Don’t Just Swallow Things

The most memorable thing about the polio outbreak when I was a kid had to do with playing outside after dark. My mom and dad were at a meeting and there were several of us kids outside playing and laughing together. One girl had crutches. And she had the most infectious laugh! It was loud and she was having a blast with all of us. She began to laugh and right about then a June bug got in her mouth and she swallowed it! She couldn’t do anything else. And we all went right on laughing. She dealt with the trouble like any kid would back then. Swallow it and go on.

Oh beloved, you know what it feels like to swallow it and go on don’t you? You’ve been swallowing a lot. How on earth can God’s people keep laughing and having a good time when there’s so much to deal with? When the outbreak of trouble is bigger than the fun of life, will God’s people carry on?

God says this morning that His people won’t just swallow their troubles and go on. His people know how to bring heaven to earth in their situations. We aren’t under a single situation. We are not delusional, we’re just living with the knowledge that God is bringing our situations under His dominion. He wasn’t caught by surprise with all this you are going through. You may feel like you have to swallow it and just go on. But you are representing the Kingdom in your crowd. His joy will bring you laughter in the pain. His purpose will bring you hope in the disaster. His love will carry you out of the worry and fear and into the peace and joy of Kingdom living. You aren’t just a victim of horrible situations like a pandemic. You’re living in the greatest season of the history of Christianity. You are dealing with your troubles and giving them to God. This is super power of life in Christ! Laughing without fear of the future is your Truth!

God loves you and He’s for you. It’s time to concentrate on Him. It’s time to let go of the crutches of unbelief. Run to the Father this morning and ask for more wisdom, power love and joy! He will gladly give it to you. Thank Him for the answers to your dilemmas now. And live, precious believer, focusing on the Kingdom of God within you for as long as you live!

Luke 17:21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”

Proverbs 31:25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

Psalm 23:5 You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.

Matthew 6:10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.

Isiah 35:10 And the ransomed of the LORD will return And come with joyful shouting to Zion, With everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy, And sorrow and sighing will flee away.

About Rebekah Beene

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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