The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has sworn this oath: “It will all happen as I have planned. It will be as I have decided. The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has spoken—who can change his plans? When his hand is raised, who can stop him?” [NLT] – Isaiah 14:24; 27
Is the life you’re leading a stark contrast to that which He promised? Has the promised rest now become a mirage the closer you get to it? Are you beginning to worry, wondering for how much longer you can carry on living like this? Has your faith in Him being able to deliver you out of your troubles started to decline? HOLD ON! His word says The LORD HAS SWORN THIS OAT “IT WILL HAPPEN” for you as HE PLANNED it long ago. And nobody, no power, NOTHING can ever prevent it from happening? Don’t give up just yet! Remember His plans for you are GOOD; they are to prosper you and not to harm you. His plans are to give you a glorious hope and a future. So anytime you feel like giving up, remember HIS GREAT PLANS FOR YOU, and how HE HAS SWORN AN OATH TO YOU NEVER TO GIVE UP ON HIS PLANS FOR YOU. It will happen as He promised, AND NOBODY, NOTHING CAN STOP IT FROM HAPPENING. You are nearer to your promise than you can ever imagine. Have faith in God.
And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. [NLT]-Revelation 21:5-6
Is there something in your past that you’ve been carrying around, a sense of blame for something that happened a long while ago which has now become a never-ending, pervasive sense of unhappiness, an indiscretion which you have refused to let go, or rather has now become a thorn in your future. “THE ONE seated on the throne of HEAVEN and EARTH, WHO has NO BEGINNING and NO END, CREATOR of the entire UNIVERSE says that You should let it go because HE is MAKING EVERYTHING NEW concerning you, and the reason why you ought to give yourself a break is because that period of your life is done and buried. It has ended. IT IS FINISHED!
If HE forgave you, don’t you think it’s time you gave yourself a break?
Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone. See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people. Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. [NLT] – 1 Thessalonians 5:14-18
Kick start you week with Christ at the forefront of your mind, and may He who knows the way you ought to go direct you in all things. In Jesus name. Amen.