Are you praying for deliverance? Are you going through a trial? A struggle? A situation? A storm in which you’re praying for God to rescue you?

Whether you’re living out the consequences of a bad decision, or you’re going through something beyond your control…God is a deliverer.

Psalm 34:17 (NKJV)

17 The righteouscry out, and the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.

I just want to give you a quick word of encouragement with a cautionary admonition.

Brace yourself for your deliverance!

Sometimes God’s deliverance is not comfortable, easy or convenient.

God delivered Noah through an assignment that made him look like a fool to those who were around him. (Genesis 6)

God delivered Joseph of Genesis to save his entire family through being sold into slavery by his brothers (Genesis 37:18-36), through being accused of sexual harassment (Genesis 39), through being thrown into prison. (Genesis 39)

God delivered Lot through having he and his family quickly flee a condemned city in which he had made his home. (Genesis 19)

God delivered Saul/Paul from a life of persecuting the church to planting churches by temporarily striking him blind. (Acts 9)

God delivered us from the penalty of sin through the sacrifice of His only begotten Son. (John 3:16)

And, God is able to deliver you too…

2 Peter 2:7-9 (NKJV)

7 and delivered righteous Lot, who wasoppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked 8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented hisrighteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing theirlawless deeds)— 9 thenthe Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,

So, I’m saying all that to say this, as you pray for deliverance, brace yourself!

God may deliver you through…

Getting fired…

Losing a car…

Getting evicted…

A serious surgery…

Getting your heartbroken…

Damage to your reputation…

Forcing you to relocate…

Through shame…

God is more concerned with our salvation and our relationship with Him rather than our short-term discomfort.

And, as you go through the process of your deliverance, remember this…

Psalm 30:5 (NKJV)

5 For His anger is but fora moment,
His favor is forlife;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But [a]joy comes in the morning.

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