Welcome again to this week's word for the week. The bible says who can harm you if you be followers of that which is good. Yes, I'm paraphrasing the exact wording for the purpose of getting straight to what it means. We face so many things on this road. We go through so many trials and tribulations but the Lord assures us in all of them. We shall reap if we faint not. Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers them from them all. The Lord will never leave or forsake you. The list goes on.
What does all of this mean to you on a personal level? Let's be honest here for a moment. Have you ever wondered where is your faith when you go through "certain" things? I emphasize the word certain because we can be strong in one area and not so strong in another. One thing can roll right off of you while another thing can linger and bother you. We're human if we dare to be honest. Yes, we are spiritual beings having a human experience but let us never underestimate that human experience.
So the question many ask is what is God doing and sometimes where is He? Well, in spite of the fact that Jesus wondered where God was while He was on that cross there is one thing He never did. He doubted if God was watching. He simply asked where are you. There are many times when we ask where God is only to realize He is still right there. At the moment we're about to hit the panic button we see that He truly hasn't left us. As much as it may hurt we always have the assurance that He's there to hold our hand when needed.
This week is simple as it is meant to be an encouragement to many. It's never been about what it looks like or what "they" say. It's always been about God having the last word in everything. There's no victory if there's no race. There's no victory if there's no battle. Victory is not a result of nothing happening. It's a result of going through whatever and facing whatever and coming out on top. It's time to refocus and rearrange your faith. It's time to truly stand on what God has said. It's not enough to hear it. You've got to run with the promise. I'll end by saying this. Regardless of the roar of the lion the true Master of not only the jungle but the universe has been, still is, and will forever be the Almighty God!! Never forget that.
May the Lord continue to bless and keep you in His grace,
Bishop Carlos J. Lennon