God’s plans for you are good. His promises are steady and true. His intentions are to bless you. Yes, even with what you are going through, he will bless you. Even in this uncertainty, God is sure.
Knowing this, you can continue. You can keep moving forward. You can keep showing up. You can keep being faithful no matter what may come next, because you know God has declared his will for you is good, your future is held, and your destiny is promised.
Hebrews 6:12 “Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance.”
Have we become spiritually dull? Checked out, going through the motions, and generally unimpressed by the sheer miracle of life? Oh, what kind of example have we become when we’ve given up? Who would possibly want to know our Jesus when our lives are so darn dull?
No, our lives are full of hope because of God’s promises to us, and we’re 100% counting on God to do everything he promised. That’s how we get through the hardest of times, and that’s how we are used as a vibrant example of God’s faithfulness. God doesn’t need one more representation of a dull life painting a picture of boring days ruled by chores and tasks. God wants his girls shining bright for him, living BIG, overflowing with his love and power, living with unshakable faith and great endurance. Girls who don’t give up. Girls who don’t back down. Girls who stay the course. Girls who are committed. Girls who don’t check out.
We are called to be those girls!
The MSG translation says we are the ones who “get everything promised to them.”
What does it look like to get everything God has promised? Let’s read the next verse. Hebrews 6: 13-15 MSG “When God made his promise to Abraham, he backed it all the way, putting his own reputation on the line. He said, “I promise that I’ll bless you with everything I have—bless and bless and bless!” Abraham stuck it out and got everything that had been promised to him.”
God wants to give us everything. He wants to not only bless us, but bless and bless and bless. Oh, that’s a triple blessing! To walk in that level of blessing, we must be like Abraham and stick it out. When we refuse to give up and refuse to run from the hard things, then we too will get everything God has promised.
What would your life look like if God could bless and bless and bless? That is his desire. He’s been revealing his power to you. He’s been calling you closer. He’s been growing and strengthening you through every struggle and hardship. And every time you don’t give up, you face the hard things, and you stand in faith, you get more of what God has promised you.
A triple blessing on your life. Digging deeper into a triple blessing in scripture, I found a blessing the Lord specifically gave to Moses for his people. Numbers 6: 24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
Now, Sister, that’s God’s plan to bless and bless and bless. You are totally and completely covered by Him. You receive his protection, his guidance, his grace, his favor, and his peace.
“The Lord bless you and keep you.” The Hebrew word for bless is barak, which means God’s presence in a close relationship with his people. God is not only WITH YOU, but he is personally invested in you. The Hebrew word for keep is shamar, which means to guard, protect, and take care of.
God has promised to be with you and divinely protect you. You are not helpless and you are not alone, ever. This is God’s promise and he cannot break his promise.
“The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.” The Hebrew word for face is panim, and it reflects not only God’s presence, but God’s power. God’s power is shining on you, strengthening you to do impossible things. If you’re looking for a reason to keep going, there it is … God’s power is shining on you! And in all his miraculous power, he is so gracious with you. He is kind, he is patient, and he is compassionate.
“The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” God looks upon you with favor. Yes, you are his favorite girl. You are his chosen one, the one he has set apart, and positioned here for a time such as this. You are covered in favor. When the world says it could never work out for you, God says he never needed the world to co-sign his miraculous works in your life. He can and will do impossible things through his favor. And this gives you peace. A calm in the storm. A blessed assurance that God is in complete control and he sits high upon a throne in Heaven with full awareness of every detail and a plan to work everything concerning you together for good. Oh yes, he knows and he’s working for you. That’s peace. Indescribable, unspeakable, peace.
God wants to bless and bless and bless you. A triple blessing. Like Abraham, if we will just stick it out, we will get everything promised to us.
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.