Great is His faithfulness. Lamentations 3: 23
When trouble strikes and our hearts grow faint we so often forget the goodness and love of our Father in Heaven for and we begin to doubt Him. When that happens we begin to be consumed by our stress and our fears and begin to blame God. When we recall His great love for us, reminding ourselves daily of His compassion toward us, our hearts gain strength. When the stresses of life begin to overwhelm you begin to reflect on the faithfulness of God in the past. Thank Him for how He rescued you, how He provided for you- the stress will slowly melt away
Ephesians 3:20 ‘Now all glory to God, Who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.’
The Lord is able to do more than you could ask or think. His mighty working power is at work within each one of us. His purpose for working in our lives goes beyond what we could imagine or think.
Give Him glory, He will accomplish more than we could in our own strength.
PRAYER: Lord, I bring You all praise and glory today. I declare that You are able to accomplish what You have planned and purposed for my life. Work within me I pray and may I ‘see’ more than I could have asked for or imagined. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
There is something great that happens when we praise the Lord. It is really hard to be down and discouraged when we are praising Him. You know praise gets our thoughts off of us and our situations and puts them on God. When I consider myself, I think of only what I can do. I am limiting myself to my own ability and to my own resources. But, when I praise God, my focus changes to Him and His power and abilities. I am so thankful that my God is so much more than I will ever need. I will never exhaust His resources. He will defend me in the face of my enemies and cause me to triumph in all things. That is why we can say along with David, I will bless the Lord at all times, and His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalms 34:1
’…and whoever comes to Me I will never drive away!’
– The Lord will NEVER drive you away or reject you.
– His arms are always wide open, ready to receive and embrace you.
– All we need to do is respond to the invitation and come to Him.
– Remember, no one will ever be able to snatch you out of His hand.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I come to You today because I need You in my life. Thank You that I can know the reassurance of Your warm embrace and I can know that I am safe in Your hands. Amen.
‘He will turn His attention to the prayers of those who have been abandoned. He will not despise their prayers.’
– Our prayers and cries to the Lord for help are things He takes seriously.
– When we feel desperate, despairing and hopeless, He is there to hear our call.
– Today, He will turn His attention to your prayer and hear you.
– So call on Him, He is ready and able to respond to your faith in Him.
PRAYER: Lord, I call on You today. You know the condition of my heart and the issues that concern and worry me. In this moment, I bring all these things to You, knowing that You hear and care for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
How can we keep from worrying when our lives are so uncertain, so filled with problems and needs?
1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
Whatever is a burden to you, is troubling you, or tempting you to worry, just cast it upon the Lord. God wants us to throw all those things over on Him, trusting Him to work it all out for the best. Then once you really do that, you’ll have peace in your heart because you know the Lord in His wisdom knows how to handle it better than you ever could.
Lord Jesus, I admit that I take things into my own hands and worry. That weighs my spirit down and sometimes robs my nights of rest. Lift the heaviness from my heart as I cast all my burdens upon you.
NO SITUATION IS BEYOND THE REACH OF GOD. Nothing is too hard for God. Jeremiah 32:27 In some cases it may even feel as though God has left you or forgotten about you. The truth of the matter is that God loves you and He has not and will not forget you. Isaiah 49:15 Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! Never limit God! He is able to reach into your situation and bring about change. We must live with expectant hearts. No matter how difficult and complicated your situation may be, God is able to turn things around. With God in the equation everything becomes subject to change. God is the God of the impossible!
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.