I used to think that the saying “The best is yet to come” was just intended to make us feel better and to help us get through the day. It serves those two purposes beautifully but it is more. It is a true statement when you add “when you trust the Lord.” The Lord takes us from glory to glory. There is a strong sense of ascension with Him. We are not going down and we are not descending toward the pits of destruction. The Lord is a builder and not a destroyer and He is building a wonderful future for us when we trust Him. Our faith plays a role in “The best is yet to come.” We ought to expect that better things are coming even when we go through a series of letdowns and disappointments. Life can be full of disappointments and nothing is ever perfect but our faith can turn things around. Our faith is not in fate, it’s in Jesus and Jesus can turn any situation around. Jesus-Christ, the Son of God can turn any situation around. Bad things might be happening now but the best is yet to come. You might be thinking that you have seen your best days but with the Lord you have seen nothing yet. You will go from glory to glory, from blessing to blessing. The Lord will show you more and more and bless you more and more. You will prosper as your soul prospers so keep studying the Word and keeping learning from the Holy Spirit. You will make your way through the hurdles and you will see that great things are on the way.
Faith speaks. Faith talks. It speaks to us and it talks to us. Have you heard faith talk to you before? It’s easy to ignore it because faith can sound very over the top. Faith can talk to you about great things that your mind can’t even fathom and because they seem extreme, you reject them. We shush faith way too often in my opinion. I know I do and I am working on paying more attention to it. Faith believes in the unbelievable and it knows for sure that the impossible is possible. Our job is to let faith do the talking and our doubts will decrease. When faith talks, doubt has to be silent. When faith speaks, fear has to hide. Now, doubt and fear are relentless so they will quiet down for a bit and then come back with a vengeance. This is why we have to let faith talk over and over again. I like to let my faith be vocal and I express it. I talk to myself. I talk to my circumstances. I make it known that my faith has freedom of speech in my life and it won’t go silent. When faith is what comes out of you, the negativity will come at you but stand your ground. Your faith in the Lord can win any battle. The key is to keep at it and to let it be bigger and louder than your worries and doubts. Give your faith the microphone all the time and the negativity will take a seat and it will make itself small in the audience.
When faith is your main mode of operation, things start moving in your favor. Why? Because you know beyond your circumstances that God is always in control. You know that Jesus always comes through no matter what goes on in your life. It is a matter of time before He changes things for the best. You can expect things to be different. You have hope and you are convinced that God knows best and He will do something amazing in your life. Instead of thinking about the worst case scenario, you thank the Lord that He is holding the script. You are aware of “bad breaks” but they don’t stop you when faith is your default setting. Faith works with love and when you have both, you give to others. You give people hope. You let people know that things are going to turn around for them and that the best is yet to come. The more you do it, the more you want to do it because love builds up on love. God is a builder and He can build on a structure based in love. Today I want to encourage you to give your faith a voice. Give it the voice of great expectations. Pair up your faith with love and give hope to people and tell them that the best is yet to come in their lives. Do it all in the name of Jesus. Stay in faith and stay encouraged because truly with Jesus the best is yet to come. You have seen nothing yet!
Suggested reading: 1 Corinthians 2:9; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 3:20