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Don't focus on what you don't have!

Pastor Tim said something key last night. He said, "don't focus on what you don't have." When Jesus told his disciples to feed the crowd they exclaimed they didn’t have anything to offer that many people. Jesus assured them they had enough for God to work with. The result was an overabundance of food after every man, woman, and child was fed and well.

If you focus on what you lack the enemy can easily bring anxiety, discouragement, and defeat into your situation. Instead trust in God and watch God work through your willingness to have a yielded heart.

If you are struggling with relational issues, health problems, or another form of brokenness, I encourage you to look at what you have:

You have God!

“He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look in triumph on his foes.” Psalm 112:7-8

“What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?] He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?” (
Romans 8:31-32 Amplified)

You have His Word!

Every word of God is tried and purified; He is a shield to those who trust and take refuge in Him. Proverbs 30: 5

For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
Hebrews 4: 12

So get rid of all uncleanness and the rampant outgrowth of wickedness, and in a humble (gentle, modest) spirit receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted [in your hearts] contains the power to save your souls.
James 1: 21

You have previous experiences where God showed up!

Psalm 46
1 God is our refuge and strength,

always ready to help in times of trouble.
2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come
and the mountains crumble into the sea.
3 Let the oceans roar and foam.
Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!
Interlude
4 A river brings joy to the city of our God,

the sacred home of the Most High.
5 God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed.
From the very break of day, God will protect it.
6 The nations are in chaos,
and their kingdoms crumble!
God’s voice thunders,
and the earth melts!
7 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
the God of Israel is our fortress.
Interlude
8 Come, see the glorious works of the Lord:

See how he brings destruction upon the world.
9 He causes wars to end throughout the earth.
He breaks the bow and snaps the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God!

I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”
11 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;

the God of Israel is our fortress.


I’m sure there are many more things that you have and I encourage you to meditate on them! So no matter what giants you are facing today remember to focus on Jesus instead of the mountain!

One of my favorite quotes comes from Hinds Feet in High Places-
One morning during the daily Bible reading on our mission compound in Palestine, our little Arab nurse read from Daily Light a quotation from the Song of Songs, "The voice of my Beloved! Behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills" (Song of solomon 2:8). When asked what the verse meant, she looked up with a very happy smile of understanding and said, "It means there are no obstacles which our Savior's love cannot overcome, and that to Him, mountains of difficulty are as easy as an asphalt road."

Mark 11:22-25
22"Have faith in God," Jesus answered. 23"I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 24Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."
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