Love is a sensitive word. It can overtly bring about a lot of emotional responses. Love has many connotations to it but one question always gets attached to it for me personally: am I worthy of it?
I am not here to seek sympathy or say everything will go according to plan. But I am here to say, “All things work together for the good of those who the love the Lord and who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28.)
This Bible verse may go good on a Hallmark card but it needs to be stamped in your soul. I like to declare Scripture out loud to myself with my name a part it. Here’s an example: “Romans says God will work all things out for those who love Him. God will work things out for Carly.”
This makes it personal and allows me to take more ownership of the Bible verse.
What Bible verse do you need to declare over yourself where you feel deficient in love? Do you feel unworthy that you don’t believe God loves you enough to take care of your finances? Try this one: “Adversity pursues sinners, but the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.” (Proverbs 28:25).
For fun, let’s say your name is Bill. Say over yourself: “God, I have been faithful to You. Your Word says you will help me prosper in all ways, including finances. Help me. God will bless Bill financially.”
Is it guilt over a sin? You feel unworthy of forgiveness? Here is one for you: “But if we confess our sins to God, He will keep His promise and do what is right: He will forgive us our sins and purify us of our wrongdoing.” (1 John 1:9).
God will provide all our needs but maybe not the way we like or expect. It’s time we grab our shields of faith and march to what God calls us to do.
I have had my share of emotional, physical problems but I wouldn’t be who I am today without the strife. Sometimes the evil of this world got its way. Sometimes God was taking me through a refining process. But it doesn’t matter, God is stronger! Amen and Amen!
What area of your life are you looking for God to come through for you for? If you feel like sharing. Carly (Message In Stanza)