Psalm 146:3 ‘Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.’ Sometimes we put our trust in the wrong places. The Lord is the only One who can truly save us. Let us not be distracted by other sources of help’.The Lord is the source of our needs and we must look to Him with expectation. PRAYER: Lord, forgive me for thinking that other people can solve my problems when You are the only One to whom I can really turn. I place my trust and confidence in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
“You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God” (Isaiah 62:3) If there has been a time when people looked down on you, I have good news for you, God sees you as a crown of splendor in His hand. He will honor you, for the Lord delights in you. God says, “You are precious and honored in My sight” (Isaiah 43:4). Today, shake off the dust of unreasonable criticism, low self-esteem and fear of failure and lift up your head, you don’t have to be bowed down anymore. You are purchased by the blood of Christ, you are the child of the living God, loved and honored by Him.
1 Peter 2:9 ‘But you are a chosen people…’ – You have been chosen by God Himself and His hand is on you. – You have been chosen by God to fulfil a special purpose and plan. – You are not here by accident or by fate. – You are here for such a time as this and the Master needs you.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You that You have a plan and purpose for my life. You have chosen and hand-picked me to do what You have prepared for me to do. Help me to fulfil the purpose You have for my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you. Deuteronomy 31:8
– The Lord knows the situations that come your way. – He’s making a way for you. – He is already placing what you will need in your future. – Nothing catches God by surprise, He knows and His plan is a ‘great deliverance’.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You that You Yourself go before me and You will be with me. You will never leave me nor forsake me and You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. In Jesus’ Name Amen.
God’s children walk the pathway filled with trials and heartaches. God’s faithful ones are those who know that no matter how tough the challenge, their God is stronger and would not leave His own. Whatever you are going through today, God sees you. Not in some impersonal way but up close… And if you are in pain or agony, your cry rings in God’s ears. He knows what your pain feels like. He feels it, too. And at the perfect moment He will arrive to rescue you. He’s promised!
Meanwhile, He is transforming you, strengthening you, purging you and beautifying you into His own image.
…we are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18
“God helps those who help themselves.” People think that this saying comes from the Bible. It doesn’t. No, God helps the helpless! Maybe, you have been in this predicament for far too long and nobody seems to come to your aid. When God leads you to a tight spot where there is no way of escape, we think it is some kind of punishment for our sins. The Israelites thought that God took them to the shores of the Red Sea to surrender them into the hands of the Pharaoh. On the contrary, there was a great miracle waiting to happen. All they had to do was “Stand still and see the deliverance the Lord was going to bring.” (Exodus 14:13). So, child of God, if you feel helpless, don’t be afraid, be still, God has already planned your deliverance.
God never abandons His children. In times of danger and distress, He spreads His wings of protection and comfort over us. Under the shadow of His wings, we don’t need to fear the difficult circumstances of life. Storms may rage around us, but we are safe under the canopy of His constant care. The psalmist assures us, “He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge.” (Psalm 91:4) If you are going through painful times, take refuge under His wings. Take comfort in the fact that God’s protection is spread over you. Nothing can touch your life without His permission. Nothing can threaten when He is your Protector.
‘Show love in everything you do.’ Love should be the guiding force in our daily lives. God is love and when we show love, we reflect His character. In a world that is harsh and unforgiving, we should shine His love around us.In everything you do today and in the future, remember to do it all in love. PRAYER: Lord, may my life reflect Your great love to those around me. Let me not act out of character with the love I have received. Instead let me be a dispenser of Your love to those I come in contact with. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Isaiah 43:18 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing. We can get a fresh start anytime we want. That’s what is so great about God! It doesn’t matter where we are or what we’ve done; a new beginning can happen right now. The first step is to get right with God. Confess your sins and ask Jesus to forgive them. Starting with a clean slate means “forgetting the former things.” Then ask the Holy Spirit to come into your life and change you from inside and give you the power to overcome sin. Then, read the Bible and pray every day. You will begin to see a change in your life. A fresh start is waiting for those who want it today.
The king is enthralled by your beauty. Wow! Can we accept this as truth? God sees us as beautiful on the inside and outside? He truly does! We are His children. When we look at our own children, do we see them as beautiful? They are beautiful to us because of our love for them. Our love is frail and selfish in ways but God’s love is perfect at all times. He loves us and we are beautiful to Him through and through.This may sound incredible. I am still working on it myself, but I am asking God daily to apply this truth to my heart. What would our lives look like if we really believed this and lived like it?Song of Solomon 2:10 says, “The God of Heaven calls you beautiful”… and it’s true.