January 18, 2012
Yesterday was tough. I got some news that consumed my thoughts. I was so unfocused. I tried to read my Word – but couldn’t. I wanted to lay down and pray – but couldn’t. I was a mess!
But today is a new day! The scripture I pulled out of the scripture envelope this morning is Rev. 21:5, “Behold, I make all things new.”
The devil was putting some pretty strong doubts in my mind yesterday. It is just like him to attack on day 1! But I’m not wavering! I know what I’m fasting for and God is gonna come through for us!
Yesterday, I felt like a storm was raging. It literally was – as I woke up to thunder and lightning… in Illinois… in January… weird! But I feel like a storm is coming in my life. The fact that I get bad news on the first day of my fast tells me that God wants me to start praying for this thing and be ready to fight. I know that He’s gonna fight this for me. And I know that everything has to go through Him before it comes to me. And that gives me peace.
Yesterday I felt like what James talks about in 1:6. “He who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
That’s how I felt – like my mind was being tossed around. But when I read up, verse 2-4 says, “Consider it pure joy, brethren, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
Now that’s what I’m talking about! I sure could have used these Words yesterday! But God is always on time! And storms only make us stronger! And I will not get discouraged in my time of trials!