Ours sewer backed up into bathtub this afternoon. It was actually a pretty fitting end to the week I had, I almost have to laugh now. I sat here with a pounding head, that combined with the pain from my shoulder, is causing waves of nausea to course through me. In the midst of that I hear God say, I will never leave or forsake you. Poppa, I’m praying for strength and healing and I’m swollen like a blowfish. I’ve lost range of motion in my left arm and the pain is almost constant. I then hear Him say, I will not fail you. Trust Me even in this. I heard fortify in my spirit so I looked it up. To fortify is to strengthen (a place) with defensive works so as to protect it against attacks. I am giving you the strength you prayed for, the strength required for your destiny in me, the strength you need to battle the enemy. A “wow” moment as that sinks in and my vision clears.
When I pulled my Bible out, I found God tells us in both the Old and New Testament that He will not forsake us. In Deuteronomy 31:6 He says, “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” He is with us every step on this path that we walk with Him. This verse also says He will not fail us! In Hebrews 13:5 we read, “[Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” People may read this blog and think she has the worse luck. No my friends, I have a God that is strengthening me. He’s molding me and creating a testimony that will reach others for His Kingdom. Never discount your circumstance, God uses all thing for His glory when His kids are involved. God may not be answering my prayer in the way I envisioned, He May not be answering yours in the way you envisioned. But child of God, He will never leave or sake us. God’s got me and He’s got you too! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal