Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it.”
I can count numerous times that I’ve crumbled in my walk with the Lord. Yes, Jesus was my foundation but what had I added to that foundation. Although I was constantly praying to God I still felt weak and ready to topple over because my circumstances and situations were overtaking me. What was missing?
The missing piece was an adequate framework to accompany my foundation in Christ. My framework wasn’t set in God’s Word therefore instead of receiving hope and victory to withstand the storms of life I was being blown over.
Don’t misunderstand me prayer is very important as the way to communicate with God, but it piggybacks off of God’s Word. The lack of God’s Word in my day-to-day life was a fatal flaw leaving me open to worry, doubt, and fear. I had to realize that God upholds His Word and if I wasn’t in agreement with His Word by faith then how could God move victoriously in my life? God’s Word is the framework that holds up to the wind, downpours, & veracious storms that try to crush me.
Once I understood to combine my prayers with the proper confession of God’s Word then things began to change. The winds of worry didn’t seem as strong, downpours of fear couldn’t steal my joy. The storms of doubt and destruction couldn’t push me over. With my foundation in Jesus built upon a framework of God’s Word I could withstand troubles ahead. Take a look at the scriptures below that helped me see how important God’s Word was to my foundation.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
In life, I will face circumstance and situations that will try to discourage and defeat me. The key will always be what am I believing and confessing concerning what the Word of God says as I stand on the redemptive work of Jesus. Will I proclaim my victory through a strong framework built on God’s Word or will I crumble because I haven’t sustained my foundation?
By: Rhonie McBerry
Rhonie is a licensed radiation therapist providing care to those battling cancer. She learned to embrace a new normal after being diagnosed with Crohn’s. disease and uses the power of words to encourage others to see past their darkest day to a brighter horizon. She is the author of Embracing a New Normal, God Has Drawn The Blueprints Vol I &II, Words That Surround Your Soul devotionals, and a host of blog posts on her website www.RhonieSays.com.