Lord, we are Exhausted

“But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NKJV

Strengthen us O’God. Let us mount up with wings like eagles. Breathe life into us for there’s so much death around us. Comfort the brokenhearted and heal their hurt.

The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Psalms 34:18 NKJV

The joy of the Lord is our strength. Nehemiah 8:10

How can we stay sane and unbothered in these trying times?

  1. Put more focus on God and not people.
  2. Breathe in slowly through the nose and breathe out through the mouth.
  3. Step away from the social media and the news.
  4. Process your thoughts with someone.
  5. Get involve in a hobby or find a positive outlet.

My sister, my brother, don’t let the chaos of the world get to you. Feelings left undone will fester into something dangerous. I pray you continue to lean on God and His understanding. Not man’s or your own’s. We will get through these trying times ONE day at a time. For some, it may be one hour at a time. Keep moving forward and pressing your way through it.

“The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.” Psalms 138:8 NKJV

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Believe it. Receive it.

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.” Psalms 23:6 NKJV

What a great way for David to end the 23rd chapter of Psalms. Declaring and decreeing goodness and mercy will follow him all the days of his life. Just reading it made me feel like David believed it with all his heart and through experience, he had come to believed God will take care of all his needs.

Isn’t it good to know about the goodness of the Lord? Epecially now, during this pandemic, we are experiencing God’s goodness and mercy.

I have read the good reports of the stories that were shared on social media. The reports of how people survived COVID-19, car accidents, and being jobless. I have read the reports of people being kind to others, feeding families, and meeting the needs of their community. I have also read the reports of houses and cars being bought in the midst of a pandemic and in spite of millions being unemployed. It makes my heart glad to see God is still yet making a way in the wilderness. We are lacking nothing in this season because of God’s goodness and mercy.

I decree and declare that no matter how chaotic the world may get, God is still yet making a way for us because He is God. He is the King of Glory. He is the Lord of lords. There is nothing too hard for Him. He is strong and mighty in battle. He is our Protector and Restorer. He is our Healer. He is Whomever we need Him to be and may we continue to magnify Him for who He is.

“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.” Hebrews 11:6 NKJV

My sister, my brother, I want to encourage you to believe God got you covered. He will meet your needs all the days of your life. Believe it and receive it. Declare it. Decree it. Stay grounded on God’s Word. No matter what it looks like.

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God can Fight Your Battles

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.” Psalms 23:5 NKJV

God is not the type of God who exalts you behind your enemies’ back or while they are sleeping. He does it in front of them to let them know who He is and who you are to Him.

Let me break this down in a way I have experienced Abba Father. I have found myself in many situations where my enemies didn’t like me for whatever reason. But I continued to sit at the table and eat from God’s Word, being careful of how I treated them. Being careful not to become bitter toward them. Being peaceful when I really wanted to make a scene and lose my cool. Yep, I continued to be Christlike, loving them in spite of how the way they were treating me.

And in due season, God prepared a table before me, letting me know, it was time to either be exalted or leave in victory because I didn’t give up. When He exalted me, He did it in the presence of my enemies because He wanted them to know whose I was and who He was as my Abba Father. Not only that. He did it to show me He could fight my battles.

So, how was I able to stand against the ridicule and hatefulness of my enemies?

God fattened my head with oil. The oil was His Word which strengthened me and gave me power to stand. The oil was His comfort when I would cry from the hurt. The oil was His love when I felt unloved. God covered me in His arms and kept me from falling into despair.

“Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hands.” 1 Samuel 17:47 NKJV

My sister, my brother, I want to encourage you to allow God to fight your battles. He knows your enemies better than you. He knows what it will take to defend them. Though it may look like they are winning when they are getting away with their evil deeds, but looks can deceive. They will reap what they sow.

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7 NKJV

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God can be Your Protector

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” Psalms 23:4 NKJV

Who could give you the confidence to walk through the darkest valley without fear of danger or evil?

God is like a shepherd who watches over his flock and protects them from harm and danger. David described his experience of walking through a valley with death around him, but he was without fear. He was confident because of God being his protector who carried a rod and staff which gave him comfort.

A shepherd’s rod is used as a weapon to defend off the animals from attacking the sheep. A staff is used to guide the sheep away from danger as well as pull them away. So, we could either be guided or snatched out of danger. I guess it depends on how stubborn we are.

We do have to be willing to let God be our Protector. Us, being like sheep, can be stubborn at times. We want to do things the way we want to do it. And God will let us go out there and bump our heads and learn the hard way, too. LOL. I can laugh now, but I wasn’t laughing then when I was in trouble for being stubborn. But by His grace, I am not where I used to be.

“I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalms 16:8

My sister, my brother, I want to encourage you to allow God to be your Protector. He is Alpha and Omega. He saw the beginning of your journey before you were conceived and He knows how it’s going to end. Why not trust the One who knows the plans He has for you. and they most definitely are not of evil, but of hope, and an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 God desires the best for you, but you have to be willing to bow down to His plans and His way.

“Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:6 NLT

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God can be Your Restorer

“He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.” Psalms 23:3 NKJV

According to dictionary dot com, the definition of restorer “is a person who repairs or renovates a building, work of art, etc. so as to return it to its original condition.” There is none other who can restore you like God. He is the only ONE who can. He turns ashes into beauty. A song just dropped in my spirit by Elevation Worship titled Graves into Gardens. If you haven’t heard that song, you have to listen to it.

God is the only ONE who can restore you to the original condition you were created. No matter how empty, dysfunctional, or immoral your soul may be, God can restore it to its original condition which was created to be in His likeness. You can be restored. You can be renewed. You can start over. You can be the woman or man God created you to be. You don’t have to stay in that dark place of emptiness, dysfunction, and feeling like your life has no meaning. Because that is not where you belong. Choose light. Choose love. Choose life.

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 NKJV

As a Restorer, God will also lead you in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. If you allow Him to. You do have to let Him be the leader and you follow. It is your choice. God has given us all a free will. I pray you choose to allow His Holy Spirit to lead you in the paths of righteousness. If and when you happen to stray, quickly repent, arise, learn from the wrong decision you made, and be restored in Jesus’s mighty name.

My sister, my brother, I want to encourage you to allow God to be your Restorer. There is nothing too hard for Him. You can’t hide anything from Him. He sees all your flaws and He knew them before you were conceived. He sees your pain, wounds, and scars. Give your brokenness to Him for He loves and cares about you. Withhold nothing from Him.

“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? Jeremiah 32:27 NKJV

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