‘Let Faith Rise’ – These are the words God placed on my heart about 2 weeks ago.
I felt compelled in my spirit to share this with you all. So, I’d like to think I’m somebody that feels every emotion very deeply within me. I’m always very in tune with how I am feeling and I tend to shy away or close up whenever the more negative emotions overwhelm me – it’s how I’ve always been and it’s what I’ve always done… Up until recently. I’ve always felt like, addressing these emotions openly would give it too much undeserved attention, magnify them even further, do more harm than good.
I recently learned that Jesus doesn’t want me to deal with these emotions and fears alone (Deuteronomy 31:6) and that it’s imperative that I don’t let my worries, my fears, my shortcomings and failures be the things I let rise in my life, but to let the words that God speaks rise over everything. My world is essentially framed by my words and it’s important that my character is stronger than my circumstances. My faith, my hope and assurance of His promises over my life are the certainties I should infuse myself in and speak out. Thinking over my favourite life verse which is Jeremiah 29:11 which clearly states God saying that He knows the plans He has for us, plans of hope and of a future, prosperity with no harm – my soul smiles every time I read/remember this because I know emotions that overwhelm me or things I’m going through at present that may feel difficult are simply temporary and a matter of perspective (They can only make me stronger). I know that I can speak faith over my pain, my anxieties and fears because I can choose to let God’s words rise above it all.
My hope is that we will let our faith rise above all in the month of September and that our works will be a product and reflection of that. Amen!