Lately, it seems as if there is a heaviness residing over God’s people, a weariness over those who are fighting for Truth. On a daily basis we’re battling a multitude of issues, even within our own congregations.
It’s discouraging to see those we call brothers and sisters fighting against the infallibility of the Word because of the world’s influence and the acceptance of everything leading to the rejection of nothing.
It’s heart breaking to watch the world push away from the Lord and all a relationship with Him brings.
It’s angering to listen to the modern-day church twist and turn the Word until it’s become something God never designed.
It’s hard to stand on morals and principles that are deemed archaic and outdated.
But, to me, probably the most disheartening aspect of all we are seeing today is the fact that there are no clear lines anymore, leading to confusion of who can be trusted and who is truly on our side.
I want to take a moment to simply tell those who are feeling the weight of the sin upon this world, the sadness of watching those we thought were teammates turn from our side-your God is a consuming fire, nothing is going to stop Him from doing what He desires to do.
Months ago, I told God it seemed as if we, the Remnant, were losing the war, a war we couldn’t see but could feel in the depths of our hearts and souls. He responded, “why are you worried, this is not the first time I’ve been an underdog”.
God thrives on the impossibility. He loves to defy all odds, proving his dominion.
David was fighting a losing battle when he went up against King Saul, yet due to the favor of God, David eventually wore the crown.
Joseph fought a losing battle when he stood for morals rather than fall for temptations, leading him to spend two years in a jail with no promise of being released, but, because of Joseph’s belief in the superiority of his God, Joseph eventually sat at the right hand of the most powerful man in the world.
As Esther walked into the throne room, a room she was not invited into, she was walking into a losing battle, but because of the goodness of God the scepter was lifted, and God’s people saved.
Ruth and Naomi fought losing battle after losing battle, two childless, husbandless, homeless, jobless and friendless women who stood by their God because He stood by them, eventually bringing them into the line of the Messiah.
So, as we look around and see people pull away from the Word in order fall into the world, as the darkness seems to creep in, as we hear those we once respected preach false-truths, as we watch anger take over and love be manipulated, know that God is in the midst of His people just as He always has been.
There is no darkness too dim, no depth too great, no valley too wide nor mountain too high for our God to overcome.
Do not grow weary in well doing. You are not alone in this battle and you are not of the losing team.
Your God is big enough, allow Him to lead you straight to victory.
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” – Psalm 34:17-19 ESV