Thursday, 23 August 2012

The Great Warrior

“I have heard the many rumours about me.
They call me “The Man Who Lives in Terror”.
They threaten, “If you say anything, we will report it”.
Even my old friends are watching me, waiting for a fatal slip.
“He will trap himself,” they say, “and then we will get our revenge on him”.

But the LORD stands beside me like a great warrior.
Before him my persecutors will stumble. They cannot defeat me.
They will fail and be thoroughly humiliated. Their dishonour will never be forgotten.”
Jeremiah 20:10-11

strong great warrior

The Bible tells the story of a man called Job, a man whom the Lord had blessed in abundance but also had to suffer much. He had to live in prosperity and in poverty. The Bible says about him: “There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil. Job 1:1 (read the Book of Job for the whole story). Job was a man who had to go through many trials when, anyone would say, he “didn´t deserve” them.

Jeremiah, a prophet of the Lord, also had to suffer injustice and scorn for speaking God´s word.
Have you ever been in this situation?, when you try to follow God´s plan for your life and things just don´t go as you suppose they should go?, have you ever felt like Jeremiah (chapter 20), mocked and scorned because of the Lord? Or like Job, test to the limit?

Let´s strengthen our faith with these inspiring words:

“O LORD of Heaven’s Armies, you test those who are righteous…”
Jeremiah 20:12

Do not be discourage, instead, trust in the Lord who is your STRONG WARRIOR who stands beside you and won´t let you be defeated, hold onto the one who is strong enough to help you through the trial times.

praying handsDear Lord, mighty warrior, who can stand against you?. You say you´ll never leave us and that you´ll provide a way where there is no way, I trust your word. Help me grow in this understanding of your faithfulness. In Jesus´ name, amen

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