Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Why don’t things turn out the way I want? Why do I have to be the one to suffer when everyone around me are seemingly happy? Sometimes, we wish we could write our own story! Maybe, today nothing makes sense in your life. Everything seems to be just a heap of ashes. But our God makes beauty out of ashes. He can use your broken life to bring healing and hope to someone who is going through similar paths. Oh that we would trust Him even if the twists and turns never make sense this side of heaven. That’s what trusting God is all about. The dark places are simply opportunities to trust that God knows best and He can write a better story, more than you can ask or think.
Faith is an essential element of our lives. We need faith as we face the different seasons and the change that they bring. But in all this we can expect and believe God for a breakthrough.
Hebrews 11:1 What is faith? It is the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see. We need to be full of faith and expectation that at any time God could come through for us and that as a result we will experience a breakthrough! The people in the Bible who God used, were known for their faith and expectation in God. Hebrews 11:2 says, Men of God in days of old were known for their faith. Let us be people of faith and expect great things from God.
‘But the people living there are powerful, and their cities are fortified and very large; and what’s more, we saw giants there!
– Giant like situations will always be part of life.
– There will always be giants that we have to deal with.
– However, the giants must not intimidate us!
– We have a big God for whom nothing is too difficult.
PRAYER: Lord, I will not fear the giants that I am facing right now in my life, but I will believe that nothing is too difficult for You and You will fight the battle for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
Are you tired of failing over and over again and are tempted to give up? Do you feel whenever you try to be the best is the time you fail the most?
FAILURE- That awful dreaded word. What do we do when we fail? First, acknowledge your failure, accept God’s forgiveness, arise from the failure and start again.
No matter what you may be facing today, God is with you! And He says to you, “ I am not finished with you yet, I have a plan for you!”
It is so important that we keep believing, that the One who has made every promise to us is forever faithful. Though we may go through times of uncertainty and discouragement, those times do not change the truth of who God really is.
Commit your future into the hands of your loving God and Father, may your heart be filled with hope and peace for our God is the ultimate promise keeper. 1 Corinthians 1:20 – For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. So, don’t give up, hold fast to the hope that you profess, for our God is faithful to keep His promises! Hebrews 10:23
Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish. Isaiah 46:10
God’s promises tell us what He will do, but not when He will do it. Very often we lose patience and do things our way, like Abraham we may be pressurized into taking shortcuts, or like Moses we may take matters into our own hands. Our actions have consequences. Joseph, on the other hand, waited patiently and saw God’s promise fulfilled in His life. Though the testing was severe the reward was astounding.
Wait patiently; you will see God’s promises coming to fruition. Don’t rush, God will make all things beautiful in its time.
Psalm 121 is my favorite psalm as it speaks so much about the character of our Lord. I often need to be reminded that the Lord is my Helper. He is the powerful God who watches over not only the entire universe, but He also watches over me! What comfort these truths bring to my soul. He cares about every detail of my life. When I’m weary and I’m in the valley, I know that the help I need comes from God.
Prayer: Thank You God, that I can look to You. I’m grateful that You are bigger than my trials, my fears and my struggles. I trust in You and I look to You alone for the hope and strength I need. In Jesus’ Name. Amen
When it comes to the battles we face, anyone can walk away. It takes no courage to walk away. It’s a lot less painful to turn our backs and leave. We may not have the courage to face up to the enemy. But our God provides a well of strength that we can draw from anytime we need. He gives courage to all who say “I cannot do this alone.”
God assures us that the war won’t be easy but promises us that if we hide ourselves in Him He will fight the battle for us and let us share in the victory. Don’t give up. Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. Exodus 14:13
Many people believe quality of life only exists in the possessions and wealth collected in this lifetime. True legacy is what lasts for eternity.
God’s Word reminds us that we’re called to build our legacy on His truth and that “the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.” Psalm 112:6. Think about how you’ll be remembered—by loved ones, by your community, your children and grandchildren.
“More than anything else let them know where you stand with the Lord Jesus Christ, for this will be your lasting legacy.”
Our days are numbered. The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day.”
“There’s a boy here with 5 loaves and 2 fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?” John 6:9
Jesus fed five thousand men besides women and children with just 5 loaves and 2 fish. This is an amazing miracle recorded in the book of John. This was possible all because of a young boy who was willing to give Jesus what little he had. Throughout the Bible we see instances like this. The widow of Zarephath, gave her very last meal to Elijah and through the famine she never ran out of food. God can use what little we have, whether it is our talent or money or whatever it is, to do amazing wonders. If you have nothing to offer Him, He can use even your nothingness. All He wants is a willing heart. Are you willing to give your all to Him?