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The Power of Proclaiming

Psalm 71:20-21

You caused me to experience many troubles and misfortunes, but You will revive me again. You will bring me up again, even from the depths of the earth. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.

David wrote this Psalm, perhaps in his old age. In it we find a man who had learned the pattern of God in his life. Although he had experienced trouble, God would not leave him in it. David had faith that God would revive him, bring him from the pit, increase his honor, and comfort him once again. His struggle was not the end of the story.

If we look only at the present, we will fail to capture God’s vision for our life. We must consider where we’ve been and the things God has placed in our heart in order to see where He is taking us. David knew beyond the shadow of a doubt that God was taking Him somewhere wonderful, and he proclaimed it. He didn’t accept his current troubles or misfortunes as permanent, and neither should we. Like David, we need to verbally state our faith that God is taking us to a better place. Our ability to see a clear path before us begins by believing it is there.

Stop whining and complaining about your current trouble, and start proclaiming God’s faithfulness to you. God has something better for you, and you will begin to see it as you walk forward in faith. Seek Him, and watch your direction become clear in the light of His presence. Anything He allows us to experience is designed to draw us closer to Him and to increase our faith. Don’t waste your pain; learn from it. Like any good parent or good teacher, God responds to faith – not whining and complaining. The journey to victory begins by believing God’s plans are good for you, as His word says, and stating it.

Have a blessed day!

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