An Undeserved Curse Does Not Come To Rest

When you’re in the heat of battle, it seems that you are all alone, certain to be destroyed. People and circumstances come at you like a relentless pounding storm surge. It seems that there is no justice, that there is no God. But then, there is that moment (the twist), when God REVEALS Himself… and in one fell swoop, justice prevails!

So just hold on… to your heart and character. Hold on to your bible, and keep praying up into the dark, thunderous, lightening filled skies.

God is there.

He is watching and listening. He is creating the perfect rescue.

Know this: People, circumstances, or spirits will never permanently curse what GOD has determined to bless.

Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest. (Proverbs 26:2 NLT)

Sometimes, it’s only after the fact, that God really makes sense.

In the end, God always sets the records straight. He is justice!

And it is in our day of justice, when we finally realize that He always “causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28 NLT)

He [God] delivered me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me and were too strong for me. They attacked me at a moment when I was weakest, but the Lord upheld me. He led me to a place of safety; because He delights in me. (Psalm 18:17-19 NLT 1996)

This hit me this morning as I read from the Psalms. Suddenly, I looked back over my past few years and I saw Him THERE, causing everything to work together for my good.

If you will follow my lead today… and take a look back over your past decade, through this paradigm, I bet that you will see the same!

Let’s talk about it…

Dream Big,

Chuck

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12 thoughts on “An Undeserved Curse Does Not Come To Rest

  1. I just woke up this morning, just now, walked around my room and starting to ponder on what all came on me yesterdy. I pondered on the weight of it all and how it was webbing of thoughts I didnt want that were strung in my brain and trying to cut oxygen off the joy in my heart. It was tough to breathe in and exhale grace and joy. Immediately, for some reason this though came into mind “i mean geez what am I cursed or something”. The thought hit me but then resounded for a moment and I threw it out. I logged onto facebook, and here we are. First thing I see in the feed is the title of this post and a few words under it I needed to explore. This message had the scripture from Romans 8:28 that i had just shared in prayer to 2 brothers in Christ last night, to a sinner at work, and multiple times to people in the week and my companion…and when I read it this time it caught my eye…I thought amen I know….and kept reading but He brought me back up to it and said “no, you got to BELIEVE it”.

    The words in that title…”Get a real job and just keep that as a hobby” really grabbed me as being in this entertainment industry is rough. I felt this new season I am in where everything I used to sweat and wrestle is silent and all is smooth with them, is tough in other areas as I wait for whats new to come. I know in my spirit I wrestled with what I have because I can bring it back truth to my fellow lost actors and entertainment pros. I ask you keep me in prayer this year. I heard the lord say, trailblazer.

    • Brad, this is POWERFUL! I love it when life gives us “coincidences” that are way too SPECIFIC and way too perfectly TIMED to be coincidences. This whole blog felt to me like a random splash of words… but as if they were coming straight out of God’s mind to ME and to YOU… and to OTHERS who will find it to be SPECIFIC too. I’m praying for you Brad… that you will never give up on your dreams! Find a way to succeed despite the odds. God is with you, you cannot fail! Have a most triumphant day. 🙂

  2. Imaginary friends are what we generally have as children growing up. Moreover, it is oftentimes the best description of what our heart so desires and what we would like to see and witness “idealistically”. Nevertheless, we dream and imagine, but far too often, we begin to believe and/or persuaded by our circumstances that the chance of our dreams coming into fuition decreases because of it. Yes, this is sad, but too often, it is true. So, what are we to do and how can we help youth better understand the power we have with dreams and imaginary friends: show youngsters how much power he or she really has because of things like God’s love, grace and sovereignty.

    Why this? Why now? Children have been and still are fighting “adult” type of battles. I am one of them, now I am an adult in my 30s struggling with impact it has on me. Therefore, with personal experience, I find it essential to understand one basic concept: I am one of God’s creations and He created me. Because He made me, I need to understand who my Creator, what He is like and what He expects of me. Truly, it is the primary relationship that everyone needs to establish, maintain and invest in because grief, jealousy, and envy are real emotions. Without a doubt, it is an aweful feeling to face and feel when we realize how we make God feel when we treat Him exactly how other people have treated us wrongfully. Because of this, I feel the need to invest and secure my relationship with God more than any other because He remains faithful while human race battles with the tendency to be impulsive and/or fearful because of all things yet to be revealed to us.

    • “I am one of God’s creations and He created me. Because He made me, I need to understand who my Creator, what He is like and what He expects of me.” -excellent Christine!

