The inclination to give up is always there. Giving up and giving in is the easy way…it IS the broad path. Leaving what is familiar and comfortable behind and moving into the unknown, takes courage and strength…it takes REAL faith and REAL trust. Letting go IS hard. When it becomes difficult to move forward, people follow the path of least resistance. There is little resistance in falling back and being absorbed back into the world again. The world does love its own…
This is a time for shoring up what is falling down, for strengthening what is weak, for shutting out the noise and distractions, for listening…TRULY listening, for searching out His will and for surrendering every area of ourselves fully and completely to Him.
Storms are on the horizon and they WILL come…no one can hold them back. They are coming with a ferocity, fear and terror will descend on those who are unprepared and who have not been paying attention. People are so good at ignoring what they do not want to see and what they do not want to hear.
We are NOT to live our lives in fear, yet many do. Their faith and trust is not yet where it should be. Deep down they KNOW there is uncertainty, they KNOW there is doubt, they KNOW there is fear…but they do not do anything to remove those things out of their lives. We cannot serve Him fully and we cannot be His completely as long as those unresolved things exist in our lives. You can hide them from yourself, you can even hide them from others…but you cannot hide it from YHVH…He KNOWS.
13 ‘And it shall be, as you were a curse among the gentiles, O house of Yehuḏah and house of Yisra’ĕl, so I shall save you, and you shall be a blessing. Do not fear, let your hands be strong.’
Always, seek the truth…rethink, relearn, return.