So you are looking to the future. You believe God directs your path. But it seems frightening, not knowing what is ahead. The path seems unsure. The bridge that you must cross seems unstable and impassable. The hope you once had seems so far off in the distance.
The devil has been continually trying to cut the cords of your life. Because he knows the Lord has great plans and a great purpose for you. But keep in mind he is no match for your Lord, who chose you, who plucked you out of the fire and set you upon His Rock. God sees you as the apple of His eye.
Jesus said, “While I was with them, I protected and preserved them by Your name, the name You gave Me. Not one of them has been lost, except the son of destruction, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled.” John 17:12
The cliffs, valleys, and pitfalls you had to traverse would have killed you by their great perils if it wasn’t for the mighty hand of the Lord Jesus Christ. If it wasn’t for His sacrifice and blood that bought you. He is the one who brought you through it all.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:27-28
And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose none of those He has given Me, but raise them up at the last day. John 6:39
You know who you have believed. Be confident in the power of your Savior and His Holy Spirit. Do not look to the left or right. Keep your face fixed firmly on Jesus Christ, your love, savior, and confidence. Trust the Lord will lead you on to the end. To great works for the Lord. Because it is all about Jesus. He never fails and He will not fail you, because He is faithful.
But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that He is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me. 2 Timothy 1:12
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16
Keep Him in full remembrance, the Lord, the Lord He is God. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-surpassing anyone and anything that stands in opposition. For He has made and has dominion, power, rule, and authority over all things.
He has promised, “I will be with you, I will defend you, I will keep you, and I will protect you.”
He was at your beginning, crafting and creating you in His perfection. He was with you for each and every step along the way. Though you stumbled, stammered, and fell, He is merciful and was right there to pick you up. He held and healed you with His loving hands. He was always there, and will always be with you to the end. What a day it will be when the Lord congratulates you in the presence of all those in Heaven.
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ Matthew 25:23
So believe Him and do not doubt. Trust Him and do not turn back. Be faithful and He will be faithful to you.
With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless; With the pure, You will show Yourself pure; And with the devious, You will show Yourself shrewd. For You will save the humble people But will bring down haughty looks. Psalm 18:25-27
Tell that tree of doubt that has grown up in your way to wither and be cast away. Command that mountain of fear that looms on the horizon to be cast into the sea.
Pray that God will give you great and powerful faith, like none other. Trust Him fully and remember that you are held firmly in His hands. Rely on Him for He will take care of your every step. He will guide you through to the end. Have hope and do no doubt or worry. He has planned out your beginning all the way to the end. Then forge forward in the confidence you have in His plan and purpose for your life
He leads, guides, and protects His chosen ones. His dearly beloved ones that they may never be put to shame by His eternal power and penetrating vision. Always remember that if you are in Him, you are eternally placed and fixed in Heaven already.
Finally, learn from the fig tree the important lesson of faith and hope.
As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. And Peter remembered and said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.”
And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” Mark 11:20-25