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Leslie Wittenmyer

June 8, 2024

Numbers 23:19, New Living Translation

“God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?”

Our challenges in life can make us stronger; stronger, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. This depends on our attitude and who we choose to believe. Down through the ages, the faithfulness of God has been exhibited, from Adam and Eve, to Noah, to David, to the present time. With each of these individuals, God never left them. Can you imagine what struggles Noah faced? It had never rained before, and he was building an ark to prepare for a flood. His Relationship with God kept him going, but I am sure everyone probably thought he was crazy. David murdered Bathsheba’s husband, and then took her as his own wife. Yet God didn’t leave him. He had consequences for his actions, as we all do, but God never left him. And He will never leave us. “God not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?” (Numbers 23:19, NLT)Now that we know we can trust God, I want to encourage us to open our hearts to God. Be vulnerable to Him. He knows your heart already and is waiting for you to come to Him. Share your concerns, share your fears if you are angry, share that too! God is a relational God. He wants to interact with us. Let Him minister to your heart. Let Him remind you of the promises He made to you. 


If you don’t know what promises He has given you, then think back on when you were reading in His word, the Bible. Was there a certain scripture that stood out to you? Was there one that really spoke to your spirit, and you couldn’t get away from it? Chances are, that’s a word/promise from God to you. If you haven’t read the Bible, I would encourage you to open up His word and read until something speaks to you. Let the Holy Spirit guide you. If you don’t have a word, I am happy to share some of mine with you.


“Let all that I am praise the LORD; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he has done for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeemed me from death and crowned me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psalm 103:1-5, NLT)


“Because I love Zion, I will not keep still. Because my heart yearns for Jerusalem, I cannot remain silent. I will not stop praying for her until her righteousness shines like the dawn, and her salvation blazes like a burning torch. The nations will see your righteousness. World leaders will be blinded by your glory. And you will be given a new name by the LORD’s own mouth. The LORD will hold you in his hand for all to see— a splendid crown in the hand of God. Never again will you be called “The Forsaken City” or “The Desolate Land.” Your new name will be “The City of God’s Delight” and “The Bride of God,” for the Lord delights in you and will claim you as his bride.” (Isaiah 62:1–4, NLT)


“What is the price of two sparrows— one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father, knowing it. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.” (Matthew 10:29-31, NLT)


When the enemy comes creeping in to see seeds of discord and doubt, bring the word of God back to him. If you only have one scripture, and you have used it 100×100 times, keep using it! You can use even the scriptures mentioned above. There is power in the word of God to bring down strongholds! God will see you to the other side and you will be stronger for it if you lean into God, trust God, and follow his voice. 


“I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13, NLT)

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