The month of July was long, it really felt like it was a year yet it was just 31 days (haha captain obvious). It started off on such a high note. I was excited. I was expectant. I was ready to take on the new month. I had such an amazing day on the first Sunday of the month. I pretty much spent the day with my amazing serving team though it was a very cold day, we had fun nonetheless. We also had one of my favourite preachers at the moment Steven Furtick preach an awesome word in season at the time. I walked out of church so pumped and ready to take on the new month till did I know what the month had in store for me.
A few days later I received a email rejection for a job I really wanted. I was so sure and certain that I would get it, I was after all qualified for it and my disability wouldn’t impact on the job in any way…but I still didn’t get the job. To say I was crushed is a true understatement, that email rejection hurt and it hurt a lot. That pretty much ruined my whole month. I was so down the whole month. I could not focus on anything. I wanted to blog in fact I had heaps of posts to write but I just could not bring myself to write. Absolutely nothing made sense at all.
Have you ever been so discouraged that you don’t look forward to anything in your day? You get out of bed because you have to not necessarily that you want to. You go to church but don’t quite believe the words of the songs you are singing. The only time you pray is when you are praying for others. You can’t even pray for yourself or worship. Yes it was that bad.
As the month ended I said to myself I do not want to go through this again. Today I remembered the word on that first Sunday of July at church titled It Is What It is But It’s Not What It Seems. Yes I did not get the job that I wanted but does that mean it is the end of the world? Absolutely not.
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”[a] 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised.
That verse really encouraged me today and my declaration for the month is
I too against all hope I am believing God and I am facing my situation head on. I will not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God but I am being strengthened in His faith and giving God glory. I am fully persuaded that God has the power to do what He has promised.