For all you survivors out there..Do not lose heart, women of God. Neither look to the left nor to the right, but look to the hills from whence comes your help. God’s promises for you are sure and he will bring them to fruition in due time. Satan thinks he’s got you beat and in the natural it may appear that you are defeated. But God…has already worked it all out in your favor. Everything the enemy has done to you has helped to prepare you to step into the destiny that God had for you before you were formed in your mother’s womb.
You are well able to slay any giants that come against you. Cancer can’t defeat you. Lupus can’t defeat you. Relationships can’t defeat you. Your job can’t defeat you. Your boss can’t defeat you. Divorce can’t defeat you. NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU CAN DEFEAT YOU!!! You are more than conquerors. You are blessed and highly favored.
After a long and frustrating day at work I went and ran 6 miles on the trail tonight. My runs are always revelatory (or full of revelation). I got off to a rough start. My knees were aching, my ankle was burning and the enemy kept telling me that I should quit because I might have re-injured my ankle. I told myself that I would run to the three mile mark and walk back.
So, I started speaking the word over myself and my family and by the time I got to hi-way 204 (3 mi mark) I saw a sign saying Germania Springs was 1.49 miles away. At that point, I thought to myself “Its going to get dark before I get back to the high school. Then I realized I was at my turn-around point and I had completed 3 miles. By this time my stride was much smoother than the first half of the run and my breathing was less labored as well. I finished the second half of the run much better than I ran the first half. Who says my latter days won’t be better than my former? God wants us to have that marathon faith. We have to finish the course and in due season we will reap if we faint not.
Joseph was in that dungeon for 14 years and during that time I am sure his brothers thought they had got away with their actions. During the 7 years of abundance I am sure they were thanking God daily for their blessings. But when the 7 years of famine came, the only one in the entire region that even had the means to assist them was Joseph, and every promise God had given to Joseph from his youth was fulfilled.#marathon/giantslayerfaith