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December 19, 2020 · Bob Gass

Knowing and enjoying God’s will 

“The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.” Lamentations 3:25 NLT 

If you’re struggling spiritually today, here are three thoughts that will help you: First, realize that doing God’s will isn’t supposed to be easy. Satan, your enemy, gives up nothing without a fight, and anxiety is one of his secret weapons. That’s why the Bible says, “Let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up” (Galatians 6:9 NLT). Overcomers aren’t necessarily more educated or more talented than other people, they’re just more persistent. They push beyond the point at which others quit. Second, believe that God’s will is for your total well-being. You are the offspring of a perfect God, so act like it. His covenant with you is forever, so think like it. Your total well-being is His desire and delight, so live like it. The apostle John wrote, “I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” (3 John v. 2). Third, reach by faith for what God has promised you. Sickness acts like a thief. It can rob you of time with those you love, money that could be used to achieve your goals, and energy needed to fulfill God’s purpose for your life. The prophet Isaiah said, “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows…and by His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:4-5 NKJV). At the cross, Jesus purchased everything you need. So rise up in faith today and claim it, because as the scripture says, “The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.”

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