Be Assured! 2
When times of testing comes so many doubt the word of God, by questioning the veracity of what they had heard because they had prayed and the challenge refuses to budge. The Bible tells us in Hebrews 3:7-8 (AMP) “Therefore as the Holy Spirit says: Today, if you will hear His voice do not harden your hearts as [happened] in the rebellion [of Israel] and their provocation and embitterment [of Me] in the day of testing in the wilderness…” the Bible says the children of Israel were embittered against the Lord because they felt what they got was not what He promised them. You might be feeling same, thinking what you are going through you did not deserve especially if you had been in that situation for awhile. Let’s back track a bit and hear what the Lord says in Matthew 11:28-29 “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. All of you take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for yourselves.” God expects us to bring all our burdens and lay them at His feet and then we must ‘learn from Him’. What are we to learn from Him in this circumstance? The answer is found in Matthew 6:33 (AMP) “But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His Kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right) and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.” What the Lord is simply telling us is to seek – search out His instructions for that situation. For every challenge we face in life, there is an instruction to resolve it. Any time king David faced challenges that were bigger than him; he would always run to the Lord for instructions. Beloved, the solution to those nagging issues is not in any man but with the Lord. We must search out the instructions from the Lord and carry them out. So many times, we have received the instructions for the challenges we are facing but because we expect them to be resolved in a particular manner, or the instructions are cumbersome, we don’t carry them out. The instruction may just be to sow an Abel seed and immediately the doors we have been battering for so long will open. Friend, it is time to return to the stronghold (Christ) and seek the instructions to overturn the situation. When you find the instruction, don’t harden your heart but faithfully carry it out. The grace, strength and staying power to seek and carry out the instructions is released to you in Jesus Christ name. God bless you.