“Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live;
And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.”
Funny how stepping “out of the boat” and fixing my eyes on Jesus regardless of the opinions of well-meaning people who cannot hear for themselves what God is telling me to do, has brought on a plethora of confirmations – from scriptures, to highly relevant social media posts popping up constantly at the top of my feeds, to songs on the radio or the God-ordained first song that pops up when I put my music on shuffle to a new song at church that perfectly mirrors the very thing that God told me that very morning during my devotions, almost word for word. It’s like God is telling me I am on the right track no matter how crazy and nonsensical it appears to the human brain — including mine — which demands logic and answers. I am still choosing HIM — and I am NOT ashamed of my HOPE for it is all in Him and He never fails!
“Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
“Though He slay me,
I will hope in Him.
I know that I will be vindicated.”
Be strong and courageous for the LORD your GOD will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
I am not ashamed for I know in Whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have entrusted to Him until that day. 2 Timothy 1:12