You thought you were not going to get over that stronghold. You thought you weren't going to get over that sickness that almost made you give in to it. You thought you weren't going to get over that broken relationship. You thought you weren't going to make friends at your new school. You thought that you would always succumb to dysfunctional relationships. You thought you weren't going to get along with the people at your job. You thought you were the only one feeling lonely, yet surrounded by people everyday.You thought you weren't going to understand the Pastor's message. You thought that when you read your Bible, you wouldn't get the revelation. But God gave you the anointing to press through everything you thought you wouldn't make it out of, from or through. You see people can't fill the void that only God can. People can't save you or deliver you from attacks that are designed for God's deliverance.
Psalm 37:39 reads, But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble. 40 And the Lord shall help them and deliver them. He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him.
We think that if things don't go quite the way we thought they should, somehow we can try to make it work out by our own manipulations. We thought we could call on our friend to fix it for us; to make things right; to set the record straight. It's in these times, that we realize that we can't make it right with them, our our might, knowledge, experience, or mechanisms. To be honest, often times, when we expect people to really be there for us, they are no where to be found. It may not be convenient for them for whatever reason. (Maybe God orchestrated this so that He could show us His hand).
When we really trust God and partake in righteous living, we find that He is All we need in order to be delivered from the strongholds that have had a grasp on us for most, if not all of our lives. Addictions, rejection, low self-esteem, insecurities, anger, lying, mistrust, foolery, gossiping, jealousy and so on are all strongholds that may have us bound to the chains of this World. Falling on our knees and admitting to God that we need help, deliverance, a fresh new start, He will hear us and deliver us from all those things we thought we wouldn't make it past. Trusting requires us surrendering it all over to God and saying, "God it's yours and I relinquish it over to you". Now we have a part in this also, if you give it to God, we have to loose our ties and believe that He will take it and replace those former thoughts with new ones that align with His Will for our lives. Hence, He then gives us the assurance that those former thoughts are no longer living in us as we start to see the manifestation in our lives from God's thoughts.
So, as we move forward, know that what we thought, is no longer. Our trust in God activates a new life alert that will come to our rescue in times of trouble. Those who are not in right standing with God can repent right now and turn away from the former thoughts and towards God to receive the strength, help, and deliverance that He so freely gives to those who trust in Him; those who say and know, "Lord, I can't do this without you, I need You to intervene to make things right, I will from this day forward live for you, serve you, and share your truth with all those who have the desire to know You".
I pray that those who need deliverance, salvation, and assurance that You are the Deliverer will seek You right now. Those things that are in us that are not of You will be purged and not show up in us from this day forth. We will trust in your Word and ways. There is no other that can help us when You are the only one who was sent to do so. We receive the people whom you may use to help us in our needs. We will accept them with love and we ask for discernment to know that they were actually sent by You. In our weakness, You are strong! We acknowledge that you are the one and only Redeemer. We love you and praise you for turning our thoughts around to see the good that You have set before those who seek You and we will do what it takes to maintain right standing with You through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
In Jesus' Name,
You Thought, You Trusted, You are Delivered!
Thoughtful for a Purpose,