Fear-Filled or Trust-Filled?
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding in all your ways know Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Because of our human side we as believers will look to sources to meet our needs when we are going through something because we think God is moving to slow. So when we go through things in our lives instead of some of us as a believer we will immediately get inside our heads, and we will fight with that enemy that lives up there. Then we will go talk to ourselves, then we will go speak with our family and then finally our pastors.
Now we know in theory that God is the one true Source of our provision, but sometimes we still struggle to apply that truth deep within us on a daily basis, I mean to truly walk in confidence because we are fully abiding in His Care. Listen everyday I get up before my feet hit the flow I say Lord I thank you, then I say through out the day God thank You for your daily child support, and I also thank Him for that Good Morning Kiss. See I am old enough to know that if I can say all of that God has been good to me and he did not let the death angel come to my house.
I am learning since this journey I am on to kick Breast Cancer In The Butt that some believers have been disappointed or do not like the answers of some of the past prayers that they have received from God, or they think God just takes to long to answer them. Now I am not talking about God Fearing Believers, I am speaking on those that are so heavenly minded that they really truly are no earthly good.
Bottoms line is this when we don’t trust God, at His word, we are basically telling Him we think we can do better then the one who knew us before we knew our mothers, the one that knows every hair on our body, the one that already knew at this time I would be dealing with Breast cancer, SEE I TRULY KNOW I AM TRUST FILLED, ALL I HAVE IS EVERY TEACHING, EVERY BIBLE STUDY, EVERY HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT, EVERY LIFE LESSON THAT I HAD 2 WALK THROUGH.
I will continue to trust God in a Fear-Filled World.
We’re living in a world that’s sending out fear-producing shock waves, so we need the proper knowledge of God to help us trust Him more and more. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6/7
The peace that replaces our anxious thoughts can be found in the truth of who God is.
The Faith Lane!
This journey that I am on is like a track event and the heat is between my FAITH, & the devil FEAR. Now each has its own lane in this daily journey I call life. And just like a track has many lanes that each opponent must remain in so do FAITH & FEAR and they continue to remain opponents. One is dark and the other is light, and the two just do not mix. Now I know that I can’t run in both of those lanes, so I choose to occupy the lane of FAITH. See my Faith was the basic ingredient to begin a relationship with God. Faith is the assurance that the things revealed and promised in the Word are true, even though unseen, and gives the believer a conviction that what he expects in faith, will come to pass. In other words, it becomes so tangible that you now possess it. I will trust in the Lord with all my heart, and will not rely on my own understanding: in all my ways know him, and he will make my path straight. Proverbs 3:5-6. At the end of the day, or lane, there can be crippling exhaustion, even growing nerves. The other, a glowing view of Jesus with outstretched arms and His promise of peace. WHICH LANE WILL YOU RUN TODAY? I will run with endurance the race that is set before me, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfected of my faith. Hebrews 12:1-2
Father God, I want to run life in the faith lane. Help me to keep moving forward and Ramon focused on the belief that You care and are with me every step of the way with this thing that has me call Breast Cancer until I cross the finish line and I will cross that line with my hand up knowing that you are the God that healed:
the mother of Peter’s wife, the deaf mute of Decapolis, the blind at birth, the Paralytic at Bethesda, The Blind Man of Bethsaida, The Blind man Bartimaeus in Jericho, the Centurion’s servant, an infirm woman, Balena Ali. Amen
Keeping My Face to Jesus:
Today and every day in my life since I have been saved I have Faced Jesus. I have heard and even said “Balena has got to face this fear called Breast Cancer.” After all I have stood up and fought for so many people, but this time I have to fight for myself.
So when Breast Cancer Came knocking at my door, guess what? I did not shout Hallelujah or say Thank you Jesus, I was shocked. So I had 2 make up in my mind or as one of the children said to HUBBILISH, I GOTTA FIGHT FOR MYSELF NOW THE WAY I HAVE FOUGHT FOR HIM AND EVERYONE ELSE WHEN THE DEVIL CAME FOR THEM.
So I just know that it makes sense for me to FACE JESUS with this cancer that has me because I do not have cancer. BUT, with GOD and everything that is in me, I HAVE 2 TRULY FACE JESUS so that I could overpower it.
David faced Goliath before throwing the stone that killed him, but not before focusing on his almighty God. (1 Samuel 17). So often we think that facing something means focusing on it. But focusing on what got you afraid will only accomplish one thing, it will just make the situation get bigger.
When I found the lump in my left breast I was not going to tell my husband or nobody else, but then the Spirit reminded me that early detection is the best detection. So again Shock is what I was feeling, so after I told hubby and wiped my tears away I SAID 2 THE DEVIL “THIS MEANS WAR”, I TOLD HIM IF IT IS A FIGHT HE WANTS, GUESS WHAT IT IS A FIGHT HE WILL GET, I called up a couple of my prayer WARRIORS because I knew I needed help with this situation. So Instead of facing the cancer, I continue FACE ON JESUS.
I had 2 Look up and say Lord my eyes are on YOU AS I WALK THIS JOURNEY 2 CATCHING UP 2 MY HEALING. YES, SEE BECAUSE I ALREADY KNOW THAT I AM HEALED AND MY BODY JUST NEEDS 2 UP WITH IT.
I SAID LORD I’M WALKING INTO THIS BATTLE WITH MY EYES ON YOU, WHILE ON THIS JOURNEY. SEE I HAVE BEEN TAUGHT ENOUGH 2 REALIZE THAT IF MY EYES STAY ON JESUS, I WILL OVERCOME WHATEVER GOLIATH I AM FACING, AND THIS ONE IS CALLED breast cancer.
Lord, I am focusing on you today. I will rest in Your presence and see nothing but the truth of Your power within me. I will rest knowing that You are my protector and shield, and that You are already fighting on my behalf today. I have nothing to fear, and will continue to walk in faith. Amen