This week has been all about rising above our current circumstances; not looking at how bad things appear to be but focusing on how much Jesus has done for us. As I was reading a book by Andrew Wommack last night, he pointed out that when we are in the depths of despair and crying out for help, we are like someone who is sitting at a dinner table with a 12 course meal in front of us and whining about how hungry we are. His point was that we just need to EAT!! Receive in faith what God has already done for us through Jesus. 🙂 And I was chatting with someone this morning who was telling me how bad the month of February has been; I told her that I heard her exactly. A few minutes later she gives me this, which we both needed ~
He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou are the Christ, the Son of the living God. – Matthew 16:15-16
When Peter called Jesus “the Son of the living God,” he was saying, “You are the king; this is Your Kingdom. You are in control. Everything You say will come to pass. No person can deny You. No devil can withstand You! No circumstance can stop You!”
“You are the Healer, Deliverer, Redeemer, the One who ransoms, the Lily of the Valley, and the Bright and Morning Star. You are the Hope to the hopeless and Help to the helpless. You are a Father to the orphan and a Husband to the widow! To those who walk the dark night, You are the Bright, Morning Star, the Light of the world! You are the Anointed One whom Israel has sung songs about for four thousand years! You are the King of kings and the Prince of Peace! You are the who we have hoped for, sung for, prophesied for, believed for, and waited for!”
Who do you say He is? Speak out His name and give Him praise for all that He has done for you.
I praise You, Lord Jesus. You have redeemed my life from the pit and have set me on solid group. You are my Hope and my Redeemer. How I praise Your name. Amen!!
And as a side note, as we’ve prayed and discussed what to name our newest son, one name has stuck with me over and over. It’s a hebrew name that stems from one of the names of God, which is God is my Help. How significant that has been to me – just to realize that a characteristic of God is that HE IS OUR HELP!!! I’m so thankful for Him and for that fact.