Do we ever allow ourselves to be derailed by the actions or words of another? I’m ashamed to say that there have been times when I’ve spent entire DAYS derailed! However, the closer I am to God, the less time I spend derailed. God is never derailed by anyone. He is supremely confident in His purpose and Who He is. His Word says, “remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’ calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it.” (Isaiah‬ ‭46:9-11‬) These are the supremely confident words of OUR FATHER speaking! God’s love for us secures us in WHO He IS!!!

When we get close to Him and experience Him, He more fully empowers us. We begin to have confidence–not in who WE are–but rather, in who HE is! We are attracted to people who are like Him and build a tight inner circle of folks who reinforce our confidence in Him. When we crash, God and His friends are quick to set us back on track. We live in a fallen world which is suffering because of our decision to live independently from God. As long as we live here on earth, we are guaranteed conflict. God doesn’t free us from the conflict of sin, He frees us from the chains.

God broke the power that sin has over us and gave us the CHOICE to be free. King David wrote: “For the king trusts in the Lord, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved.”(Psalms 21:7) Our Father cowers to no one. When we experience His steadfast love, our fear is replaced by His freedom. We learn to not waste time in the crash-heap of fear, doubt or pain caused by those who have no respect for God. When we’ve experienced His freedom, our deepest desire is to live dependent upon Him because that’s how He created us to live!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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