We don’t always have to have changed circumstances to be changed. We don’t always have to have favourable experiences to carry hope. We don’t always have to feel strong to know we’re brave. We don’t always have to be without doubts to believe.
Here’s a radical idea. We never even have to be anxious or afraid. We might feel it - but we don't have to engage with it.
When we get ourselves grounded in the one called Jesus Christ, who is the living word – who we know through the bible – we can be undefeatable. Those aren’t just big words. But they do hold a big impact if we choose to believe.
If you have scriptures that are personal for you, they will give you an unwavering hope, they will anchor you in your faith and they will establish your future.
If you are being tested in life, and you’re not holding on to any scriptures, I can say without hesitancy, this is the greatest thing you can do for yourself. Let me encourage you with one of my own.
Isaiah 43:1-3 (NLT)
But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. 2 When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. 3 For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
It’s important to have your own. Collect them. It's like building your life on a foundation of gem stones. It's priceless. Hold on to them. Receive them, as from the hand of God. Declare them over your life. Bury them like treasure inside your heart and handle them regularly. Resolve to only confess these words over your life, rather than your fears, frustrations, and defeats.
Words from the bible, that you clasp to your heart and refuse to let go of breathe life, transform you, and anchor you like a rock.