as I read that. No matter how bad things appear I know God is for me and because of that I have a good ending! I will not be left alone, I will not lose.
“Oh, blessed be God!
He didn’t go off and leave us.
He didn’t abandon us defenseless,
helpless as a rabbit in a pack of snarling dogs.” Psalm 124:6
I am at peace as I read this. I am not alone in the storm! He is with me every step of the way and He is with you too…..!!! Don’t lose heart! Your story is not finished. The enemy will not have victory over you. He will not have the last laugh! Never!!!
Your testimony starts with, “Because God is with me…..!!!!
Look at what the last part of the chapter says,
“God’s strong name is our help,
the same God who made heaven and earth.”
The One who created heaven and earth is the One who is helping you!!!! Think on that, meditate on it! What a powerful truth!
The Creator of heaven and earth is the One who is helping you!
I am lost for words……! We truly serve an amazing God! Look to Him, and trust in Him! He is with you…..Amen!