35 So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! 36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.

Hebrews 10:35-36 (NLT)

In the mind of God there are no helpless situations. No one’s beyond redemption. No one’s beyond saving. No one’s beyond deliverance. This is why we’re never to give up or quit. God does not write anybody or anything off! This is why we’re told, “…do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord.”

Your confident trust in the Lord is your key to triumph! One of the biggest things you’ll contend with in life is keeping your confidence in the Lord while you’re waiting for your triumph to show up. Triumph doesn’t always come instantly. You may want it overnight but it will take perseverance.

Worries, fears, anxieties, pressures and negative thoughts come to us all. They press us to let go of our confidence in the Lord’s willingness and ability to turn things around. We want you to realize that these things are spiritual attacks meant to dissuade you. Stand your ground! The moment you called upon the Lord in faith, He began the work of leading you into triumph. You’re in the season between your “Amen” and God’s “Answer”. How you conduct yourself in this season will determine your outcome.

Remember…delay is not denial, darkness is not defeat. God’s not finished with you.


“And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.”

Colossians 3:2 (AMP)

We can triumph in Christ in our minds (with our thoughts)!

It’s Monday (hopefully everyone made it to church this past weekend). And It’s easy to get distracted once we leave church, bible study or prayer group because of all the things that try to come against us in the world, and especially in our own minds.

What we set our mind on… becomes us. When our heart and mind are in agreement, we have peace, confidence, stability and strength. But when our heart and mind aren’t in agreement – it causes confusion, worry and doubt.

It’s an everyday work to keep our mind in line with the Word of God but it can be done!

Here are two (of several) scriptures to meditate on to keep your mind in line with God’s Word.  Practice these and you will begin to experience your mind coming into line with the Word of God and live in the triumph that God has already established for us in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 10:5, “[Inasmuch as we refute arguments and theories and reasoning and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, The Anointed One).

Isaiah 26:3, “You will guard him and keep him in effect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You , hopes confidently in You.”

Remember, the mind set on spiritual things (God’s Word) is life and peace. The mind set on the cares of this world…will drive you crazy. Be at peace. It’s where you belong.


Still, anyone selected out for life has hope, for, as they say, “A living dog is better than a dead lion.”

Ecclesiastes 9:4 (TMB)

Never count yourself out!

Hope is a powerful spiritual force. It enables us to see beyond today’s difficulties into tomorrow’s victories. When hope is lost, it can be near impossible to look past the present. Sometimes, we get in over our heads. We have a hard time seeing past our bills, our obligations and the condition we are in. But hope can never truly be lost. As long as we are alive, there is hope.

If you’ve been feeling down lately, remember Philippians 1:6, “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

God made us a promise. He will finish what He started in our lives. And God always keeps His promises. Rest in the fact that God will accomplish something great in you. He’ll find a way past all of our stubbornness and disobedience. He’ll work through all of our insecurities. He’s a Master Potter and we are the clay on His potter’s wheel. He will shape us into vessels of honor. You can count on it.


“Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor My righteous cause; and let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” 

Psalm 35:27 (NKJV)

God takes pleasure in our prosperity. In the same way moms and dads enjoy watching their kids open presents on Christmas, God enjoys seeing His children prosper. Biblical prosperity isn’t the picture of a person getting what they want, canning what they get, and then sitting on the can! That’s a picture of greed and self-centeredness. God prospers His people not only so their needs can be met, but so that they can meet the needs of others in His Name. Remember, we’re blessed to be a blessing.

How does God bring prosperity into our lives? It’s not by dropping checks from the sky or giving people winning lottery numbers. He prospers His people through the tithe & offering.  Deuteronomy 14:23 (LB) states, “The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.” 

Tithing ten percent of your income takes an act of faith. People who think Christians are wimps should try tithing! It takes courage to be generous to others when you have needs of your own. However, we’ve learned that you can never out-give God. You’ll always reap a greater harvest than the seed you’ve sown.

Here’s something else to consider. If you’re tithing and not seeing increase in your life, check your level of stewardship. After tithing, you’ve got to manage the remaining ninety percent wisely. God’s blessing won’t make up for poor stewardship. Spending more than you make and expecting God to pay the difference is foolish.


Staying Spiritually Healthy

When a person gets sick, the first thing that leaves is their appetite for food. It is the same principle spiritually. When a person harbors bitterness and opens the door to the deceitfulness of sin, they begin to lose their appetite for the things of God.

This is why David cried out “Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from me.” Psalm 51:10-11

He loved God more than anything else.  A strong devotional life and a constant communion with God will keep you spiritually healthy desiring more of Him in your life! Guard and protect your heart at all times from anything that can contaminate your faith and love walk.

Today, dig into the word, seek His presence through prayer, and ask God to cleanse your heart of anything that may be grieving to His heart. It will cause a continual passion for more of Him in your life, resulting in the triumphant life that you were destined to live!


Commit your way to the Lord; Trust also in Him, and he shall bring it to pass. 

Psalm 37:5 (NKJV)

The kingdom of God doesn’t function in the realm of logic. It functions in the realm of faith. Sometimes people refer to their problems as the “real world”, as if to say that God and the Bible are great for church on Sunday, or in heaven for those who have died, but it’s not much good in the here and now. Those who are living with this mindset have lost the spirit of triumph.

Psalm 37:5 states that we are to “commit” to the Lord’s way. What good is a commitment if it’s good as long as things are easy? It’s when things are tough that commitment is of the most value.

A man was in a hardware store looking at plants to buy. He was concerned about spending so much money on something that may not grow well in his yard. He decided to ask one of the employees if their plants came with a guarantee. The employee told him that they did, so the man decided to buy them. While waiting in line at the cash register, he decided to read the “fine print” of the guarantee. He was shocked to see that it simply said, “Our plants are guaranteed to grow, or die trying.”

Is that the kind of commitment we have for the Lord? The kind that says, “Lord, I’m committed until I can’t be,” or, “I’m committed until something else comes up.” If we want to triumph in life, if we want to see God bring to pass what He’s promised in our lives, we must commit our ways to Him – when things are easy and when they’re hard.


He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, But he who refuses correction goes astray.

Proverbs 10:17 (NKJV)

God moments require change. It’s been correctly said that, “Nothing is as permanent as change. Nothing is as constant as change. And nothing is as uncontrollable as change.”

To be “in the way of life” as Proverbs 10:17 states, we must be open to instruction, learn new ways, and be open to new ideas. If you’re set in your ways, you can expect to go nowhere in life.

There are those who think about change; they think change is a good idea; they can see the benefits of change; they think about changing sometime; but they don’t change! You can be a well-meaning, perfectly capable, potentially dynamic, God-fearing person…but you’re not willing to change, you will end up as an opportunity-loser and an opportunity-waster.