I was trying to find something in one of my prayer journals this week, and in flipping quickly through the pages, a sentence jumped out at me. It was not what I was looking for, but it caught my attention. It happened to be at a time when I was going through a struggle. The words were – When you are at the end of your rope, let go of yours, and hold onto Mine!
Just a few days later, my Pastor, gave a message and spoke about the tassels on the hem of Jesus’ garment. All of a sudden, I got a revelation that the tassel is His rope! That is what the woman with the issue of blood grabbed on to when she received her healing.
So many people are going through hard times, but that’s when we grab on to Jesus. We may have our moments of weakness – but didn’t David? And what about Elijah who ran and hid? Weren’t they frightened and discouraged at times? But hard times did not stop them and they will not stop you!
Courage does not mean that you are not afraid – in means you go on in spite of fear. It does not mean you are not discouraged – it means you go on in spite of discouragement. Courage is the decision to move forward – even when you are at the end of your rope!
The strength to do that doesn’t come from the size of your body – it comes from who is inside of you, and what He gives us. His character. An elephant can be afraid of a mouse. If we are filled with the Lord, then no matter how small we are, no matter how weak or discouraged we “feel” – God’s character, His strength, and even the faith He gives us, will be sufficient to carry us through.
When David fought Goliath, he was young and small and Goliath was a giant. However David came against him in God’s name and with the abilities God gave him. God gave him the character, the strength to stand above the others and fight the giant. What is the giant in your life right now?
Is it health, the economy, relationships? Nothing is impossible to them that believe. So for those of you who have suffered and endured many battles and even losses over the last few years, take heart. If you were not important to God’s Kingdom purposes, the enemy would not bother! And he usually attacks the hardest right before the blessing and promise comes, to try to make you give up.
So for all the weary ones out there who are at the end of their ropes – let go of yours and take hold of the Lord’s!