This is a blog post about God’s breakthrough.
Section: God is faithful to His promises. Take the Bible as proof of this fact, and notice that it speaks often of God’s faithfulness. Consider these examples: Isaiah 41:13 – “For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear, I will help you.”
Section: The Bible does not speak out of both sides of its mouth. If we look at how the rest of scripture deals with sin we see that it condemns it in no uncertain terms–“sin,” after all, means “missing the mark.” Jesus certainly did not shy away from exposing sin and calling people to deal with their need for repentance.
Takeaway: We can trust what God has said about Himself because He does not contradict Himself or cannot be trusted in other areas where He reveals His character
1. “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Psalm 118:6 (NIV)
In this life, you will face many different challenges. It’s inevitable. So what do you do? You can choose to run and hide, or you can choose to face your fears head-on. We’ve all heard the saying that God never gives us more than we can handle. This is true—but it doesn’t mean that He won’t test us first!
When a person asks themselves if they want to follow Jesus Christ and walk in His footsteps, they shouldn’t wonder if their decision will make them weak or vulnerable; rather they should wonder if it will make them strong and powerful! Following Christ means being courageous in the midst of our circumstances, even when those around us don’t understand why we would have such strength (or even care).
Remember: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear… For [neither] death nor life… shall be able to separate [us] from the love of God” (1 John 4:18-19 NKJV).
2. “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)
God’s spirit is the source of power, love, and self-discipline. God’s spirit does not make us timid but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.
When we are prompted by the Spirit of God to do something, we should not be afraid or discouraged from doing it because there is a possibility that people may not accept our opinions or actions. We must remember that God wants us to be completely devoted to Him in everything we do or say. We should never be afraid of what others think about us when we are serving God wholeheartedly for His glory alone.
3. “Do not be afraid or discouraged … for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” 2 Chronicles 20:15b (NIV)
God is not finished with you yet. He has a greater plan for your life, and he will give you the strength to make it happen!
You have been called to be courageous in this battle—to confront fear with faith and to do what needs to be done despite any obstacles that may stand in your way. God’s Word promises that he will never leave nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). You can trust him because he has already proven his love for you by sending his Son Jesus Christ as an atoning sacrifice on the cross (Romans 5:8; 1 John 4:9-10).
In 2 Chronicles 20:15b (NIV), King Jehoshaphat encouraged his soldiers with these words: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army” (“the battle is not yours, but God’s”). This same truth applies today—you do not need to fight alone! God is always looking out for us and will provide us with everything we need when we are about our Father’s business.
4. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV)
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV)
God’s peace is not the absence of trouble, but rather a presence in our life that enables us to live through it. This reality is found only in Jesus Christ and His Word…not an absence of problems, but an assurance that God will work everything out for your good!
Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.” John 14:27 (KJV)
God’s peace is not something we can earn or make happen ourselves; it is a gift from God through His Son Jesus Christ on our behalf when we receive Him by faith as Savior and Lord of our lives…no matter what we’ve done or where we’ve been!
5. “But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel … Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:1-2 (NIV)
‘But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel … Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.’ Isaiah 43:1-2 (NIV)
As a believer in God’s Word and His promises to us as His children, we must rest assured that God is always present with us and has our best interests at heart. He may allow things to happen in our lives that seem out of our control or beyond our comprehension but He is always there to help if we put faith in Him and His words alone. He loves us unconditionally despite any mistakes we make along life’s journey and He wants only good things for each of us individually so long as we trust him fully every step of our way because it leads home where everything falls into place just like a puzzle solved by its maker.”
6. “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11 (NIV)
When the Lord gives you strength, be strong. When He blesses you with peace, enjoy the peace that He has given you.
We can trust God to provide for our needs because He is always with us and will always stand by His promises. He gives us strength in times of trouble and helps us make it through difficult seasons when we have trials or hardships in our lives. We may have a mountain to climb or storms on the horizon, but we don’t need to fear because God is with us!
We all want to see God’s breakthrough in our lives, but we sometimes forget that it starts with us. It’s not about what God will do or when He will do it, it’s about how we are living our lives today and what He wants from us now. We need to make sure that we aren’t just waiting for something big to happen before we get involved in His Kingdom but rather being faithful where we are at now and trusting God for whatever comes next.