Thank you God for meeting my…Thank you God for answering my…Thank you God for providing me with…Thank you God for doing… These are all praises we give to God after He meets our need. These are powerful statement the give direct recognition to God recognizing He is the answer to all of or prayers and our provider. It is easy to follow God when and trust in Him know our prayers are answered or you see the path them being answered. But to praise and trust God while you are in the fire is another thing. It is another type of trusting God. You have nothing! Not a dime to your name after you pay rent, car is 3 months behind, you have not paid any of your past due bills. You are getting hounded by collector’s trying to collect money you do not have. Your car has been repossessed and your children are wearing clothes and shoes that are to small for them, but you can not do anything about it because you have nothing. You are in the FIRE, and it is hot and it is uncomfortable and there seems to be not way out. A downward spiral getting closer to the bottom. You are doing everything you can, praying, working extra hours, and rattling your brain to try to figure a way out. But you just keep digging deeper and deeper. Do you trust Him? I cant see a way out of this pit…Do you trust Him? You just put every extra bit of money in the offering at a church conference, but you still have nothing..Do you trust Him? The bible says “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” – Phil 4:19. So praise Him in the Fire, God may not come when you want Him to but He will be there right on time meeting ALL of your needs. He does not say how or when He will meet the needs but He will meet them. We need to be encouraged and trust God in our tribulation; “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Jesus has been there done that, He knows first hand what we are going through so we are not alone. Now is not the time to be stressed and depressed in your fire, in your storm. Now is the time to praise Him in advance. God is good and He has our best interest in mind In our weakness God is made strong. ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10 He is there even when we don’t think He is. Trust in Him During the Test, Trust Him in the Fire. In the fire it is smokey and hard to see through the thick clouds. But Faith is the substance of things Hoped for the evidence of things not seen. So if all you can see is disaster, Trust God. Praise Him and know He will make a way out of no way!
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