Do you ever allow yourself to be derailed by someone else’s actions or words? I’m ashamed to say that there have been times when I’ve spent entire DAYS train-wrecked by someone’s careless words or hurtful deeds. However, I have a choice about how long I stay derailed!!! And—I don’t stay in the wreckage nearly as long—when I’m close to God because…

No one train-wrecks Him.

God is supremely confident in His purpose and—Who He is.

God said:

“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. 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)

No one else speaks with this much confidence (unless they are delusional) about what they can do. The supremely confident words of OUR Heavenly Father combined with the knowledge of His immense love for us can give us greater sense of security than anything in the world. We know—HE KNOWS WHO He IS and that HE KNOWS US and LOVES US!!!

When we get close to God and experience His presence, He more fully empowers us to change the way we think so we can change the way we act. God gives us confidence–not in who WE are–but rather, in who HE is! Our friend-group changes because we want to change. We are attracted to people who are like God, and we build build a tight inner circle of folks who reinforce our confidence in Him.

Then, when someone tries to wreck us, God and His friends—are quick to set us back on the track of His goodness.

We live in a suffering fallen world with 8 million bad choices being made every day—so—we are guaranteed conflict.

God doesn’t free us from the conflict of sin, but He DOES free us from the chains.

God broke the power that sin has over us and gave us the CHOICE to be free.

“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, despair is replaced by freedom. We learn to not waste much time in the crash-heap of fear, doubt, or pain caused by those who have no respect for Almighty 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.

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