04 December 2009

Hold Fast!

I can't tell you how many times this has happened to me.  Has it ever happened to you?  You receive a great blessing from God, only to have Satan sneak in and try to steal it away.

One moment you are shouting praise to the Lord for His goodness, vowing to never doubt Him again. The next, you are facing devastating financial setbacks, heartbreaking conflicts in your most important relationships, or what feels like an insurmountable disappointment.  Just when you thought things were looking up, just when you were resolved once again to trust God, just when you thought you were going to make it, BAM!  You're blindsided.  You don't even know what hit you.

I really have been there, but I am here to tell you that it is in those moments you must hold fast and refuse to let Satan rob you of your blessing.  The Lord warned us in His Word:

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill,
and to destroy. I have come that they may have life,
and that they may have it more abundantly.
John 10:10 (NKJV)

Satan is unrelenting.  He is not impressed by our shouts of victory.  He continuously works against us, convinced it is just a matter of time before we once again succumb to fear and doubt. He wants to see us run scared.

However, we serve a God who is faithful, and not forgetful. He does not bless with one hand, and rob with the other.  He does not promise to provide, and then leave us to fend for ourselves.  We must not allow Satan to lie to us about who God is, and what He has promised to do. We must hold fast!  These are not days to lose hope, but days to hang tough on the promises of God.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without
wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
(Hebrews 10:23)

We live in a day when we need unshakable faith.  Thankfully, we serve a God of unwavering faithfulness!

If Satan is trying to rob your blessing, I encourage you today to grab it back!   Don't let him steal your victory, or destroy your peace. Satan has neither the power nor authority to override God's will for your life.  Our loving heavenly Father who blessed you yesterday knew full well what today would bring.  Hold fast to the Lord.  His promises to you are everlasting!

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