you pray... you fast.. you expect... And what if... NOTHING GETS BETTER or EASIER!
What if EVERYTHING gets worse!!! •
Going into 2020 my husband and I committed to 21 days of fasting and prayer.
Our 21 days turned into 40. •
We read the fasting book.
We dove into Gods word daily.
We prayed continuously together. •
We expected breakthrough!
We expected relief!
We expected restoration & healing.
We expected our loads to be lightened and answers to be had.
After all we have heard story after story of all the amazing things that have come out of fasts. •
But the truth is... Life has not gotten easier.
Attacks have happened on every level, coming at us from all sides. •
We have been blindsided by new information, opening the doors to more heartache, and disappointment.
We have had injuries and deaths in our family.
We have had bad news after bad news... •
And I have been confronted by these two questions ... 1. Is God still good?
2. If I lost it all, would I still follow Him?
And the answer is YES. •
God never promised a life of ease!
Our acts of obedience, and “goodness” can not earn us a life full of earthly riches and favor.
The struggles, heartache, and sinful behaviors that affect our lives, do Not determine Gods goodness. •
Just like the story in Daniel, being thrown into the fire,
We have felt the heat the last few months like never before. And as we stand in this fire, we are reminded in the midst of it all... THERE IS ANOTHER standing in the fire with us and we will NOT be smoked out!
Even if He does not take us out... His goodness remains, He continues to stand with us, and He is refining us in the fire, and we will continue to serve Him in the process. •
If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty.
But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.
If you too are feeling the fire blazing around you... know YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
And there is another in the fire, right with you♥️