This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: James 1:12 (ESV)
Today I am thinking about how God can salvage anyone and anything. Recently I was talking about how I can let that negative voice enter my thoughts when I’m waiting on a prayer to be answered. I will quickly tell myself that I’m not worthy of that prayer to be answered. Or, maybe my prayer isn’t being answered due to a poor choice that I made in the past.
The one thing thing this negative self talk does is cause me to lose hope.
When I turn to the Scriptures, I look to Moses, who also lost hope at a pivotal time in his life. It seems as though Moses’s life is set up to be the one who would ultimately appeal to Pharaoh to release his people from bondage.
However, in one rash, poor choice, Moses ends up murdering an Egyptian whom he saw mistreating an Israelite.
Feeling a great deal of shame and hopelessness, Moses fled Egypt to the desert. He did not know at that time, what course his life would take.
At this point, it is clear that Moses needed to change some of his ways. God worked with Moses while he spent many years in the wilderness. However, when God’s work with Moses was complete, He restored Moses to the mantle of his life and allowed him to fulfill his life’s purpose.
That says to me, release that thing that drains your hope. God can salvage anyone and anything, no matter how bleak the situation appears.
The Words that inspire me are, “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12 (ESV)
Tomorrow, let’s talk about favor. Please share this reflection with others as they also desire to be inspired.
So today, release that which drains your hope and remember, God can salvage anything.