No weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from Me. I, the LORD, have spoken!Isaiah 54:17
I write this from a position of ultimate victory. I know that victory is emanate because I’m satisfied with hope.
While sitting in church, things that are going on in our family life swirled in my head. Conversations with trusted friends came flooding back.
Thoughts of failure as a parent dared to lurk; ready to pounce and take up room.
At that moment the Holy Spirit put this one thought in my
mind…Satisfied with hope.
Our enemy has a way of trying to throw us off our game, our ministry by digging in deep; especially when it comes to our home life.
That’s where he can get us the most; cause the most hurt, discord, strife, heart ache, real struggles and mess that has to be dealt with; obliterated!
“Who do you think you are?” “How do you even think that you can possibly help anybody when you can’t help those in your home?” “How do you think others will think of you if you fall flat on your face?” “How do you think you’re not a failure?”
See the common theme in those questions flung on me from satan?!
THINK, Think, think!
Battling the mind. Messing with the thought life.
Squash that noise!
I have to!!
I have Christ! I have a hope! I’m satisfied with hope.
The Lord led me to Romans 8:12-39.
I needed it to grip me.
When I got to verses 23-28, splatters of tears christened that beautiful part of scripture.
“Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is; because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”Romans 8:23-28
Do you see where my satisfaction with hope comes from?
“Hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.” (v. 24-25)
I’m satisfied in knowing that Scripture is alive and true in my life; in my family’s life. I cling to my faith.
I wait eagerly to see how God is going to work everything for our good.
Not giving in. I can’t afford to!
I’m satisfied with hope.
My words and thoughts could very well have been all over the place but I had to write it out. Let it flow.
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