And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Any difficulty powerful enough to stand between you and the Lord must logically be greater than He—right? Actually no. But if your mind is not renewed by God’s Word you just might fall for that kind of logic.
Truthfully, and in fact, nothing is greater than His love for you and nothing can hold you back from receiving His love. God is determined to bring you out!
Think about that.
At the core of destructive forces we find the true nature of that force – oppressive. Don’t be misled by that. Don’t put your faith in that. Don’t believe you’re losing and don’t buy into failure’s devilish taunt, “where is your God now?”
Refuse to be misled—refuse to believe that anything can separate you from His love. (Romans 8:35-39) He is right there with you and has a harvest of good things for you, ordained and certain, even if you cannot see it right now.
Stay in faith. The Holy Spirit is leading you. Despite those destructive circumstances around you, He is with you and will carry you through and bring you out! When all is said and done, the Lord’s fragrance of peace, not the smoke of hellish fires will mark and distinguish you.
Go to the rock from which you were hewn. The Rock of His Presence is your portion. He is for you—who can be against you? (Romans 8:31)
Adopted from Shirley Weaver’s Daily Devotional
- Confess and repent from the times when you believe there are things more powerful than God’s love for you.
- Pray against any discouragement as a result of experiencing failure and disappointment, so that it will not stand between God’s love and you, God’s love and your family, God’s love and those whom you are interceding for.