I was praying and asking the Lord what word He wanted to give to encourage you. So many discouraging things come at us, we need some encouragement. And this is what I hear: You are a winner. You're not a loser.
And the Lord would say, "So many things have beat against you that it's hurt your emotions. For many people, it has made you down. On the outside, you may look really good. You're going around saying, 'Praise the Lord' and all these phrases, but inside, you're hurting."
The Lord says, "I know you're hurting, but I am working on your situations. I am a behind-the-scenes God. Many times, you think I'm not doing anything; you think I don't care about you, but the truth is, I really, really love you."
And the Lord says, "The truth is these mountains that are before you are going to move. It is My desire to make you a success. Even as a good, good earthly father would always be looking to bless his family, so I'm always looking for ways to bless you. I'm always looking for ways to give to you. It is my nature to give. The first thing I did was give My Son for you. I'm working on all of your challenges. I'm working to help you financially. I'm working to help you emotionally.
The Lord would say, "When you cry out to Me, I hear you. When you ask, I listen. I listen to every one of your prayers. I listen to the prayers you pray for your family, your children. I listen to the prayers you pray for the lost. I listen to the prayers you pray for your health."
God bless you! This is the word: You're a winner, not a loser, and don't be discouraged.
Cindy Jacobs is an author, speaker and teacher with a heart for discipling nations in the areas of prayer and prophetic gifts. She and Mike—her husband—co-founded Generals International in 1985.
This article originally appeared at generals.org.
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