It’s Gonna Be All Right (Part II)
It’s Gonna Be All Right (Part II)
1 Peter 5:10
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
1 Peter 1:6-9
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.
Suffering, or “going through”—it happens to everybody!!! When I was growing up, I remember hearing various pastors quoting the saying, “In life, you are either doing one of three things: coming out of a storm, going through a storm, or approaching a storm.”
We have to rest on our faith—the hope that everything is going to be all right—no matter how things may look, how things may appear, how circumstances may seem, how we may want situations to be one way, and they are manifesting themselves in another way for the time being (or maybe the way that they are supposed to be; it depends on if you are on the right side of what God wants you to do or not)—it does not matter, everything is going to be all right—and sometimes, our faith is all that we have to stand on. But, for God, that’s enough!
Okay, this faith that that we are talking about; this faith that we speak of—what is it composed of; why do we believe what we believe—what reasons do we have for believing that it’s “gonna be all right”? I am believing that the Lord has laid upon my heart THREE particular reasons as to why—we will be covering those reasons in the posts to follow in a three-part “article series” under the same name: “It’s Gonna Be All Right”! Continuing to Part II…
It’s “gonna be alright” because: 1) The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; 2) His mercies are new every morning, and; 3) He has done it before—He will do it again; He can do anything but fail! Let’s talk about reason number two: His mercies are new every morning!
II. His Mercies Are New Every Morning; Great Is His Faithfulness
It is because of the Lord’s lovingkindnesses that we are not consumed, Because His tender compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great and beyond measure is Your faithfulness.
His love and His blessings upon us are fresh every morning (He loves us all over again). He is not going to give you anything that you cannot bear (1 Cor. 10: 13—even though we may think/feel that way). Every hour, every minute, every second of the day (and night) is already written out when we wake up in the morning—that means the phenomenal, the fantastic, the good, the not-so-good, the bad and the terrible. We just do not know what is ahead of us—but God does! If we are able to just think (and truly believe) from the moment that we rise up that, “Lord, You’re not going to give me anything that I cannot bear—it’s going to be okay,” no matter WHAT presents itself—we may JUST be surprised—what can the enemy do to us? If God before us, who can be against us? We are not saying that you and I will not suffer problems, devastations, disappointments, and loss. The question (and also solution) is—how will you and I cope with and/or handle it? Hmm…
Next week, we will be talking about reason #3: He has done it before—He will do it again!
God bless you, everyone—see you next post! 🙂
Submitted by: Shonda R. Greene, M.Ed.. MTS 🙂
—Article excerpt from Ms. Greene’s website, shondargreeneministries.org. She is radio hostess of “The Empowering Moment” which is featured on LookUp Radio.com. You may e-mail her at email@example.com.—