The righteous is delivered from trouble, and it comes to the wicked instead. – Proverbs 11:8

The world has lost its mind. There are signs of trouble all around us. Do not let anxiety take control of your emotions. Be of good courage. King Jesus will not leave you in the midst of this mess. He is coming back to deliver His bride. Be ready!

Declaration: I’m looking up. I know my deliverer is near. He will never leave me nor forsake me. I am His and He is mine.

Learn to Live with Jesus

There’s this movie where, during the showdown, the good guy has a chance at freedom and redemption just by walking away. But he also has a chance to kill his friend’s murderer. Since he couldn’t resist, he lost it all.

Just like that, your flesh is something you have to lay down to overcome. That’s the way any marriage works. Now, it’s natural for a man to want a woman, but not for him to be able to live with a woman. This is how it works in your covenant with and fidelity to King Jesus. Your fidelity means everything in every time and season.

You have to let the Holy Spirit bishop your life. Daily say, “How I serve the Lord in this thing is that I don’t do that thing. I please the Lord instead of my flesh.” It’s all about saying no to the things you know would break the heart of King Jesus.

Jesus is the sanctifier. You have access to His holiness through faith in your ability to take every sin, doubt, and weakness to Him. He’s sent His Spirit to train you in righteousness, guide, convict, strengthen, and comfort you.

“…let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses…” – Hebrews 4:14-15

Stay faithful to Jesus no matter what. If you stumble through the commands, repent. Admit you still need your Savior. Trust him over the world and your own history. You can’t match His holiness, but you can be faithful to Jesus by choosing to believe what He says about the world and about you. What does He say?

… we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” – Romans 5:3-5;  James 1:2-4