One of my friends shared that she had gotten a call from someone claiming to be a famous sweepstakes person who gave her the good news that she had won a car! After a short conversation the same person who gave the good news to her then change their tone of voice and told her that before bedtime she would be shot. Imagine the feeling of hearing good news followed by threatening news! She was upset to say the least. Needless to say she neither won a car nor was she shot that day. But the scenario probably made her wish she had a bodyguard around her. You can be sure that if you get a call from the real sweepstakes headquarters it will be all good news.
Oh beloved, you’ve been dealing with life’s situations and it feels like you can’t win anything. You’ve prayed and prayed but now it’s to the point that you’re ready to give up. You’ve heard good news and threats out of the same situation. Just when you think prayer is working and God is winning you get a rude awakening that it’s not over yet. God wants you to know this morning that even though things look hopeless and you’ve heard bad report after bad report, He is still on the Throne and He is still able. In the meantime, while you are interceding with all your heart, remember the Word of God. Your prayers float as beautiful incense all the way to heaven. You may hear a word that things are hopeless, you might as well give up, you’ll never win and God doesn’t even hear you. These are lies from the lying liar. Your truth is found in God’s Word. You are victorious, you are unbeatable, you are able, you are faithful, you are walking in the Truth no matter what. You live in and for an Unshakeable Kingdom so you hang up the phone when you hear the lies. Don’t dwell another moment on what you see with your eyes, for your heart will know when the answer comes and it will come with mercy and grace wrapped all around it. Keep praying. Keep walking with God. Keep relying on Christ. Keep freshly filled with Holy Spirit. Remember, you have complete protection as the heavenly host is camped around you, the Captain of that Host is with you and He resides within you! No foe will defeat you because your God is invincible and unable to tell anything but the Truth. His Word is Truth!
God loves you and He’s for you! Shout that out next time you hear the voice of the lying liar. Throw out Scripture like a bomb to silence the enemy. Sing and make merry in your heart for your life is secure and hidden in Christ. You are going to receive the good news of answered prayer and God’s will all wrapped up as joy filled truth as you live, move and have your being solely in the love, mercy and grace of God!
Hebrews 1:11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Psalm 91:11 For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways.
Psalm 31:22 As for me, I said in my alarm, “I am cut off from before Your eyes”; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried to You.
Psalm 149:5-6 Let the godly ones exult in glory; Let them sing for joy on their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand
Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.