Daily Peace and Comfort
Do you have a plan that didn’t work out? Do you feel discouraged right now? God is reminding us today that a successful life is often the result of countless trials & errors. Sometimes, the Lord allows us to commit mistakes because there are lessons we can only learn through struggles & failures. But the good thing is, He will not allow a difficulty in our life unless He has a purpose for it.
It doesn’t matter how many times we have tried and failed. God works best in our weaknesses. Our plans may have not worked out, but He is still on the throne. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can get back on track & see Him change our lives for the better.
[ “Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new…” – Isaiah 43:18 ]
Do you ever feel lost at times and just feel that deep longing to go back to God? We have a Father who offers us not just forgiveness but rest from all our troubles. In fact, He is making all the chances available for us to come back to Him whenever we feel down & hopeless.
Today, He is reminding us that He is powerful enough to restore us & bring back everything we had lost because of our wrong choices. He wants us to know that true reconciliation with Him is available if we choose to turn away from our mistakes & run toward His direction.
[“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8 ]
In life, we sometimes do things that go against God’s perfect will in our lives. In the process, we fall & experience failure. Most of us live with so much regrets because of the opportunities we had missed that could have made our life better.
God knows the secret pain in our hearts whenever we fall, but He is reminding us today to “decide” not to stay in that fallen position. His arms are always ready to life us up. Starting right now, make the necessary changes, turn back from sin, come back to the Lord and embrace His wonderful love that has never left you.
[ If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 ]
Do you feel far from God right now because of a mistake you have done? The good news is, we serve a God who gives us countless chances to get things right with Him. He is a Father eagerly waiting for our return to His loving arms. He is waiting not to place judgement, but offer restoration.
Things may not have been well in our lives because of the wrong choices we made, but there’s still HOPE. Things can still turn around for us as long as we choose to run back to Him and not away from Him.
[ The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.
Psalm 51:7 ]
Sometimes, we may feel that trials are already piling up and we don’t know how to get away from it. We feel overwhelmed & fearful of what’s to come, thinking that our negative circumstance will never ever change.
But God is reminding us today that we have a Father who can multiply anything. A God who can make something out of nothing. If we want to gain access to the miracle that we need, the key is hearing His voice and trusting it enough to follow it. God has given us the answers to our needs, it’s really up to us if we choose to follow His will and make His concerns ours too.
[ “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33]
God’s plan for His children’s lives are always good. You may have a rough start in life or you may be experiencing a big trial right now, but you must remember that God’s plan for you will always remain good. That’s because God’s great plan for us is deeply connected to His mission to save the lost & the hurting.
Once we start to trust, obey & follow Him, He will turn our tests into testimonies that will be used to draw people close to Him.
[ For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11 ]
With all the pressures of life, we can’t help but feel really tired. But Jesus has offered Himself and tells us to come to Him, all of us who are tired and weary, and He promised to give us rest.
The world may offer us so many things but true rest can only be found in Jesus. He has made His Word available for us so we can find a way out of our tiring situations & routines in life. He also has the power to multiply everything that we need, according to His riches & glory.
[ And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. – 2 Corinthians 9:8 ]
Is there something that you want to change in your life but can’t seem to find the strength & means to do it? Do you sometimes feel so tired you just want to give up?
There are some things that “only God” can make happen in our lives. With all of our strength, we can try & pursue all the things we believe can make us happy, but still end up living a tiring, pretentious & pressure-filled life. This is not how God intended us to live.
The Word reminds us that it is in letting go of our personal wants that we will find true rest. Jesus said, the more we chase after the world & everything that it offers, the more it will fail us. But the more we lose ourselves for God & focus on His purpose for our lives, that’s when we can experience the kind of fulfillment that will truly satisfy us.
[ “For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for Me and for the gospel will save it.” – Mark 8:35 ]
If you are facing huge trials & your enemies are mocking you today, God is reminding you to give your entire attention to what He has already done in your life and what He can do for you in the future. You can be assured that as you trust in Him, He will help you deal with whatever hard things that will come up.
[“Don’t be afraid for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged for I am your God.” -Isaiah 41:10]
The Holy Spirit is the one who gives us peace and hope. It is when we are filled with the fire of God’s Spirit that people notice there is something different about us. He empowers us to reach and accomplish things that go beyond our limitations. When God calls us to do something, He equips us through the power of the Holy Spirit.
“This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you.” -2 Timothy 1:6
God constantly reminds us that even if so many things cause us trouble & pain, and even if we mess up countless of times, His love for us remains the same. God’s love is eternal. Unchanging. Unconditional.
If you feel alone in the battles you are facing today, God is reminding you that He is never away. He has a great plan for your life and the best way to start over is to start believing that you are deeply LOVED by God more than you can ever imagine.
[ “For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty Savior. He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you.”-Zep 3:17 ]