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Stay the course with the Lord
Pastors Corner
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“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory, which none of the princes of this world knew, for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” — 1 Corinthians 2:7-9

I recently attended a highly anticipated concert that lived up to its billing. Artists and supporters throughout southeast Georgia gathered to hear a voice that has spoken life to a generation of young musicians and worshiper.
Brother Shannon LeCounte picked up the microphone, walked to the edge of the stage and declared, “He’s got me!” The crowd members jumped to their feet, were immediately excited about the declaration and clapped their hands as they listened for more. God always knows just what we need to hear and knows exactly when to send a word from on high.
Isn’t it amazing to know that we serve an all-knowing, all-seeing, all-wise God? Often, we find ourselves making choices and decisions without consulting the one who has all the answers. For me in my younger years, it seemed like my life went like this: I tried, failed, cried, prayed and then tried again. Only God knew what my future held, but I had a responsibility to learn to trust God.
There are so many things we don’t have an answer for, but our faith in trusting God gives us a peace that surpasses all understanding. Whenever we fall, God is consistently there to pick us up again. When we go our own way, God always sends us instructions to get us back on the right path. In other words, he’s got us!
Greatness rests upon those who trust and believe in God. Where others have thrown in the towel, you’ve stayed the course and your blessing is on the way. Psalm 34:19 tells us that the afflictions of the righteous are many, but God delivers us from them all. I don’t have all the answers, but God’s got me. I don’t make all the right decisions, but God’s got me. I may fail, but God’s got me.

Hayes is the pastor of New Day Community Church and the president of the United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County.

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