There are moments that going to bed feeling that there is no solution; that you will never get back up from the situation that you are at; you constantly feel like you are in a vortex that any happiness or any feeling of security will be taken away from you by the same despair and cloud of insecurity that surrounds you. But even in the midst of that deep hole that your life is; there is a voice that keeps calling out support for you, telling you ” Don’t despair my child that I’m with you”.
One fundamental flaw in the human race since the beginning is that we are headstrong. Since Adam and Eve we have gone through life doing what pleases us; making our own decisions that has brought consequences and is bringing consequences to our lives still. I was a rebellious teen when I was growing up and this situation came from the desperation, loneliness, and feelings of insecurity and hopelessness that I was going through with a dose of anger towards myself and
God. I felt as if my life had no purpose; that I was in the same routine of always. My life looked as a black canvas that never had color or dimension. Even though God spoke to me through a preaching, holy spirit or a bible verse; I always had that fear that I was not good enough, that my life would continue to be the disaster that always was. Even though I was a teen that constantly went to church there still was inside of me pieces of that insecure and rebellious child.
4 But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they had come from.
When I read through the old testament and new testament I see examples of men and women of God being in the same situation. One story that has deeply touch me is Rahab the prostitute from Jericho. When I read the book of Joshua and analyze her story I see a woman in desperation because she wanted a change for herself and family. A woman because of circumstances or her decisions; was belittle and looked down and even though she knew the fate that was to come upon them; still took in the men that Joshua sent to spy on the land of Jericho in and hid them from her King and his army. During those times the hostility and fear that was in Jericho could have brought catastrophic consequences to her and her family but she still stuck to the promise that the enemy had given her.
This woman became part of the lineage from where Jesus comes from. She showed bravery and faithfulness in the midst of adversity and even fear. Why is it then that it’s impossible for us nowadays to stick to our necks for what we believe in; just because someone might criticize, belittle and even make fun of you. We go through different emotions daily but one that is always present is the one of fear and doubt. We do not believe in ourselves and God. We might say that we believe but sometimes actions speak louder then words.
“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.””
We can fight fear through prayer, reading our bible but most importantly is having that understanding and faith in God through it all. Rahab had faith in the God of the Israelites and at the end she saw that her faith brought her blessing upon blessing. Her story should inspire us women and men also to have a deep faith in God. Trouble will come but the one with you is bigger and mightier then the problem that you might have or come face to face with.
P.S. Hope everyone had an amazing January & keep believing in yourself and God’s purpose for you 🗣😁Shalom💕❤️