There it is. Written in black and white. You have but a few months to live. You are left in a state of shock. Is this what I’ve been fighting for? Is this what I’ve been praying for? God what happened?
There it is. Written in black and white. All of them actually. Bills. Bills. Bills. How’d it get this far? How did my life become like this? Am I not a child of God? God, what is this?
There it is. Written in black and white. Well, blue too. “__________ is engaged to_________”. “______ is married to _______”. Oh and how can you forget the beautiful baby pics that keep getting posted every 20 mins on Facebook. God what’s happening to me? Am I not good enough? Will I ever have kids? Will I ever find the right person? Will he ever come (back)? Am I to live a life alone?
There it is. But really, it isn’t. God has given you a word. But for some reason, it seems that the total opposite of that word is happening. All of hell breaks lose and there are reinforcements that are not on your side. You question what was spoken to you. Is it really from God? Did you ‘miss’ Him on this? Because, nothing seems to be working the way it should work.
Have you ever had a “there it is” season? Is this it? Did you wake up this morning feeling “when will all this fighting and struggling end?”.
A recent issue that happened in my life had me feeling close to this. It’s as if I kept doing what I felt the Holy Spirit told me to do, but yet, I got no results. I got what I call a “Holy Ghost slap” while driving on the 401 this weekend. ( I promised you that I would be real, sooo…don’t judge me for what I am saying, ok? )
“Hypocrite! Pull over!”
“What did I do?” I said, trying to find a spot to pull over.
“You’ve been talking about faith all this week. But yet you’ve been doubting!”
I got it. No need for further rebukes. But my Loving Abba began to show and teach me faith from another perspective.
“Whose report do you believe?” Were the reminding words of the Holy Spirit to me over the last few days. “Are you going to believe what is written in black and white? Or are you going to believe what I have written?”
Remember the story of Joshua and Caleb? Caleb told Moses that they should go up and possess the land that God had promised. But when some had examined the land, after having seen the size of the people they would have to fight, they came back with a report that it was impossible to possess that land. And so the whole lot of Israelites were discouraged because of a ‘report’ that they had gotten. A report that went against the very grain of what God had spoken to them.
When trials come, when the situation looks hopeless, when the Word that God has given you seems like it’s not ever going to manifest, whose report do you believe? You see, we’ve got two choices when it comes to faith. We can either believe the ‘black and white’ reality that we see or hear, with our natural eyes, or we can believe what God has said according to His Word.
Don’t be moved or shaken by what you see. No matter how it looks, hold on to the Word that God has given you. See it. Let it become your hope. Continually speak it so that you can hear it and override the doubtful reports that you are seeing and hearing. It doesn’t matter what it looks like. Hold on to what He has promised.
To conclude, earlier on I wrote a set of scenarios that began with ”There it is. Written in black and white”
Well, do you know that God’s Word is also written in black and white? So let’s revamp those reports with this one Word from God (There are others. Just use find the scripture that supports what God has spoken to you. And if you can’t, feel free to drop me a comment or an email asking me to help you find a scripture reference).
There it is.. Written in Black and White. “God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through? (Numbers 23:19)
Hold your position in faith. Stand your ground. Believe ONLY the report of the Lord.