In hard times she’d learned three things–
She was stronger than she’d ever imagined.
Jesus was closer than she ever realized.
And she was loved more than she ever knew.
“If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all” (Isaiah 7:9b) So, I raised my hand and said (out loud), “I believe: God is who He says He is. God can do what He says He can do. I am who God says I am. I can do all things through Christ. God’s Word is alive and active in me.” (from Beth Moore’s Believing God study)
Matthew 5:3 “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. 4 “You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you. (The Message Version)
Part of being made new is also a call to to forget “the former things” (Isaiah 43:18). The decision to let go of our expectations based on what has been familiar can be really tough. But when we do, we give God permission to knock our socks off. We let go of our self-imposed limitations. We dream bigger and reach higher.
-“He Makes All Things New” -Thrive
History tells us that God doesn’t forget His people and He’s not going to start with you. When He does show up, you’ll know that it’s unmistakably Him.
-Cross Point Church| Faith, Hope and Love Series