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
In this world, there is every kind of life’s storm imaginable — everything from tornadoes — job loss — sickness — accident — evil men. You name it. These are situations in which we are totally helpless. But, God is not. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 says, But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. As we begin a new month, no matter what we have to face, “the LORD is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one”. We tend to forget this truth in the middle of our overwhelming situations. But, it is good to be reminded of the LORD’s faithful and everlasting love that carries us through everything we need to face.
‘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
I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’ (Isaiah 46:10) The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. – Proverbs 16:9 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. -Proverbs 19:21 Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it? —Lamentations 3:37 Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps. —Psalms 135:6 There are no coincidences for a Christian!
If God’s Word is true and I believe it is, then He will give me what I need when the time arises. I don’t have to live in fear or worry of what tomorrow will bring because He promises to be with me, to give me His Strength and His Power to meet whatever will come my way. Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us. We have nothing to fear … if God is for us, who can ever be against us? (Romans 8:31) Be at peace, child of God, God knows how to meet your needs. You may not see a way, but He will make a way.
The Bible says, “We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10). In other words “we are His work of art.” The psalmist wrote, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous — how well I know it” (Psalm 139:13–14). So why are we here on earth? To fulfill a master plan-A plan unique for each one of us. Even before we were conceived in our mother’s womb we were conceived in the heart of God for this very purpose. It’s incredible, but true.
Our Heavenly Father is zealous for the protection of His children. Anyone who harms His people touches the Lord. How you treat the Lord’s children could determine whether you are blessed or cursed. The Lord promises to protect His children against every attack of their enemies. The Bible says that anyone who touches and harms the people of God touches the “apple of the Lord’s eye.” (Zechariah 2:8) God warns us, “If you touch My people you are poking your finger into My eye. Imagine the consequence of doing that. Let these words serve as a warning; at the same time, may all who are suffering harm be comforted.
What’s concerning you today? Is there a situation that you’re apprehensive about? If so, you can place your worries in God’s great hands. The Lord gently holds us. We have to worry, wonder, or fear the future. He hears our prayers and knows the concerns of our hearts. Beloved, if your heavenly Father cares for the birds, and feeds them every day, how much more will He care for you, His dear, precious child! Let your heart be at rest as you hear Him say to you, “Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 6:26
God spoke to Moses and said, “So now go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people out of Egypt.” Exodus. 3:10 to which he replied, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh?” This was at the point when Moses’ self-esteem was at its lowest. Did you notice that before God told Moses what He was going to do, He reminded Moses who He was? “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” God knew everything he had done, his weaknesses, but He wanted Moses to know it was through His mighty power that Moses was going to deliver His people. Is God asking to do something that is too vast for you? It is not you but God who is going to accomplish it through you. Will you trust Him today?