Well, this last time has been different. Things got tough and our usual M.O. is to sell up, sort out and move on promising God we will change. But God had other plans: He prevented our home from being sold, none or our usual 'plans' worked. God allowed them all to be blocked.
|Nothing in our own strength worked!|
Then.... she decided that enough was enough! She went to work getting a law passed which ultimately happened. They changed churches! But... they still live where they always lived, they still worked where they always worked. They pushed through a very tough time and got through it. Their neighbour and his family eventually left town!
They stayed - and won
The enemy - left
My encouragement to you is to stand firm. Push through. Trust God in the tough times and don't run! Yes, there will be times when its God's will for you to move but for us to do so was to repeat the same pattern and not have the satisfying victory in Christ for pushing through. I can say that for us, having done things God's way, despite our every attempt to do it our way, has brought much peace, much joy and much satisfaction. We are staying - and winning! And the glory? Its all God's!
Jer 42 v 10: If you will still abide in this land, then I will build you up and not pull you down, and I will plant you and not pluck you up. For I am relenting concerning the disaster that I have brought upon you.
That is how God works - do things His way, you benefit, just remember to give Him all the glory!
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