“I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee. By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.”
A few weeks ago, my pastor’s son-in-law preached a message about how it’s much more of a blessing than we realize when things don’t happen as swiftly as we’d like them to. From that subject, he explained that even though we get frustrated with situations, habits, and circumstances that haven’t changed even after we’ve prayed about them, we can rejoice, for there’s a blessing there. The blessing in that is that God is giving us time to grow and become strong. I’m not sure about you,but certain things that I have prayed about for quite some time have not changed, and they now feel like my enemy!! Well, in Exodus 23:29-30, God clearly says that He isn’t going to drive the enemy out all at once because something else may rise up against us. When we are going through and struggling with some things, we oftentimes wish, hope and pray that they would just go away all at once because we feel tired! Am I right? Do you just get to a place where you are just sick and tired of being sick and tired of the same thing? Lord knows I have!!! One thing that was pointed out and that I also noticed during that sermon was that God was saying that He would do this and He would that through that passage( exodus 23:29-33), but then He says in verse 31 that “thou shalt drive them out”. God gave me enlightenment through that passage of how He is giving us time to grow by Him fighting for us!
I share this with you today to encourage you that GOD IS FIGHTING FOR YOU AND HE IS MAKING YOU STRONG RIGHT NOW! Right where you are- in the midst of that heartache, disappointment, despair, hurt, confusion, and the feeling of isolation, God is fighting for you and is allowing you to gain strength in Him. He tells us that when we are weak, He is our strength. When we feel hopeless, He is the Hope that lies within us and keeps us going. When we feel broken, He is the One who makes us whole and complete. He knows what you can handle and He knows your limitations. However, He wants to remind you that although you may have limits, He has none! There is no weakness in Him and no shadow of turning! You may be tired, but know that you can find rest in Him. You may feel like quitting, but know that He will carry you to the end! I’m reminded of a scripture that says ” Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit”( Ecclesiastes 7:8). Things may be challenging right now, and if so, REJOICE! Know that if it is challenging, it’s because a new beginning is coming forth!
If He said that He will be with you, that He won’t leave you, that He will fight for you, you can count on that! Unlike men, God holds to His promise, and He will see us through until the very end! When you’re weak in your mind, God is your strength. When you feel like you can’t continue on, God is your strength, and He carries you through! The weakness of God, if He had any, is stronger than the strength of men because He is Almighty, All powerful, and able to do all that we can ask or think! Don’t let the devil make you believe that God isn’t with you because He is!!! Anytime the devil says that you are something, you can confidently say that you are NOT what he said because you know that the devil is a liar and the father of lies. He doesn’t have the ability to tell the truth, but we know that what Jesus says is truth because He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life! His words bring life into your soul! My prayer for you today, beloved, is that you remember that you are not alone, that God is fighting for you even when you don’t feel or see it, and that He is with you every step of the way!
“Little by little” This is what stood out to me during that message. As the preacher said, when things don’t seem to be changing, give God praise and thank God for it because He’s allowing it to happen little by little so that you can gain strength to fight on your own and overtake the enemy!
Move forward this week knowing that God is fighting for you!
“Little. by. little”
God bless you ♥