Fluctuating Times

Our temperatures are fluctuating wildly. Yesterday morning it was 70 degrees when I got up. This morning it’s right at freezing. Flowers are blooming profusely, grass is greening up and yet frost will show on the flowers this morning. It’s hard to know what to expect. Still we keep getting up and going through our day regardless of the unpredictability.

Our days are like that aren’t they? We get up thinking life will be just as it always has been but then something unexpected comes up. Our lives are totally unpredictable. We’d like to keep everything nice and tidy and under control. We cannot control our lives, not really. But we can control how we react and what we do when it happens.

Oh beloved, it’s imperative that you know this morning that God is with you. Some things that happen are totally from left field. You didn’t see it coming but now you are face to face with change. There are things that you experience that can’t be changed. There are some things that you can stand for the faith and contend for the outcome. God wants you to know that He is guiding you through everything. Some things are a matter of deliverance – He wants you to pray and stand on the Word for change. Other things are a matter of discipline – He wants you to let Him work in the circumstances to work out trust with Him. This is the important thing about fluctuating times in your life – you must stay very close to Him. Even closer in these times so that you can know His heartbeat about everything. You need to learn to love God like no other and learn to allow Him to love you no matter what. And as you learn how to lean on Holy Spirit for empowerment He will give you wisdom for each situation, regardless of how things fluctuate. Jesus went to the Cross so that you might have freedom from despair and fear. 

This is no time to just take everything as it comes. This may be your moment to stand and see the deliverance of the Lord. It may be your shining moment to show forth His Glory! It could be that you were born for such a time as this. God’s daughters are not fatalists. He’s calling you to live an optimist, empowered, faithful life! 

God loves you and He’s for you! You are not going through the fluctuations of life because you are weak, but rather because greater is He who is in you than He who is in the world. Your life belongs to God in Christ and all the way you are growing in grace as you live in the Light of His stabilizing truth!

Psalm 139:3 You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. NIV

Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of patient endurance [to bear up under difficult circumstances without compromising], so that when you have carried out the will of God, you may receive and enjoy to the full what is promised.

Ephesians 6:12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Romans 8:37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.


About rebekahbeene

In a Women’s meeting in 1983, I went up for prayer and to see if God had “anything for me”. The woman of God who was praying for people spoke over my life. She said these words: “You will write books. You can go to the bank on it. Rivers of living water will flow from your belly…”
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