A word from the Lord
As we were praying in the spirit at the start of church on Sunday this second week of February 2020, I heard the word ‘endure’ fly from my mouth – I shared it openly with the group, not knowing who the word was for ie whether it was an instruction for me, or whether someone needed to hear that for a situation they might be in. I have learned over the years that one word from God is sufficient to turn a situation around.
I am having a day at home today and I like to reflect on what has gone before. It is late afternoon, but I want to look up the word endure to see what it means and to see what else Father might want to say to us.
The search engine says that to endure is to, bear without resistance or with patience. We know that patience is an aspect of the fruit of the spirit and that our Lord did not resist when they sought to slay and crucify Him and for our benefit.
Not every situation we are in is comfortable; There are starry starry nights and sometimes bleak overwhelming days. Some of us are in difficult physical, social, health, family and financial situations, but can be reassured again today that ‘all things work together for our good, to them that love God to them who are called according to his purposes. (Romans 8:28). The child of God can never be disadvantaged, neither in life or in death or whether liberty impeded and held up behind bars.
The Bible says ‘weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning’. (Psalms 30:5). I can testify to that one. You are coming out if you faint not. King David testified that many are (and will be) the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers us from them all (Psalms 34:19).
Let me remind you today with the word of the Lord that ‘He that endures to the end, the same shall be saved. (Matthew 24:13; Mark 13:13). Whatever peril, situation or storm you are in, don’t give up!! Hold on!! Endure hardship as a good soldier. Your best days and your glory days are just around the corner.
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