Day 19 of 21 Days of Prayer. My Redeemer Lives. Job was a man who experienced great losses; suddenly. The losses were so overwhelming that Job doubted himself and searched for answers through friends who had none. As Job recognized the physical constraints of his human understanding, he realized that he must put his hope in God. Job said, “But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and he will stand upon the earth at last (Job 19:25).”
Can you imagine how Job felt when he learned of the loss of his servant, sheep, and children? Like Job, when we experience loss, we often ask, “Why me?” This can’t be happening to me. Denial is an intrinsic defense mechanism that helps buffer the pain of reality. Job experienced anger. He wondered if he could have done things differently. He spent days grieving his losses. But, when Job recognized his human frailties and his needed dependence on a higher being, God Almighty, his situation turned around.
When Job prayed for his friends, he released the anointing of the double over his life. God gave Job double for his trouble. His latter days were greater than his beginning (Job 42:12).
Losses can be devastating, but they are not permanent. Job had to cross the bridge of loss to reach the double. He had to cross the bridge of disappointment to reach the double. He had to cross the bridge of disruption. Job experienced pain. Job's life became uncomfortable.
God will use pain, discomfort, loss, disappointment, and rejection to get us moving. But, our weapons of prayer, praise, and worship will carry us as we cross the bridge recognizing our Redeemer lives.
You may have experienced a loss on this side of life, but on the other side of the bridge your Redeemer has double for you. God will give you double for your pain.
Some of you did not get the promotion. You were more qualified than the other candidates, but keep moving forward. The denial is your bridge to the double. Your Redeemer has double for you on the other side of the bridge. Forgive the people who have done you wrong. Don’t hold grudges. Cast your pain upon Jesus Christ. He can handle it better than you. Walk into your destiny that’s on the other side of the bridge.
You may have lost business contracts. Employees had to be laid off. Your car has been repossessed. You can’t pay your mortgage. Keep stepping my friend. Cross the bridge. You will experience pain along the way. Weeping may endure during the night but joy comes in the morning.
Your Redeemer awaits you on the other side of the bridge to give you double the business you had before. Your employees will double. You will need a new building to accommodate everyone. Your properties will double.
God is taking you through a process because he knows that what’s ahead of you requires a greater level of faith, a greater level of maturity, and a greater level of love.
God’s separating you from friends. God’s separating you from family. God is separating you from people that are mad with you not because of what you did to them but because what they have done to you. God said, “Enough”. The social bullying ends today.
God’s separating you from places and things that will not accommodate your significance on the other side of the bridge. Keep stepping. Don’t allow your dreams and visions to turn into a pillar of salt. Cast off the pain. Cast off the negative words and curses that people have spoken over your life. Cast off limitations. Cast off doubts, Cast off fears.
You must walk by faith. Trials come to test the genuineness of your faith. Don’t allow the losses to take your eyes off the end result, the salvation of your souls. Walk in love. Walk in forgiveness. Praise God while you’re walking. Glorify God on the journey of faith (I Peter 1:3-9). Honor God daily. Your Redeemer awaits you on the other side of the bridge with the double.
Decree and Declare (Say aloud)
“My Redeemer lives. There is hope on the other side of the bridge. I am blessed by God. I am victorious. I receive the double in my life. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I am more than a conqueror. I am a child of the Most High God. I am a child of the Redeemer. My Redeemer lives in me. I am full of joy, full of faith, and full of love. The Holy Spirit abides in me. I am not alone because greater is he who's in me than he that's in the world. I walk by faith and not by sight, in the name of Jesus, amen.”
~inspiring hope & seasoning faith, Dr. Regina M. Daigre
P.S.: We dedicate today's blog to Rob Alston to comfort him during his time of bereavement. We are sorry for your loss. Pastor Sean & Dr. Regina Daigre & the High Hopes Church Family