“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good (encouraging) word makes it glad.”
PROVERBS 12:25 AMP http://bible.com/1588/pro.12.25.amp
Holler if ya hear me now?
I can’t help but think about my dear companion Martha during the holidays. You know, the sister that the Lord spoke to my heart about my being similar.
The one who was cumbered about many things….
Her heart was heavy, and Jesus reminded her that the good Word that her sister was hearing would drive it out.
Why is it, that sometimes we run to everything and anything, but the Word?
As if we can fix anything on our own.
I’m testifying to you today that my heart has been anxious the past couple of days, but God gave me the Good Word today that drove it out.
It was from that book I was reading from Sadie.
You wanna hear it? The Good Word?
Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? James 2:25
Rahab The Who? Rahab the Harlot.
Its amazing to me how quick we forget that we are justified by the righteousness of our faith and not what we were.
Or, who we are now.
Rahab simply believed God.
So did Abraham.
Their account of righteousness was immediately activated. God didn’t look at who they were or who they’d been,
He looked at Whom they Believed.
We stop believing we’re worthy to receive or even to keep on believing when we mess up.
But I’m here to remind your anxious heart,
with the Good Word of Truth,
that that’s simply not true.
You see, that’s not an every day scripture. The one about Rahab.
I mean, you may never have even heard of Rahab. But I had. And this scripture spoke volumes to me, because when I was learning to hear God’s Voice and fighting for my marriage, in the early years, the enemy was doing all he could, to get me to stop believing.
He would say, “what makes you think God wants your marriage to thrive. You guys got together in sin. You just made all this up in hopes of a fairy tale.”
BUT THEN GOD SPOKE;
A Good Word,
and entered that very line of treacherous thinking with;
“oh yeah, what about Rahab?”
He said, “She was monumental in the freedom of my people, and she was in sin when I found her.”
I’m not preaching sin. When your heart is for Jesus, you stop wanting sin. Your flesh might, but your Spirit is brand new, and wants to please God.
But that’s not the point.
The point is, if the enemy is beating you up and telling you that you have no basis to believe God, you can stop his lies, that are producing anxiety with this Good Word;
|¶ If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.|
|9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9|
Jesus covered us. We believe in Him. In His Righteousness. In His strength, and as we do, He works it out in us.
So, don’t stop believin.
Look for that Word.
He is Faithful to get it to you.
The One thing, (the Word) Jesus said, would take care of the many things that can make us anxious.