There is No Hopelessness in Christ

For the past two days, I have felt so angry.  As I type this, it is Friday, July 8.  I don’t think I have ever started and deleted so many status updates on Facebook.  My newsfeed is filled with fear, helplessness, hopelessness, hatred, (justified) anger and depression.

Yesterday I posted the following status update:

“If only Christians understood the authority we have in Him… So many things that happen, just wouldn’t. If you believe you are hopeless and helpless, you are. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7). We have a real enemy, yes, but our enemy has been defeated. He is a thief, he has ability just as any thief does, but we have authority. We can bind the very will of God to any situation and see it come to pass. Problem is, so many don’t even have a clue what God’s will is to begin with. When will the Earth be able to stop groaning, waiting for God’s children to stand up, know who they are, and do what they are called to do? I’m so tired of the pleading and begging and wishing and hoping this will work type of thinking. “Oh God!!! Please heal, help, save, blah, blah, blah.”
YOU DO IT, “believer”!!! John 14:12-14 12 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. 13 You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. 14 Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!

Today, I posted the following:

“You have heard it said that as a believer, that same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives inside of you. Do you really believe that? How is it that you are helpless, hopeless, depressed, running scared and without any options at all when He lives inside of you? The hope of glory dwells within you!!

There are some warriors about to rise up. Believing believers who won’t allow the enemy’s tactics to move or shake them into a state of panic or fear. Believing believers who will state the truth because there is a definitive Truth and His name is Yeshua. Dead will be raised, demons will be cast out and the sick will be healed. Where are those believers?”

Truly, what is in a person comes out in times like these.  When one is pressed on all sides, backed up against a wall, that is when you really get to see who they are, what they believe and are made of.

People talk about us being in a war and fighting a battle.  On one hand I get it, but, at the same time I wonder why a Christian believes themselves to be warring.  I thought Jesus said, “It is finished!” because it was in fact and entirely, finished.  He did it all, he won it all, gave us all and that’s that.

One of my friends once asked, “Then why am I going through all this stuff?”  With love, I replied, “Because you are allowing it.”  Sometimes, I think we much prefer staying in a state of victimization.  We prefer situations being someone else’s fault, in someone else’s control or doing so that it is all out of our hands.  We get to feel hopeless, helpless, victimized and do absolutely nothing but whine, cry, complain and mope.  This is not what Christians are called to.

I think it is well past time that we shed this orphan spirit mentality and really take hold of our identity in Him. We need to show the world what the children of God can do.  We can’t afford to waste any more time.

Here’s what I told someone I love: I think I have shared this with you but if not, just take some time and sit still and just focus on Him. Tell Him what you are feeling and going through. Lay it all out there, He knows anyway. Ask Him to give you something in exchange for those awful feelings and wait. Soak Him in and enjoy.

 

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