As you encounter the frustration of your limits know I am with you still. Even though you feel alone and helpless I am with you nevertheless. Even though you feel unskilled and incapable, know I am with you, not only in presence, but in power too. When you feel you do not know how to advance, remain still and silent as I speak to you and instruct you. I will give you the revelation you need, so you will know what to do and how to do it. But I will also supply you with the courage and strength you will need as well. For I desire to see you to grow, but also to advance. (1)
Do not be worried for surely these difficult, confusing, and painful days will come. Do not be discouraged, nor fearful. Do not presume you have made an error simply because you experience difficulties, trials, or confusion. Instead, rest in the assurance of my heart for you, my love for you, my plans for you, and my faithfulness towards you, for I will never leave you and will not only guide you, but will also inspire and empower you to persevere, so you will not give up. (2)
My spirit will engage with your heart, comforting and consoling your emotions, but also your mind, giving specific understanding and practical application. My spirit will not merely massage your sentiments in order to make you feel good, but will also provide clear and lasting perspective so you will be inspired with the action you know you need to take. In addition to inspiration, I will also supply you with the revelation of the strength you truly possess, as well as activating this strength within you. With this you will not merely understand what you need to do, and feel good about recognizing this, but will also possess the energy, power, and strength to execute and implement it as well. (3)
In your weakness I am made strong. My strength will manifest so do not avoid the circumstances in which your weakness is exposed, but run towards them and embrace them. As your weakness comes to the forefront you will rely on me and my strength, and in doing so you will experience my miraculous power but also my overwhelming faithfulness too. In your mind you already understand the concept of faithless, reliability, and consistency, but you have not possessed it in your heart, for you have never experienced anyone, or anything, as faithful as I am. So while you understand the concept, you understand it in a superficial manner, without having tried it by experience through difficulty and desperation. (4)
So as you enter into these settings and become more desperate than you want to be, or would like to admit, you will begin to observe but also apprehend the significance of my faithfulness and reliability in all things.
The possession of this understanding will truly change your life, for it will allow you to know without doubt, without wavering, just how secure you really are, and will allow you to surrender to my will for your life without hesitation, without excuse, without fear, and without reservation. So allow me to not only reveal my faithfulness to your mind by intellectual understanding, but also to your heart through the trials of fire and experiences of difficulty. (5)
(1) Hebrews 13:5
(2) John 16:33
(3) 1 Corinthians 2:16, Isaiah 40:29
(4) 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
(5) 1 Peter 4:12, 1 Peter 5:6
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