That pressing test that rocks your world? It’s either from the hand of God or from the hand of the enemy. The fact is, it must first pass through the fingers of the Almighty, sift through the shape of His mercy.
In other words, rest easy. If God isn’t the one nudging you forward through this trial, stretching you into His image, then He’s allowing the enemy to be used for your good and His glory.
Even in your vulnerability, you can trust God’s Sovereignty. Satan’s on a rope, and God will always help you cope. God’s got your back; you can’t possibly lack!
God’s ultimately the Commander over every army and principality; He never leaves you to fight alone. From His throne, God covers you, overshadows you with His mercy, with a love that hasn’t changed in all of history.
[box] Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me. Psalm 57:1-2[/box]
You may think you’re a failure who deserves to lose, but in God’s mercy, He doesn’t give what we deserve; that’s good news!
So say, “so long” to stress. God sees the end from the beginning. He’s declared you a winner all along, making mercy the theme of your protection song!
[box] You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7[/box]
Do you think God is ultimately in charge of your current situation? Why or why not?