|Posted on July 24, 2015 at 4:20 PM|
When the enemy knows you're coming, who knows he will send a storm to keep you from getting to the other side? He'll send witches, naysayers, soothsayers, liars and schemers. He'll raise up people to attack you, hate you, mock you, discourage you, and commit all types of evil acts against you. I believe there are some people whose only anointing is to gossip about you. Who knows that there are people right now who are watching and waiting for you to die in your situation?
Listen, the same wood that was keeping Paul warm after his shipwreck contained a snake (Acts 28). You will have people in your life called "frenemies" and "famenies (Narda's dictionary)" that will "suddenly" turn on you like a fiery viper. But who knows that every time you cut a child of GOD down he'll just keep springing forward like grass?
The disciples went through the vehement storm (Mark 4), Moses was flowing down the Nile in the midst of snakes and crocodiles (Exodus 2), Paul was bitten by a snake (Acts 28), and Joseph was thrown into a pit (Genesis 37). Yet, all these stood the test of time and came through. Why? Because GOD was with them. And so He will be with all those who trust and hope is in Him.
As GOD's chosen people, you will face trials, you will hit hard times, and face enemies of all sorts, but do not fear them. The Bible has inscribed to us the testimonies of our forefathers to serve as an encouragement that what GOD has for us will be for us. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. As He was with His people in ancient times, He is here with us.
Be encouraged people of GOD because when people exit out on you, there is a GOD that is revealed in Ezekiel 48:35 as Jehovah-Shammah, the LORD IS THERE. Psalms 46:1 says that GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Take heart! The LORD is with you! ~2015 Narda Goodson