Reflections4Life™ February 16, 2020
“God Already Knows”
“So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].” Isaiah 26:4 AMP
I am familiar with feeling as if I am all alone. That, God, is nowhere around and does not hear my prayers...my supplications being ignored. In the meantime, my heart is breaking; my soul is aching, my mind, and emotions becoming numb while a feeling of being lost consumes you with no foreseeable way out of a long winding hurtful maze. What I know: God is not sleeping. Neither is He winking. He sits high upon His throne, as He also walks among man. He knows the heart through and through. He sees what many cannot see or are unwilling to see. He knows our thoughts and our intentions. He already knows the hurt and heartaches. He knows the reasons and He is taking care of all things; even if we cannot see Him, He is moving on our behalf.
I decree that this week's Reflections will be a continued source of encouragement and inspiration for your heart, mind, and soul. There is no need to hide from God when He already knows. However, we must confess and repent and be made free. Acknowledge who the Father is, and be free from those things that would bind us. Whether it is a person, place, or thing—God is on it.
God is pulling back the covers, exposing the truth and revealing the wolves in sheep's clothing. Many may deny the truth concerning their wicked and hateful hearts, and depraved minds; but they will never escape the hand of God. As many, an elder would say: "Your arms are too short to box with God." We cannot outrun God or hide from Him. No matter what we do or think, you can believe God already knows. This...I know for certain.
There is a war going on in this world. It's been going on for a long time; ever since the fall of man. The war between good and evil. Though it seems that evil has been winning many a battle, the truth is that good has already won the war. God is not ignoring our heartache, our pain, or even our confusion at some things. He is our Champion, and if we trust Him, we will see His hand move on our behalf.
We really cannot explain why people do what they do. Were they taught to be that way? Did they assume that character, believing that it would serve them and their lifestyle? Why some more caring than others are. Why do some seek to destroy while others seek to build? We know as long as we are upon this earth waiting for Christ's return, there will always be the two: good and evil. We must determine what side we are on, and not straddle the fence.
There are many of us that become disillusioned with God; not understanding His ways. We do not understand His thoughts. Therefore, we do not understand why God, who says He loves us, would allow such travesties to continue to happen in our lives. God has given dominion of the earth to man. He has given each and every one us the freedom to choose which path we walk in this life. God already knows which way a person will go. He already knows who will yield and submit. He knows who will not. Yet He extends His love and His mercy towards us all.
Job 34:21 “For His eyes are upon the ways of man, and He seeth all his goings.”
Proverbs 5:21 “For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He pondereth all his doings.”
Jeremiah 17:10 “I, the Lord, search the heart; I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”
Isaiah 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” saith the Lord.
We have all been extended the mercy and grace of God. However, there is a time of judgment coming. When we spend too much time considering the paths of others, we may find ourselves becoming agitated, and falling short of the mark that God has called for our lives. We must continually walk in the presence and mind of Christ. We must yield to God every day, understanding that God will take care of our enemy.
Our lives cannot be lived by what others are doing. Our walk, in God, cannot be established by the actions of another. It must be based upon our own, personal intimate relationship with the Father. Though it seems that many are getting away with evil, do not be fooled. God is not sleeping. He is moving in ways we cannot see or even understand. Our walk, however, must be our focus. We cannot save anyone else. We can share the truth of the word of God. We can lead them, and live by example. However, we cannot choose a life of righteousness for no one other than ourselves. The choice will always be theirs. For those who seem to be getting away with atrocities; know that God already knows.
Galatians 6:6-8 Let him that is taught in the word share with him that teacheth, in all good things. Be not deceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption, but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
God hears you, beloved. God already knows, and He has made a way for you. Do not be distracted by the evil of others. Do not be deterred from your walk in Christ. Do not give up or lose faith because of the actions of others; even when it hurts and all you have done is love. Hold on, and to know that God has worked it all out for you. Stand firm and stay focused. Continue to walk by faith and not by what it looks like. God has the final word.
My Beloved, I decree that the spirit of peace and prosperity have found permanent rest in your life. Take comfort in the knowledge that God already knows, and that He has worked it all out for you. Trust God with all your heart. Continue to walk in faith, knowing in your heart that God knows just what He is doing; we still win. You are blessed and favored! Now go...and be a blessing!
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