Everything God provides for you is yours to enjoy now. But He is not responsible to make sure you enjoy them. You are. In Psalm 103:4 we find one of many things He provides: He crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies.
That’s important to remember, because many people—even believers—have been abused physically, verbally, emotionally, and mentally. They have deep wounds and hurts from rejection, betrayal, and lack of love.
God has promised never to leave you or forsake you. I like how the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition translates Hebrews 13:5: “He [God] Himself has said . . . [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]”
God is saying to those who are hurting, “You can always count on Me. I will never betray you!”
In the midst of what you have experienced, know that God loves you. He has promised to always be with you and never separate Himself from you. To become separated from God, you would have to separate yourself from Him.
Let the love of God flood your heart! Tell yourself repeatedly, “The Lord crowns me with lovingkindness and tender mercies.” Don’t let yourself forget this precious benefit!
Faith never pretends hurts don’t exist. Nor does it deny circumstances. It looks beyond the situation to the Word.
Being rejected or betrayed hurts. But faith applies the Word to the situation and enables you to rise above what happened. True faith doesn’t settle for anything less than enjoying God’s benefits.
God crowns you with His lovingkindness and tender mercies! He is more than able to bring restoration and healing.
As you dive into The Word of Faith this month, notice how each article reveals God’s amazing love toward you. Each one will teach you how to remain strong in Him despite life’s challenges. You are more than a conqueror!
Kenneth W. Hagin
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