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Friday, March 27, 2020

His New Normal

My victory and honor come from God alone. 
He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.
—Psalm 62:7 (NLT)

         Right at this moment, your physical eyes can’t help but see evil, and even when you try to avoid it, your ears can’t help but hear. If you trust in God, you learn that what you see or hear around you can’t destroy your faith. Instead of panicking from fear, you believe God will take care of you, no matter what happens. You stand on His truth. No weapon that comes against you has any power to destroy your confidence in His enduring love. Your victory only comes from Him. He keeps you safe where no enemy can reach you.

         “You live by believing and not by seeing,” Paul wrote (2 Corinthians 5:7, NLT). His Word says that we live by faith and not by what we see. Exercising faith is something that I consciously render. When I consistently apply faith to circumstances in my life, I’m changed and renewed in my mind. The Holy Spirit reveals what my natural mind can never understand—the miraculous depth and life-changing power of God’s Truth and Grace.

         My natural inclination is the opposite of the spiritual. The spiritual mind sees possibilities and opportunities and promises of God.  I might experience hopelessness and fear in my logical mind, but as I choose to believe by faith, the mind of Christ replaces my thoughts. His thoughts become mine—my attitude changes. Having hope in a world ravaged by a virus becomes my new normal.

         God has a new normal for all His children—where fear no longer controls your life—where peace is consistent—where what you hear or see with your natural mind gives way to His spiritual Truth. When you live by faith, your perception changes. You change in the spirit of your mind. You spiritually receive the revelation of His Truth and Grace. You have a new ability to believe what you once thought impossible.

         When you place your trust entirely in God, He is your new normal. He is your shelter from the bombardment of the natural world—keeping you safe where no enemy or fear can reach you.

©2020 Lynn Lacher

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