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God is not punishing you. He’s preparing you!
While in meditation and in prayer, The Lord gave to me that many people feel hopeless and tired from all of the spiritual warfare that has bombarded their lives. Many have grown disappointed and weary.
You feel like giving up and throwing in the towel because like job, before you can get over one bad circumstance, another one is knocking at your door. Many feel like God has abandoned them and is punishing them. But The Lord is sustaining you, and He says to you:
“Be patient and stay the course, because you are right where I want you to be.
The fiery trials are not to punish you but to prepare you for my glory and this is My will for you for My divine purpose and you are being prepared for elevation and promotion,” (double).
“But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold,” Job 23:10.
“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,” 2 Corinthians 4:17.
“As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy,” James 5:11.
When God is for you!
No matter how many enemies rise against you or how dreadful your circumstance is.
It doesn’t stand a chance against your God, because if God is for you, He is more than the whole world against you.
“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31.
What do you do?
When you are feeling depressed and oppressed? When you’ve done all that you know to do? When you’ve given all that is within you? When your back is against the wall?
Well, praise is what I do and praise is what you should do!
Regardless of how bad you feel. Praise is your weapon so just lift your hands in praise and bless the lord anyhow!
“I will bless the lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth,” Psalms 34:1.
Stepping into greater!
Lately it seems as if your life has been filled with troubles, trials, and turmoil. But what you have to realize is that the greater the test, the greater the testimony!
Your greater is here …. You are stepping into greater!
Regardless of all the turmoil that has been thrown your way, you are still victorious.
It has only delayed you for a moment but God will not deny you of the blessings and promises that He has stored up just for you!
– by Geraldine Coleman
Geraldine Coleman: Is a teacher and educator and ministers to prisoners at a prison facility where she is an instructor.