Genesis 22:14 ‘Abraham named that place ‘The LORD Provides.’ And even today people say, ‘On the LORD’s mountain He provides.’
– The name of the Lord is ‘Jehovah-Jireh’, which means He is your provider!
– Abraham had to face the greatest test, but in the final moment God provided a way.
– Even if you have to wait for the last moment, He will provide for you as well.
– He will not abandon you, but He will come to you and make a way!
PRAYER: Lord, I declare that You are my provider. No matter what the test or the trial that I face, I know that You will come to my rescue and You will come to my aid. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
– This is a promise of security.
– Your enemy will be confounded, and utterly destroyed.
– What is it that you fear today?
– God will bring it to pass.
PRAYER: Lord, You know what I am facing today. I hand the whole situation over to You. Thank You for fighting my battle. Thank You that you have marked me with Your precious blood so the enemy cannot touch me. As I endeavor to do what pleases You, I pray that You will cause me to live in victory. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.
Genesis 8:1 ‘God remembered Noah…’
– The Lord will not forget you or His promises to you.
– Noah had faced a great flood, but the Lord did not leave him in the flood.
– The Lord intervened and the floods and storms came to an end.
– No matter how great the flood or how dark the storm, HE will remember you!
PRAYER: Lord, thank You that You have promised never to leave me nor forsake me. You will remember me and bring me through the storms of life because I am Your child. In Jesus’ Name, I ask, Amen.
When we pray, “Your will be done” (Matthew 6:10), we are asking for God’s will to prevail over our will.
We are often tempted to believe “God gives us the opposite of what we ask for.” Your will be done means giving total control of your life to God.
That’s the kind of prayer God can answer because it’s based on the truth of God’s word. Many of us are unhappy because we’ve never surrendered our lives, our plans or our future to His control. Oftentimes we forget that God has the best plan for our life.
What is it that you are afraid to give to God? Whatever it is, you’ll be a lot happier when you finally say, “Your will be done!”
There are times when you are in a place where there is nothing you can do about the situation you are in. The only thing you can do is rely upon God for what you need. This was the case with the Israelites. Pharaoh and his army went after the Israelites to bring them back to Egypt. The Israelites were in no position to fight the Egyptian army. With the Egyptians on one side and the Red Sea on the other, the Israelites were trapped in what seemed to be an impossible situation. You know how the story ended; God opened the Red sea and defeated the Egyptian army and rescued His people.
He will do the same for you! Only be still, the LORD will fight the battle for you! Exodus 14:14
The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer. Psalm 6:9
I waited patiently for the LORD; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:1-2
Are you tired of waiting? Maybe, nothing seems to be happening. Maybe, you feel God is not hearing your cry for help. But your cry has reached the Lord your God. Wait for Him to intervene with His divine wisdom, knowledge and understanding. His answer or guidance is going to be the best.
Loneliness is a feeling where you find yourself isolated, empty and disconnected from others. The Psalmist cries out to God, “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.” These days everybody seems to be busy. People have no time for others and there are many who are very lonely. Maybe, today you feel lonely. Take heart! Psalm 68:6 says, “God sets the lonely in families.” This is only a season. It will soon pass. God is preparing you for the next step in life. Meanwhile, take time to draw closer to God. Spend time in His presence. God comforts those who are lonely and forsaken.
When we start out our day first with a time of Bible reading and prayer, it makes an enormous difference in the way that day plays out. It’s the time He fills us with His strength and wisdom. Therefore, we’re better equipped to face the challenges of the day.
Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3
What a great pattern for us to follow! Setting aside time to seek Him everyday reminds us that we rely on Him daily!
I find it intriguing that God describes us as His bride. Speaking of the church, He says, “The marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Bride has made herself ready.” —Revelation 19:7 Jesus died to make you His very own. He loves you with an everlasting love. He delights in you.
Isaiah 62:5 says, “As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your God will rejoice over you.”
You are precious to Christ. You are His. His love for His bride is selfless and complete. How do you respond to such love? Are you willing to give your all to Him? Is He your first love?