John’s Decrease

The account of John the Baptist can often articulate our lives. John’s purpose and birth was to prepare the way for our Saviour. In his mother’s womb he was able to recognize Jesus! When Jesus walked on the scene while John was baptizing, he immediately recognized the Saviour. Yet while John was in prison he sent his disciples to ask if Jesus was the one. (Luke 1:41, John 1:35-36, Luke 7:19)

Many times we are sure who God is when things are going well and when we feel like we are doing what we were created to do. Then we get caught off guard when things turn for the worse. We begin questioning the God who we were created for and once knew without a question.

I just want to encourage you if you are going through a season like John where you are questioning the will and the love of God. You are not alone, many of the well known people in the bible have experienced this and even I know this feeling personally. Don’t let the enemy tell you that you aren’t saved or that God doesn’t love you because the pain and confusion is deep enough to make you question what you once knew to be true. Please continue to hold on to your faith and hang in there. He is still the God you once knew. You may not be able to see through your tears or hear through your confusion but don’t give up.

As I was reading about John I stopped at a scripture that is often quoted.

He must increase, but I must decrease.

John 3:30

Could it be that John’s imprisonment and death was his decrease and God’s increase? John accomplished the will of God and you can too even if things have turned for the worse and aren’t going as you planned. Even through all that you go through you can hold on to this promise and know that tribulation is sandwhiched by peace and good cheer with a result of overcome…

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have PEACE. In the world ye shall have TRIBULATION: but be of GOOD CHEER; I have overcome the world.

John 16:33

I’m praying for you and rooting for you but even more is our Savior -DeHonee ❤

P.S. The very definition and title of Savior means that’s just what He does….save. He promised. Hold tight. Also read Romans 8:35-39.

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