Many in the Body of Christ have grown weary, many have fallen prey to deception, and are departing from the life of the True and Living God. As Paul, the apostle, said to the Church of Galatians, "Who has bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ is clearly set forth?" (Gal 3:1-2). That is, why are you allowing yourself to be deceived or enticed into believing a lie over the truth?
Many are also wondering, "Is God still here, or have He abandoned me?" Be encouraged, and have comfort today , that Jesus is Jehovah Shammah, "the Lord is there".
Throughout the word of God, we have been provided with many testimonies on how, "all things work together for our good to them who is called according to Yahweh's purpose" (Romans 8:28).
It may appear that the Lord is not present or has left, but keep in mind that this is not about feelings (emotions), but about a knowing (promise).
Remove the emotions and rely on God's promises: "I am with you always, even to the end of the world," said the Lord (Matthew 28:20). Allow this to be your HOPE today.
"I will never leave thee nor forsake thee," and the Lord meant it (Hebrews 13:5). Have FAITH in His words today.
If the Lord said, "Love beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all thing, love never fails" (I Cor 13:7-12). Trust in His LOVE for you today.
The Lord our God, is keeping us in the way, and is bringing us into the place which He has prepared. IT IS PREPARED! So, hold fast to HIS promises, let patience, bring us to experience; and experience, to hope (Romans 5:3-5 ). Patience, experience, and hope will also strengthen our faith and love for Jehovah-Shammah.
Therefore, let faith, hope, and love remain within you. But the most important of these is love (I Cor 13:13).
And, when deception is involved, it can be difficult to recognize TRUE LOVE.
Be Strong people of God, and Have Courage in the Great I AM!