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Are you at the end of your rope? If you are, then you probably feel like there is nowhere else you can turn. My advice to you today is tie a knot, hang on and trust God!

Now, I realize we've used that phrase for years and years, until we've belittled it and it doesn't have quite the meaning that it should. In the time of trouble you might ask somebody, "Well, what are you doing?" And they respond, "Just trusting God." They say it with tears in their eyes and their head dropping before they get it all out. It's obvious they're not trusting God. They're just repeating a religious cliche. When you're trusting God, you should be excited and say it with zeal and enthusiasm.

Just as it is impossible for God to lie, it's equally impossible for Satan to tell the truth. So, why would you want to put so much stock in what he says? I've heard people say, "The devil keeps telling me this and that...." Well, laugh it's a lie. He can't tell the truth. You ask that same person, "What did God say about it?" And they say, Oh, He doesn't talk to me." How is it that they hear the devil so clearly and never hear God? Because they're spending too much time with the wrong fellow.

If Satan's been talking to you in the last 30 minutes, you can count on it, it's a lie. "The money will never come." Laugh, it's a lie! "You'll never be healed." Laugh, it's a lie. What does God say? "It's My will for you to prosper and be in health!" Rejoice, it's the truth.

If you are at the end of your rope today, it's not a bad place to be. Now you're forced to trust God. There's not one thing in your life that God's not able and willing to deliver you out of. If you are at the end of your rope, don't you dare give up. God is the God of comfort. He'll provide comfort for you in your situation and not only that, when it's all said and done, you will be able to impart comfort into others who are going through similar situations.

Matthew 6:34 says, "Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take care of the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." The Message translation says it like this, "Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now. Don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes." Too many times we get focused on what we think God's not doing. "Where is the money? Where's my healing? When will my needs be met?" If you focus on what you think God's not doing, then you're in the arena the devil loves for you to be in. God wants you to focus on what He is doing.

"Well, I don't see anything happening." That doesn't mean He's not doing anything. While you're sitting right here reading this magazine, God's doing something on your behalf. The angels are very busy working for you. God is doing something right now behind the scenes that you are not even aware of. He's causing your due season to come to pass.

If you're really trusting God then it's time for you to shout and praise Him. That's what Paul meant when he said, "Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice." I found out the word rejoice means to shout and be vocal, but that's not all there is to rejoicing. Rejoice also means to brighten up, to spin around, and to leap. When you're under the greatest pressure, you should walk around the office or in your house, and put the biggest smile on your face, spin around and leap for joy. Soon everyone around you will get the hint, "He's under a lot of pressure - look at him". But then you'll come back rejoicing with the victory report.

The thought that motivates me is the due season could come at any moment. You never know when it's going to show up. That's enough reason to keep standing. I would hate to think that I gave up and due season was about to manifest in the next few moments, but I missed it.

How many times do you suppose the angels were just about to deliver your "goods" and you got distracted? I don't like that thought. I don't want them to miss my house.

Matthew 5 (The Message translation) says, "You're blessed when you're at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you. You're blessed when you're content with just who you are - no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought.

God has a way out of every situation that you may find yourself in. But you must be sensitive to the spirit of God in order to hear His instructions. If you're going to be around carnal people all the time, watch television all day, worry all day, and scratch your head trying to figure out how you're going to get out of this mess, then you're not in a position to hear the instructions of God.

When you spend time with Him, don't talk about the problem. Let Him talk. You don't have to tell God all of your problems. Everything you do is exposed to Him. He already knows what you're going through. He already knows the pressure you are under. Just get before Him and say, "I've come to get away with You, show me what You would do in my situation."

His words are life to your spirit man. You can't overcome being overwhelmed if there's not a continual flow of God's Word in your life. If you're at the end of your rope with pressure, stress, depression, or loneliness, don't give up. This is not the time to say it's over. Don't agree with your adversary. Tie a big knot in that rope, hang on, brighten up, leap, spin around and trust God. He will deliver you! He is faithful!

Don't forget God is on your side and He promised that no weapon formed against you will prosper!

Copyright © Jerry Savelle Ministries International All rights reserved.

Author Biography

Jerry Savelle
Web site: Jerry Savelle Ministries International
Dr. Jerry Savelle was an average, blue-collar man who was struggling and needed God's help. While he considered himself a "nobody," when he became a believer God told him not to worry about it because He was a master at making champions out of nobodies. God has since taken Dr. Savelle from being a constant quitter to a man who knows how to stand on the Word of God until victory is experienced. Because of the life-changing combination of God's faithfulness and Dr. Savelle's "no quit" attitude, his life is totally different than it was thirty-eight years ago.

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