Paul says a time comes when “having done all, [we] stand” (Ephesians 6:13). We stand on God’s Word — in spite of all our pain and grief, in spite of all the weakness of our flesh. In the Word of God we read of two who made the determination that, “I just need to touch the hem of his garment.” (The account of the ruler of the synagogue and the woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years is found in Mark 5:22-43.)If you have not yet seen the answer to your prayer, you may wonder if God has forgotten you. I can assure you that he has been working on your deliverance from the moment you first prayed and your miracle is on its way.I encourage you to stop digging up your past and remembering old bondages. And don’t run from one place to another seeking answers. Press in with faith and touch Jesus for yourself. Unburden yourself to him and commit everything into his hands. He has promised never to forsake you, so reach out to him. When David wrote in Psalm 147:4 that the Lord “counts the number of the stars,” he is reminding us, “When you’re in pain and feel like all is hopeless, stop and look up at the galaxies.” Our loving Father made all this! When we take time to concentrate on the majesty and power of the Creator, we gain perspective and realize that he is more than capable of meeting our individual needs.We can stand in assurance as we fight battles within and pressures without, “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2).
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
"We can stand in assurance as we fight battles within and pressures without, “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2).On a prayer call this morning our focus was on the holiness of the Lord. We are being transformed from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord. Our prayer is that we would see the face of Jesus. The storm clouds are gathering, there will be great trials, but we are called to overcome as more than conquerors through Him that loved us, as we look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.