Updated: Jul 22
"Can I just have a break" If you've said this recently, you're not alone! There's so much happening that it's hard to stop and get our footing. It seems like every time things slow down and we feel we have our rhythm again, there's something new we hear that changes everything.
In the middle of change, remember...
We are secure
In a shaky world, take hold of the promises of God. Though the world changes and moves, we stand on the rock!
"The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
This scripture reflects the attributes of God in the metaphor of the rock: immovable, enduring, strong, secure, protective.
The perfect foundation to build our lives upon!
We have peace
Let's be honest- even though we know who is in control, we still need the peace of God. Thankfully, God promises us peace no matter the circumstance.
Philippians 4:6-7 states:
"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. "
We are equipped
God has given us all we need to thrive in every season, no matter the circumstance. You can do this!
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore,HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and having shodYOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And takeTHE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people."
You were made made for this.
HE is with you!