I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
Job 19:25 NIV
It wasn’t too long before I knew what it felt like to live in fear; the wounds are still healing, and daily, choices are presented to me like a breakfast buffet. However, the food choices are spiritual. For instance, God’s Word is our daily bread, and by faith, we can choose to believe God’s promises or likewise believe the lies of the devil, which sets itself against the knowledge of God. Negativity is like morsels; the taste is pleasing to the mind and tongue because we try to make sense of things. However, it’s like a double-edged sword, demolishing your future and hope. Or we can taste God’s goodness when we take those negative thoughts captive and hand them over to the Creator with Thanksgiving and wait patiently as He prepares us for His destination. Whenever I feel anxious, with intentionality, as the Holy Spirit reminds me of His daily word/meal, I thank the Lord for His Holy Spirit, first for sustainability by the richness of His grace, mercy, love, and unfailing faithfulness, which is unlimited and cannot be contained in a box. His provisions spill out toward others; we are instruments of His goodness and loving kindness. Likewise, the devil uses negativity to doubt God and sow seeds of hate and death, thus destroying our hopes and dreams for ourselves and others. Joshua first said, “Today” choose for yourselves. It is a daily choice. Jesus, You are my Redeemer, and I know that You live. Today, I choose to trust You and not lean on my understanding or believe the lies of the evil one. In Jesus name, amen.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. You will find me,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”
Jeremiah 29:11-14 NIV