It is time…
Woooo Hoooo. A Confident Heart starts RIGHT NOW.
Ya’ll. I can’t even tell you how much God has used Proverbs 31 OBS to change my life. I can’t even begin to tell you.
First of all, I must tell you that I do not write at all. I am only blogging because God (eeeekkk) is calling me to eventually speak! So duh you need to write to speakJ
I am almost finished with A Confident Heart by Renee Swope and it was deeper for me than I imagined it to be. God has already used this book for me to start crushing the strongholds Satan has had on me for so long.
Page 23 really blew me away and it was only the first chapter.
“Don’t listen to those thoughts my friend. God doesn’t want us stuck in a cycle of defeat or living in shadows of doubt.”
Isaiah 49:23 says,
“Kings and queens will serve you
and care for all your needs.
They will bow to the earth before you
and lick the dust from your feet.
Then you will know that I am the Lord.
Those who trust in me will never be put to shame.”
Friends, we need to hope. We need to know that He is Lord God in all circumstances. When my grandfather was just diagnosed with prostate cancer, God is still my Lord God. When my husband was laid off twice, God is still my Lord. When Emilee was born with a severe heart defect that was suppose to need surgery, God is still my Lord God. When Mackenzy died, God is still my Lord God. When Kalee was born with hip dysplasia, God is still my Lord God. When we wonder if we will ever have enough money, God is still my Lord God. In all these things, God is still God, He is still soverign, and He is still the only hope I will ever have.
Why? Because we have hope! Because we trust in things we can’t see. Because we trust in things we DON’T UNDERSTAND. Because we trust in things we don’t hear or feel. The Lord IS REALLY THE ONE IN CONTROL OF THE WORLD. We don’t need to have doubt.
In this verse you know it is not common for captives to be rescued but God sees it done for Israel. Israel’s enemies will be destroyed and THAT WILL CAUSE THE WHOLE WORLD to know that THE LORD is God and our Savior, Creator, Redeemer, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords!
This world will never be easy. We will LOSE loved ones and we will fall on the floor crying in pain. There is one huge thing we have~ We have HOPE by the blood of our Jesus Christ! We know He is Lord and He is in control.
So as a worrier, I must daily take thoughts captive and say out loud, “LORD, I trust you and I know that you are in control and because I fear you it is all for good.”
At His Feet,