Even though we may be living in a troubled time, as the chosen of the Lord, our feet will be kept from stumbling. Our strength comes not from what we have physically, but from our trust in the Lord, and the good that comes only from him. The enemy will not prevail! He may cause upheaval for a time, and it may even look like he is winning, but we know the truth; when the history of the earth is finished, we will be satisfied with the results, because we win. It’s not only about being blessed in the end, look at the people of the Bible and how God prospered them while they were on earth.
Hannah was barren and felt poor, but she prayed with her soul for a son, even went so far as to dedicate him to the service of the Lord, before she had even conceived. She prayed so hard that her lips moved, but no voice came out; Eli the priest thought she was drunk. God gave her Samuel, and she gave him back, but then he gave her five more children! If you are suffering, don’t give up, and don’t give in to the enemy’s plan. Trust in God, and wait for his plan to unfold. While you wait, praise him, and thank him for the blessings you are about to receive.
He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and on them he has set the world. “He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness, for not by might shall a man prevail. 1 Samuel 2:8-9
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