“You will be firmly established in righteousness: You will be far from [even the thought of] oppression, for you will not fear, And from terror, for it will not come near you. "If anyone fiercely attacks you it will not be from Me. Whoever attacks you will fall because of you.”-Isaiah 54:14-15(Amplified Bible)
God has got your back. Regardless of the situations that you are facing right now, I want you to know that God has got your back and he is giving you breakthrough at this time in your life. The major factor that will enable you to receive is faith. Jesus said it best in Mark 5:36, “Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.”
You’ll always face this internal conflict between faith and doubt where you want to believe and expect God’s good intentions for your life, but the external facts and the voices of others will affect your reasoning and cause you to doubt whether a breakthrough is really your portion from the Lord. However, remember what God spoke through Isaiah during a pivotal moment in Israel’s history when life didn’t resemble the prophetic promise, “In righteousness, you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.” I’m pretty sure Isaiah had hecklers that said, “C’mon man we’re facing a major threat to our nation’s future so don’t go getting people’s hopes up.” What those people don’t understand is that the prophetic word is often released at times like this when what people need the most is an infusion of fresh hope to combat the oppression of their circumstances.
I want to encourage you right now. God has arranged for your breakthrough. You said of your trouble, “God sent this to strengthen my faith.” However, your trouble is not from the Lord it is from the devil. The devil’s goal was to get you to agree with the oppression and fear that has troubled your heart so that in accepting them you would then be identified with them, but this is not God’s will for you. Breakthrough the barriers of fear and oppression by identifying with the Christ in you because there is no place for them in your life. God desires that you would receive hope infusions so that you can dispense hope to others. You are victorious over not just somethings, but over everything that would try to oppose your destiny in God. Remember Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn. This [peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And this is their vindication from Me," says the Lord.”
Steve Tolbert is an emerging revivalist who is passionate about drawing people closer to God.