We live in a world where we face challenges everyday. More and more it seems like the godly thing to do is exactly the opposite of what the world says is correct. There are dreams that we want to follow, but how to get there seems impossible to understand.
We can go through seasons where it feels like we are alone in our struggle. The sleepless nights are filled doubt and frustration. We wonder if God even hears us. No one said it was going to be easy.
There is nothing that you face today that is any harder or more discouraging than it was for those who lived before us. Hebrews 11 is a listing of how God moved in the lives of people just like us. All He asks is that you trust Him. Once you make the move to follow His voice, do the right thing, or turn away from evil, He is freed to move in your life and pour out His blessing. He waits for you to believe in Him so completely that it doesn’t matter what the circumstances look like.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Josh 1:9) Emmanuel is always with us. Always. When we belong to Him, He is committed to His word of promise. Never doubt that God will do what He said He would, just trust Him wildly and watch.