1 Thessalonians 5:24 “The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.”

As I read this scripture this morning, I said, “Thank you Lord for your Word…for in it I find the encouragement I need for for everyday life!!!”

How bout you…do you need a good dose of encouragement from the Lord?

Let me share what God  has been reminding me about lately.  Hopefully it will fill your spirit with the “juice” you need to do whatever it is God is calling you to do.

Remember this:

God will never call you to do anything without faithfully keeping His Word and enabling you to do it.  You may not always be faithful to do what God tells you…but He is always faithful – standing by His Word and fulfilling His promises.

The tricky part is this…it may not happen the way you first envisioned –  and it may not happen within the timing that you’ve laid out in your day planner.

God may have spoken to you and called you into a particular ministry, a challenge with your children or marriage, or what you should be doing in your job /or about finding a job.  But NOW you are facing obstacles.  Obstacles that look as BIG as the Red Sea did to the Israelites when they were fleeing the Egyptians.

You’ve obeyed God, but the circumstances you’re in right now makes no sense.  Even though you’re  certain this calling is something God wants you to accomplish – it is now looking downright IMPOSSIBLE.

It is times like these that it is most important not to forget the faithfulness of our God!

Go back and look at what happened in Exodus 14 when Moses told his people, “Do not be afraid.  Stand firm and you will see the deliverance  the Lord will bring to you today.” And indeed He did…God dried up the Sea…letting His people pass on dry ground…only to let it flow back in and vanquish their enemies…just in the nick of time.  Now that is a faithful God!

Regardless of what you are facing – do not loose hope.  Remember the testimony of God’s people throughout the ages.  Allow time for God to reveal His faithfulness.  And, if you will stand firm, I know you will one day be able to reflect back on God’s absolute faithfulness and praise Him for ALL He has done.

Do you have a Red Sea Story you would be willing to share as encouragement to others?

Do you have a need for the kind of encouragement that only God can give?

Share your comments and join us in praying for one another.