Thursday, August 5, 2010

Standing on the Promises of God

Standing on the promises... Sometimes the world around us appears to hold no hope. But God's promises are true. We must not lose sight of what is in front of us. Keeping our eyes on the prize.

Last Tuesday, I was praying on my way to work. It's about a 15 minute ride so I spent the time praying and seeking God. I wondered if standing for a marriage that appears so hopeless was really a good idea. I asked God to provide me a clear answer as to whether I really should stand or not. Then a facebook friend posted the following scripture and I knew beyond doubt that it was God speaking. It was like one of those EF Hutton commercials and I knew it was from God.

Hebrews 10:35-36
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

The world's point of view is most certainly not the point of view that God takes. We throw away God's word and only take the part that fits our needs. But God says he hates divorce. There is no way around that. Plain and simple. He hates it. Now I'm not trying to step on toes here, but quite frankly it scares me to do something that God hates. And so I'm trying with all my might to do things that God will bless. The divorce was not my idea and I tried to stop it, but in the end I finally gave in and lost the desire to fight. God has shown me that this was wrong. I must never give up the desire to fight for my marriage. And the thing that I'm fighting is not an ordinary thing.

Ephesians 6:12-13
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Lord, I need your help to fight the powers of the dark world that are breaking my marriage. Help me to submit my will to yours. For in following you completely, the chains will be broken. I love you beyond measure Lord. You are my strength and my salvation. Please fulfill your promises to me and bring glory to your name. Amen

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