  3. You know I have just got in through the door and sat down to do my homework when I remembered to look at your blog……..and the funniest thing is, this is exactly what I have just come home from talking about! We had our small group meeting today in school (after school finished) and this is what we were talking about. This is something I think we all should hear! Thank you!

    • Deborah, just as I wrote to Brad Cole, “I love it when life gives us “coincidences” that are way too SPECIFIC and way too perfectly TIMED to be coincidences. This whole blog felt to me like a random splash of words… but as if they were coming straight out of God’s mind to ME and to YOU… and to OTHERS who will find it to be SPECIFIC too.” I cherish your friendship. Have a beautiful day!

  4. Wow! I have about three blogs that I follow faithfully. In their Feb. 9th post, two of the three (one being this one) made reference to ‘reflecting’ and remembering how the LORD God has carried you through the storms, through the wilderness, through this life – to celebrate His goodness and faithfulness. The third talked about vision which speaks to looking forward. And the interesting thing is that I was doing just that yesterday. Recalling the good and not so good moments (particularly over the past seven years of wilderness). I smile when I think about the numerous scripture verses that God tucked away in my house of fourteen years – little cards that He did not allow me to find until I packed up our home to move when we lost it last year. I think about how He supernaturally sustained us for three years prior to that, with no income. I think back to just last week where He sent words of encouragement from the most unlikely sources. And I know, TRULY KNOW, that He is indeed working all things together for the good, although I may not be able to fully see how or understand any of the whys. Both blogs quoted Romans 8:28 which is one of my favorite verses – one of the only verses that I learned in an instant because God made it so real to me during a challening situation years ago when I was in a foreign country alone with my three sons. HE IS FAITHFUL! And while I love the picture with this post … deep down I know I do not have to prove them wrong. For the battle is not mine but the LORD’s. I just have to keep trusting Him, serving Him, worshiping Him, loving Him and remaining faithful to Him. He who began all these good works in me is faithful to bring them to completion. Mine is to never grow weary in well-doing and well-being …. to be like Christ. No plan of His is ever thwarted. “For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.’ Hab. 2:3 Praise God!

    • Zenobia, thank you for creating further discussion around this image.

      I agree with your hesitation. Our focus should always be on remaining faithful to the Lord, never revenge, or vindication.

      I appreciate your careful thoughts. I love what you wrote:

      “I just have to keep trusting Him, serving Him, worshiping Him, loving Him and remaining faithful to Him. He who began all these good works in me is faithful to bring them to completion. Mine is to never grow weary in well-doing and well-being …. to be like Christ. No plan of His is ever thwarted. ‘For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.’ (Habakkuk 2:3) Praise God!”

      As your thoughts propose, we should never wish for the demise of our enemies. We should always guard our damaged hearts against bitterness and hate. In humility, we should love our enemies, bless those who curse us, do good to those who hate us, and pray for those who spitefully use us and persecute us. (Matthew 5:44)

      But we should also long for our release from their imprisonment, our vindication from the Lord, who is JUSTICE.

      What I love about the picture (Prove Them Wrong) is that sometimes, when all of the negativity is being hurled at us like fire hoses filled with vomit… it’s important to have that inner voice that says,

      “What they are saying about me is not true, and even though they are causing me great harm today, and they have broken my heart, and brought me to the depths of utter destruction… God will vindicate me in the end… even though it might take some time… in the end my destiny will surely come to pass, despite the opposition (people, circumstances, and spirits)… because no weapon formed against me will prosper AND every TONGUE that rise up AGAINST me will be CAST DOWN IN JUDGEMENT.”

      This is the voice of endurance! It’s the Word of God living and speaking within us… to keep us moving forward through the storms of life. It is the affirmation that says: God is far more powerful than every resisting force. I will not die in this trial. I will not go out with a marred reputation. I may be in the valley today, but I will survive… and I will stand on the mountain again!

      Thanks for the powerful discussion, Zenobia. You are a huge blessing everyone in this tribe!

  5. Sometimes the voices I have to prove one are just the ones in my own head, telling me I can’t do it, I’ve failed to many times, made too many mistakes. These are the voices I have set out to prove wrong because I know God created me for a purpose, with a work He has for me to do. Thank you for sharing this encouragement.

    • Rose, that is SO TRUE! I think this is why I’ve felt so compelled to write with so much boldness, confidence, and attitude. We must not take defeat lying down… no more! I’m praying for you this morning, that you will overcome the voices floating around in your mind… that you will RISE to LIVE LIFE to the fullest once again. Failure is not defeat unless we quit.

      God is with you to give you a HOPE and a FUTURE! Thanks for adding value to my life. You are a blessing! 🙂