From Fetters to Fulfillment: The Journey of Joseph

Psalm 112:7
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

We have a firm foundation on which to stand! The Lord is faithful and trustworthy, ever present through the changes and seasons of our lives. One who learns to trust the Lord is wise to do so consistently through it all, even when he can’t see how the Lord is going to come through one time more than another! I love this verse because it is very timely for a country which has gone into panic mode over all the bad news we’ve seen in the headlines.

For those of you who fear tomorrow because of the evil tidings you have received today, take a good long look at this verse again! When we fix our heart on the Lord, we have nothing to fear. The truth is, though others may fall, yet the Lord will take care of His own! Our hearts just need to be fixed! This word “fix” means “to make stable; to set or establish immovably”.

You see, when we trust the Lord in our situations, our heart is stabilized because faith runs off the fear! It’s good to know Who knows what we don’t know! As I once heard it said, “I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow!” So, it doesn’t matter how big or small the problem is, because God has never come up to a challenge bigger than Himself, nor will He!

It’s when we try to fix it ourselves, relying and trusting in our own strength and ability to fix it, that we get ourselves in more trouble than we’re already in. We should just acknowledge the fact that without Jesus, we can do nothing! The sooner we learn to just trust the Lord, the better off we’ll be, and the sooner He can work on our behalf and deliver us, because all He’s waiting on is faith!

Do not think of people of faith as unrealistically optimistic, for it is their faith in the Lord which brings into reality that which is yet to be! Faith IS the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. If we therefore trust the Lord as the verse teaches, then that which others fear will have no effect on us, for we are living and walking in the supernatural at that point, knowing that if the Lord doesn’t handle it, it will never be taken care of in the first place!

What bad news have you received lately? Don’t be afraid of the bad news, but rather just trust the Lord, and He WILL see you through, regardless of what you have heard!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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