Daily Peace and Comfort
Being able to freely express our feelings through Social Media is a gift given to us by God. That’s why we as Christians are expected by the Lord to always conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the calling He has placed our lives.
Today, God is reminding us not to imitate the world & exercise self-control whenever we go online. We need to realize that we are living in challenging times where we will be constantly tempted by the enemy to react impulsively & speak negatively. Our Father wants us to always remember that “we are His children” & if we really want to win the world for Jesus, make a difference & have a blessed life, we need to represent Him well.
[ “Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.” -Proverbs 13:3 ]
Being a light in a dark & troubled world is not easy. Today, God wants to remind us to always exercise awareness & self control whenever challenges come our way. Why? Because we carry the name of our Lord Jesus Christ wherever we will go – even in Social Media.
We may be provoked at times to post, like or say things that goes against the Lord’s will – but, we should remind ourselves always that social networking sites present a great opportunity for all of us to let our light shine before others & show the hope we have in Jesus. Let us use our words to build others up, rather than tear each other down.
[ “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16 ]
A person who has completely surrendered his or her life to Christ can expect the hand of God to move in his behalf. Sometimes, we find it very difficult to get the things we want; but the truth is, all we need is to take that leap of faith and wholeheartedly follow what God has instructed us to do.
God wants to remind us today that He has created each one of us for a very special purpose. Troubles may come, but God’s blessing and favor will never leave us. As long as we stay under His will and recognize the “assignment” He has given us, we can be assured that God’s hand of protection & direction will always be upon us.
[ “You go before me and follow me. You place Your hand of blessing on my head.”. – Psalm 139:5 ]
When non-stop failure happens to us, whether it be in our personal, financial, professional, or spiritual life, we tend to beat ourselves up with so much regret & find it hard to get up and try again. God is reminding us that the very reason why we are still alive & breathing today is because He has not given up on us. He wants us to recover & start over.
Our God is a Father who gives us chances to correct everything we have done wrong in the past. All we need is a realization of His great love for us. His desire is for us to move forward from our failures & live with a brand new way of thinking. So, cheer up! Remember that God’s mercies are new every morning! Something new is definitely coming our way!
[ “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23 ]
Whether we like it or not, we live in a world that is always changing. People change, circumstances change. Sometimes, God allows these disappointments to show us that HE alone is the STABLE ONE in our lives; the ONLY ONE who will never change and will never leave us.
In every crisis & failure, there is a hidden opportunity – an opportunity to make things better. In times of fear & depression, God extends His love for us. In return, He wants us to spend quality TIME with Him. Time is very important & the most precious gift we can ever give God. Our time is more valuable than anything we can lay upon the altar before the Lord, because whenever we spend time w/ Him, in worship & in studying His Word, we get to know Him deeper way & He is able to lead us to a life of peace & freedom that our soul always longs for.
[ “This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.” – Hebrews 6:18 ]
Trials can come in anyone’s life at any given moment, whether rich or poor, young or old, successful or unsuccessful. It’s this part of our existence that we wish to skip & ignore. Sometimes, we can help but ask God, “Why is this happening, Lord? Why do these testings have to happen & why does it have to be so painful?”
When storms come & we don’t know who to hang on to, God is reminding us to change the direction of our eyes & look upward to HIM – the God who can save us from anything! Remember that no problem is too hard for Him. His powerful hand can turn our uncomfortable situation today into an avenue for greater blessings tomorrow.
[ This is what the LORD says: “At just the right time, I will respond to you. On the day of salvation I will help you.” Isaiah 49:8 ]
Sometimes, seeing other people’s success makes us wonder if God can do the same for us. We can’t help but ask Him: Lord, what about me? Will my time ever come? Can I also experience the good things these people are enjoying for themselves & their loved ones? Will my troubles end? Will I ever move forward from the pains of our past?
The simple answer God wants to tell us today is YES, He can do the same for us. He wants us to remember that just because our lives hasn’t turned out the way we thought it should, it doesn’t mean that a better tomorrow will never come. “Good changes” will always be available for everyone. All we need to do is believe that the discomfort we feel today is an important puzzle piece of the greater future God is preparing for us.
[ “We know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” – Romans 5:3-5 ]
Each one of us go through seasons in life where we need to get back up & start over again. A great preacher once said, “You cannot control what other people do to you or the hurtful circumstances that will come your way, BUT, you always have a choice how to respond to it.”
Yes, you may be in a tough situation right now, but God is challenging you today; how much are you willing to sacrifice just to rebuild your life & get the fresh start that you need?
Every person who wants to accomplish something has made some sort of sacrifice just to get what they long for. To start a new dimension of change in our lives, we need to – FIRST, become living sacrifices by surrendering our hearts to God. Once the Lord has taken the top spot in all our priorities, we can expect changes to come. Great changes that will benefit not just our loved ones but other people as well.
[ “Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.” -Joel 2:13 ]
God wants us to know that He is greatly pleased when we “express” our full TRUST in Him, and by express He means, “verbal expression of trust”. How we talk about our faith in God’s promises can supernaturally open doors of healing, comfort, blessings, victory, power & positive changes in our lives.
That’s why God is reminding us today to be careful with how we speak, for WORDS are POWERFUL. What we declare with our lips – whether positive or negative – will greatly affect the way we live and how we feel about God & His presence in our lives.
[ “But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign LORD my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.” Psalm 73:28 ]
Are you going through continuous trials that never seem to end? Are you feeling tired because of what you need to face on a regular basis?
Different problems come in our lives whether we like it or not. Sometimes, we feel like giving up because of the pain we have to endure while going through it. As Christians, the Lord is expecting us to not wallow in self-pity & resort to complaining. We need to remind ourselves that we have a God who will never leave us no matter how hard the trials are. Today, God is reminding us to start rebuilding our inner life with God’s Word. His promises will never fail us, even if so many people had already done it before.
[“We have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated. We do not know what to do, but we do not give up the hope of living. We are persecuted, but God does not leave us. We are hurt sometimes, but we are not destroyed.”- 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 ]
Having an attitude of dependence on God is not easy when mountains of trials approach our lives. Sad to say, when things get really tough, we are easily tempted to forget about our faith & be affected with what we see in the natural. We depend on our own strength & make compromises that go against what the Word is asking us to do.
Today, God is reminding all of us that the only way to truly overcome all our troubles & have real victory is to fully depend on God and continue to do the right thing – even if it means hard sacrifices will be done just to follow Him. Always remember, that our protection & deliverance will only come from God, any other option will lead to destruction.
[ “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13 ]