DAY 26 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD DEVOTIONAL

Hope isn’t on the visible but on the invisible…

Title: WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

Isa. 43:19

Rom. 8:24-28
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

When we watch movies, we tend to have this particular character whose role we just fall in love with. This attraction develops into a good impression of that person. So, whenever he/she is featured in any other movie, we want to go watch it too. We believe this person is good and deserves our support all the time. Gradually, we become fans of their work and can side with them even though we don’t e know them nor they us.

On the other hand, you must have also seen another actor/actress whom you hate so much because they always portray wicked or “bad” scenes. We tag this particular person with the same impression and whenever we hear their name or that they’ve been featured in a new show, we assume it’s not going to be different from what we’ve already known them for, wickedness.

But, I want to take your attention a little bit away from these guys you see on your screen to someone else. I want you to see the guy no one sees who yet is like the most important person in the program. This is the guy behind the scene. Whatever you see happening on the screen isn’t just happening, someone is calling the shots, directing the props, organising your actors/actresses, even though no one is seeing him. Your favorite character is not who he or she truly is, so they neither deserve your commendation nor condemnation. They’re doing a job to earn a living. And they only do what they’re ‘directed’ to do. If you need them to do something better and change, give them a good behind-the-scene reorganization, directors, screenwriters, scripts, etc.

Let me relate this to us today. Our opening text talks about hoping in the unseen. Hope isn’t on the visible but on the invisible. In the face of our challenges and confrontations, many times we want something to hope for, we cry out for something to keep us going, we look here and there hoping to find something, something that will comfort us and tell us it’s going to be okay. I’m talking of your darkest hours here, those moments when you’re hard pressed on every side, when everything seems to drain you and you lose all reasons to hope. What do you when there is nothing hopeful around? What do you do when all you desire is “invisible” and all you hate have become companions?

The scripture in Isa. 43:19 tells us of something being “worked, done” already in the background. Whatever you’re seeing right now is a reflection of a background effect. Satan likes to manipulate things against the child of God from behind the scenes (remember he is the God of this world). But right there, hallelujah, God is also working a “greater weight of glory” for His children behind the scenes. It looks difficult right now, God is on your side. It looks like this “movie” isn’t turn out the way you believe it should be, turn to the person behind the scene. Find out who is behind this? By doing this, you can put the devil where he belongs to you can give God the trust He deserves.

I’ll rather focus on God right now. His word says, we have this confidence that because we love Him, He is going to cause everything (this condition now included) to turn out for my good. Your story isn’t over yet. Is Jesus the director of your life’s tale, then expect a twist. Expect that moment when the table when turn. You’re going through the valley of the shadow of death right now, fear not, your Shepherd is with you. You can’t see Him, don’t worry, He is there. He is behind the scene turning things around for your good.

What about when I believe but I am losing strength to keep going? Then stop looking at yourself nor the darkness around you. Rather connect to the light of God’s promises with the Holy Spirit. Rely on the Spirit. Pray in the Holy Ghost. Take His word and hold on to this one Companion, your Comforter. As you pray in the Spirit, strength will come, hope will come, fire will burn. -Jude 20, Rom. 8:26.
There is hope for you and that’s Christ in you. With Jesus in you, this is not your end. You’ve got hope. Glory to God! -Col. 1:27.

Is Jesus the controller behind the wheels of your life, then be rest assured, He’s the Master-navigator. You’re not going to get lost. It’s going to get bumpy along the way but don’t give up, hold on to this: God is behind the scenes of my destiny and this story is turning out for my my God.
Celebrate God in the Spirit by faith now!

Glory!!!

Author: James George

Hello, I am James George, a passionate teacher of God's Word; that writer who believes in the balanced communication of God's word in simplicity and clarity as the tool for making destinies and shaping lives.

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