I love the powerful declaration of the title of this post. It speaks to so many truths in the bible. I can easily remember different instances in which God showed his faithfulness and declared victory: David defeating Goliath, Joshua and his audacious faith causing the sun to stand still, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego walking through fire and not getting burned and the list can go on forever. I look back to these stories and ask myself; why is it that when I am going through a valley I don’t look to the promises of God.
Honestly, the valley is a difficult place to be. The past couple of months have been filled with lack of prioritizing, worry and uncertainty for me. This has been a desert season; yet, I’ve learned that God often speaks clearly in the valley. Every time I neglect the simple yet profound truths of who God is, I choose to forget that God is on the throne, He is in control and that there are far greater things ahead than those that I leave behind.
Has anyone been there before?
Our father is in the business of making our story more powerful and more profound.
I woke up feeling the need to write about where I am at, what specifically God is doing in me and what he can do for you. It’s not what happens to you in life; it is how you act with what happened to you in life.
God doesn’t put you out of view. He put you out of reach.
- Don’t fail to be a steward over what God says.
Your outlook on life changes when you know that at this very moment God is working within you to carry out His purpose. The world around you can shake, but if Jesus is your rock, you are not going anywhere.
- Prepare for the increase that you anticipate.
You don’t want to get caught up in the right season, with the wrong preparation. The place where God prepares you the most is the place that seems the most pointless to you. If you are faithful in the little, He will make you faithful in the much.
It is the quality of the soil that determines the harvest.
What Elijah knew, and what we often fail to realize, is that God’s promises will come to pass — it just may not be according to our timing.
“Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave, courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting- for He will never disappoint you!” (Psalm 27:14 TPT)
The valley of trouble will become the valley of blessing. If it is big enough to worry about, it is big enough to pray about. When you seek the Lord, you get God’s attention and God seeks your cry.
Turn it around.
Get in agreement with God.
You are closer now to seeing things come to pass than you have ever been.
God takes pleasure in the prosperity of his servants.
If my calling is to draw out, the deep things, the hidden potential in others, I can never do that if I can’t do that for myself.
When you choose to leave the comfortable, you recognize who you are.
As one of my favorite verses says “[His] power…is at work within us…to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly…above all that we [dare] ask or think…[beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes or dreams].” (Eph. 3:20)