Thursday, January 28, 2021

God Rescues


 When things around us don’t make sense and  are falling apart, and it seems we keep getting caught up in the storms of life, go to the sanctuary of God and find rest.

An amazing thing happens when we view our problems from His perspective. The problems that seem so big and hopeless from our human perspective look so small in light of Jesus. Because we know that the Living God of the entire universe can handle them.

God delivers all who call on His name.  Being in His presence will give us an eternal perspective.

Psalm 27:5

For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.

Psalm 81:7

"You called in trouble, and I rescued you; I answered you in the hiding place of thunder; I proved you at the waters of Mariah.

Psalm 86:7

In the day of my trouble, I shall call upon You, For You will answer me.

Psalm 34:4

I sought the LORD, and He answered me And delivered me from all my fears..

Psalm 34:6

This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 34:16

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivered him out of them all.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Trust


Trust is learned. And once one learns to withhold trust it’s hard to “unlearn.” If people aren’t trustworthy, our sense of security is shaken. It may be a parent who mistreated or didn’t protect you, a spouse that you trusted who let you down, or a close friend who betrayed you.

God wants you to learn to trust in a healthy way, with boundaries. He knows the pain you’ve experienced and the fear you have of ever trust anyone again.  That’s no way to live, though. That’s like living in a prison even though you are not behind physical bars.

Trust the Lord today. He is faithful today. Your Jesus, your precious savior, the lover of your soul will heal the parts of you that have trouble trusting.

Lord God,

I say that I trust You, God, but deep down I hold on to the reins. I can’t quite surrender all the control over my life. I try to control what happens around me. I don’t trust others to come through for me.  I try to do everything myself, but it’s not working for me! Help me learn to trust so that I can depend on others and upon you, Lord.

In Jesus Name, Amen.


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Perfect Peace


 Abba God,

I pray that today and every day You will teach me how to replace my fears with faith... That I will cast my anxieties, fears, doubts and uncertainties upon You and allow Your Perfect Love to drive out those feelings that are not born of The Holy Spirit....that I will surrender my troubles to You, my Holy Heavenly Father, who is ALWAYS GREATER than any rejection, failure, criticism, emotion or enemy I may face today or tomorrow.

I pray that I will grow an enormous and abundant faith in You, an all-knowing, ever-present, always-loving God and walk in the confidence and sound mind that comes from knowing who You Are...that my trust in You will produce in me a faith that will motivate me to just let go of the things that hold me back, give them to you and receive peace beyond measure in my heart and mind.

I pray that I will cling to Your Truth and Your Promises and find refuge in You when I encounter dark valleys in my days, seasons and lives...place my trust in You, my Tower of Strength, for You Are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow and You have repeatedly assured me that You are for me and will protect me.

Father, I thank You and praise You for Your Grace, Love, Mercy and Sovereign Protection in my life! I  thank You for the atoning Sacrifice of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, so that I  may be reconciled unto You...for my adoption and citizenship in Your Kingdom...for the security, peace, and comfort that You provide in my authentic identity in Christ!

In the name of my beloved Savior, Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.


Monday, January 25, 2021

God Is For You

We are victorious conquerors through Jesus Christ!

He has overcome all and the battle of our salvation is already secured. Nothing can separate Him from us!

So, have courage and faith and give your struggle to Him...stand and see The Lord work on your behalf. For, if God is for us, nothing can stand against us!

Psalm 118:6

The LORD is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?

Isaiah 41:10

'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'

John 16:33

I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world!"

2 Chronicles 20:17

You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.' Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out to face them, for the LORD is with you.

Romans 8:37

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!



 

Friday, January 22, 2021

God Is All Sufficient

Are you making time to not only acquaint yourself with, but to sincerely have an intimate relationship with your Abba God?

Have you discovered the peace, sufficiency, strength, sovereignty, love, healing, and mercy...the attributes and essence of your Maker?

Do you trust in His omniscience, receiving His grace and endurance when you run to Him, your Strong Tower of Strength?

Do you grasp how He planned your existence long ago and loves you so dearly that He provided the most holy and atoning sacrifice - HIS SON - so that you may be reconciled fully unto Him, sealed in His Book of Life?

Do you know that He is The God of all comfort, who lingers over the deepest desires of your heart; that He longs to work things together for your good, according to His Will for you in Christ?

Do you understand that He is the Most High, All-knowing, All-seeing, Self-sufficient, Healer, Provider, Banner, Sanctifier, Peace, Shepherd, Protector, and Lord over all, who is ALWAYS THERE?

If you knew Him more deeply would you approach The Throne of Grace with more confidence and trust in His Will? Would your faith, therefore, be unshakeable? Would you have peace that surpasses all understanding, regardless of your circumstances, because you know your God?

Oh, friends, let us seek Him with an insatiable desire so that we may more fully understand our LORD, and praise the inexhaustible abundance and omniscience of our Holy Father! That in Him, we may thrive and glorify Him...as we are made more fully complete into His likeness. For, from Him and through Him are ALL things, and all glory is to Him, forevermore!

Job 28:24

...for he views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.

Isaiah 44:24

This is what the Lord says—your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb:

I am the Lord, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself...

Psalm 139:1-4

You have searched me, Lord,and you know me.

You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

You discern my going out and my lying down;

you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Do Not Grow Weary

Sowing in The Spirit means we most certainly will endure sorrow...but take comfort, brethren, for our tears will yield an everlasting harvest of joy and peace.

Let us rise up and not grow weary in our calling...for The Lord our God has sealed for us an eternal glory.

Hallelujah!

Psalm 126:5

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

2 Corinthians 4:17

For our light and temporary affliction is producing for us an eternal glory that far outweighs our troubles.

John 16:20

Truly, truly, I tell you, you will weep and wail while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.

Matthew 5:4

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Revelation 7:17

For the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd. He will lead them to fountains of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.


 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Rejoice! God Is Still On The Throne


Beloved, take heart. Nothing slips through God’s hands of love. He holds the world in the palms of His hands. He knows all things. He changes the seasons and guides history. He raises up kings and brings them down (Daniel 2:21) to accomplish His purposes. He is light, and in Him, there is no darkness. The truth is – that light shines brightest in the darkness. Let us use this opportunity to regroup, refocus and look up. Never forgetting that God is still sovereign, still good, and still working things out for good. Christian, we are not of this world. We are citizens of heaven, and our KING IS COMING BACK SOON!

We live in a lost and dying world that desperately needs the light of Jesus. Now is the perfect time to remember The Great Commission and proclaim the good news of The Gospel and the living hope we have in Jesus.

If you are feeling discouraged today and distraught over injustices, take comfort in Psalm 27, Psalm 121, and The Book of Habakkuk. We serve a fiercely loving and just God.

Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.” Truer words were never spoken. God is on the throne, brethren. He’s got this!

So yes! This is the day that The Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.