When I think of the word "𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦" I think of balance, solid, firm, and being secure. I have reached a point in my life where I want to be mentally, physically, spiritually, and financially stable. But it is like everything in my life seems to be throwing my balance off to where I cannot be stable.
𝑃𝑠𝑎𝑙𝑚 62:2 says,
He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
In life we go through trials and really hard times. In the midst of our trials we feel weak, we give up, and we feel as though God has forgotten about us. But what I have come to learn is that in every situation in our life, the enemy tries to throw us off to where we give up on God. But scripture tells us that if we submit ourselves to God, we can resist the devil and he will flee from us.
𝑅𝑜𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑠 15:13 tells us that
by the power of the holy spirit you may abound in hope
This past Sunday I was debating rather I wanted to go to church or not and of course I decided to go. If you keep up with my blogs you will know that I speak a lot on hope and that we should always look for hope when we go through trials in our life. Well, the Pastor's message was "𝐺𝑜𝑑 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐺𝑜𝑑 𝑜𝑓 ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑒." Of course the message seemed so simple, but while sitting there I realized how often and how much I loose hope. Everyday last week I felt hopeless and felt as though I had no one to turn to and that I was at the end of the road. I was ready to throw the towel in.
But the question is 𝑤ℎ𝑦 𝑑𝑜 𝑤𝑒 𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑒 ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑒? Don't we know that God will supply our every need, doesn't the word tell us that if we ask it shall be given, and don't we know that God is our hope? So why is it that we constantly lose hope?
We lose hope when we allow the enemy to take over. Only the enemy would want us to give up, not trust God, and allow us to feel hopeless. But that is when we resist the devil and show him just who God is. God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. If God does not give up on us then we should not give up on him. Stop allowing the enemy to take your hope away and make you feel that God is not there.
When you submit yourself to God nothing or no one can take that away from you. Your relationship with God should be so strong that you have no choice but to depend on him, to call on him, and to feel hopeful. When we are hopeful, we are stable. Hope is a feeling of expectation or desire and a feeling of trust. Once you cast your desires unto God and put your trust in him, you are bound to be strong, of great courage, and most of all stable.
𝑊𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑡 ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑒? 𝐼𝑛 𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑑𝑜 𝑤𝑒 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑒? Those are the questions that I ask you, I want you to ask yourself those questions and answer them. It took me some time to see that having hope was the only way that I was going to be stable. Hope that things will work out in my favor, hope for a prosperous future, and hope that God will supply my every need. There is no reason for us to loose hope and trust in God. Once we submit ourselves to him, we should have hope that everything will be alright.
Our stability in life comes from our hope. Stay hopeful and steadfast in God's word and watch how stable your life will be. I encourage you to answer the questions that I asked you, I did this a week ago to see what was taking my hope and allowing me to feel hopeless. After figuring out what it was that was stealing my hope, I had to make some adjustments and allow God to come back in and give me my hope again.
It is okay to feel hopeless once and while, but don't continue to go day in and day out feeling that way, when God is there to help you through it all. BE BLESSED