Galatians 6:2 ‘Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ.’ You and I have the ability to be a blessing and lift other’s burdens. We should be ready to help others in time of their need. When we do this we fulfill the Law of Christ by obeying His command to love one another. So let us be a blessing by helping others and in the process, please the Lord. PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I pray that my life will be a blessing to those around me. Help me to carry the load of others and in the process follow Your example! Amen.
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.
“I will go before you and make the crooked places straight…” Isaiah 45:2 Do you ever feel like every time you try to move forward in something, you hit a roadblock? Something happens that throws you off course. Be encouraged, God is going before you. He’s preparing a way. He’s making your crooked places straight. He’s making your rough places smooth. You may be going through a difficult path right now. You may feel like you’re in a dry season, but don’t look at your circumstances. Look at the promise of God. Keep your faith! Thank Him for making your crooked places straight! As you do that, you’ll move forward in joy and gladness into the blessed future He has prepared for you!
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.