You Won't Feel A Thing
"Now faith is the assurance of things expected, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the men of old obtained a good testimony." Hebrews 11:1, 2, NASB (with marginal readings included).
Araminta Harriet Ross (1820-1913), bka Harriet Tubman, was a woman of deep Christian spirituality and stentorian faith. Born a slave, she somehow escaped to freedom, overcoming overwhelming odds and obstacles standing in her way. But after escaping to freedom, she did what many considered to be suicidal: she made 17 return trips back South to lead scores of other slaves to freedom. No doubt, there were times during her missions that may have given her pause as to why she had chosen such a dangerous and difficult assignment. Nevertheless, in spite of what emotions or stressors she may have experienced - be it fear, weariness, discouragement, frustration, despair, anger, sickness, sadness, hunger, etc. - she did not allow her emotions to overcome the one thing that propelled her along her toilsome journeys - her faith. When it came down to it, she really didn't feel a thing; but by faith, she knew what God had called her to do, what needed to be done, and what the final outcome and destiny would be - the devil notwithstanding. She didn't "feel" a thing, she "faithed" it.
Are you going through some emotional ups and downs? We all have some up days and down days. But the good news of the gospel today is that, by faith, we can overcome all obstacles to the destiny that God has for us. Don't get caught up in the vortex of the temporary and fleeting emotions that life's multiple stressors can bring.
Through family drama or tragedy, we shall overcome. Through difficulties on the job, we shall overcome. Through all the opposition of haters and hellraisers, we shall overcome. Don't wait to "feel" that everything will be fine. By faith it's already alright! Move forward through faith in the One who loved us and gave himself for us as the atoning sacrifice for our sins. As Harriet Tubman might have reflected in a moment of divine assurance: "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13. Be blessed and highly favored today.
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