2 I will say of the Lord,
“He is my refuge and my fortress;
my God, in Him I will trust.”
When a great storm arose as Jesus and His disciples were in a boat
on the Sea of Galilee,
He did not say to His disciples, “The storm is here to teach us courage.”
Instead, He took authority over the storm and said, “Peace, be still!”
And there was a perfect calm. (Mark 4:39)
When He met the widow of Nain whose only son had died, and on another
occasion, the two sisters whose brother Lazarus had died, He didn’t tell them,
“God wanted to take him home.” No, He spoke to the dead son:
“Young man, I say to you, arise.” (Luke 7:14) And standing outside
Lazarus’ tomb, He said,“Lazarus, come forth!” (John 11:43)
And both men came back to life.
What have you been saying about your situation?
When you feel the pain in your body, don’t say of the Lord,
“God wants me sick to teach me to trust Him more.” Instead, say,
“Lord Jesus, I thank You that by Your stripes I am healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)
While trying to make ends meet, don’t say of the Lord,
“The Lord keeps me poor to keep me humble.” Instead, say,
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1)
And if you have an intimidating boss at work, don’t say,
“The Lord is my patience, I will endure.” Instead, say,
“The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
We are living in the last days when there are terrorist attacks
and deadly viruses lurking around, and the world is afraid.
But we will not speak negative words and be fearful like the people of the world.
Instead, we will speak God’s Word and
reign over these things. Like the psalmist, we will say of the Lord,
“He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”
So find out what God’s Word says about your situation,
believe it and declare it. And because God’s Word cannot return
to Him void (Isaiah 55:11), you will see what you believe and confess come to pass!