Daily Peace and Comfort
Jesus has already set us free from fear & worry. He has given us His peace that surpasses all understanding. But most of us wonder, if this is true, then why do we still have fears & anxiety that bring us down?
The Bible has constantly reminded us of what we already have in Jesus — peace, joy, freedom and so much more. Now all we have to do is believe that we have received it “by faith”. Believing is not easy if we don’t know His Word and if we don’t know Him personally.
As God’s children, we need to try our “very best” to get to know Him in a deeper way. We need to imitate the kind of humility & obedience Jesus has shown the Father. This way, we can fully grasp and receive the victory God has promised to everyone who will follow & believe in Him.
[ “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”- Isaiah 41:10 ]
Are you at a point in your life where you are seeking for someone really stable? Life is not easy nowadays, and with all the challenges we face, we all long for that someone who will make things right & settle the difficulties that come our way. All of us are looking for that someone who will fill the emptiness & uncertainty that brings fear & worry.
Jesus is the only way. The Bible is clear in reminding us that everything in this world, including us, was created for Him. Our lives are meant to be lived with Him in it. We can’t live a peaceful and functional life without Him. That is the reality we need to accept. God is welcoming us right now to know Him deeply and include His presence in our complicated lives. Only Jesus can make things right. It’s time to live for Him.
[“All things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” -Colossians 1:16-17]
Most of the time, we discover God when we are left on our own. But it is through failure, problems and neediness that we also learn to rely on God. By trusting in His love that will never ever fail, we can start to enjoy a victorious life and look forward to a better tomorrow.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”- 1 Corinthians 13:13
Do you know that your life has a special purpose? Being “called to serve” God is not exclusive to church ministers and workers. Your life is your pulpit… how you live, how you treat people, how you serve and how you share. Always remember that God is not looking at our weaknesses, He is looking at our hearts. Whenever we serve others in any way, we are actually serving God and fulfilling His purpose for our lives.
[ “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” -Ephesians 2:10 ]
Do you want to be successful in everything you put your hands to? Do you want your business or work life to flourish? The Bible says, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” If we want to experience 100% success, let’s listen to God’s specific instructions & make a choice to follow it.
[ “Give generously to them (the poor) and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.” – Deuteronomy 15:10 ]
Do you need direction? Always remember that apart from God you can do nothing, but when you abide in Him, nothing is impossible. Choose to hear His guidance through His Word. He is able do more than you can ask or think.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.”- Ephesians 3:20
Are you tired of the never ending mistakes & disappointments that’s coming your way? There is a level of wholeness & maturity that God has made available for us as so we can enjoy the deeper things in life. But this level can only be reached by giving importance to our spiritual lives and by spending time with God through worship.
The Lord reminds us to seek Him first and all the things we need shall be added to us. His invitation has always been open to get to know Him & hear from Him. God is after our hearts. And once we reach that point of surrender in His presence, change shall come and it will surely be for the better.
[“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 73:8 ]
Sometimes, God uses certain verses in the Bible to give us the comfort and direction that we need. Maybe a specific Word has touched your heart today, giving you God’s personal instruction that is waiting for your action. Listen to His voice and receive! The favor is already prepared for you! Always remember that one truth from God’s Word that you will trust and obey is worth more than the biggest favor any person in this world can give you.
[ “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you. I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” -2 Corinthians 6:2 ]
The Bible declares that love never fails. If your life is consumed with failure after failure & you can’t seem to find the joy or fulfillment that you are longing for, start following Jesus and show love for others. Make an effort to be blessing to someone. Remember that the smallest good deed is worth more than the biggest intention. If you need help today, you can start by helping others.
[ “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”-Galatians 6:9 ]
Making an effort to offer God something that will make Him happy is a worthy endeavor for every believer. Giving Him our time & devotion will drive out the helplessness & confusion that this world is constantly giving us on a regular basis.
As true children of God, we are expected to live our lives in accordance to the will of our Father in Heaven. Remember that each one of us is created “for Him” and not “for ourselves”. That’s why being close to God is something each we should pursue with all of our hearts. For there is nothing in this world that could ever satisfy the deep longings of our soul except the presence of God who knows us from the inside out.
[ “You alone are the LORD. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.” -Nehemiah 9:6 ]
Is there a right way to prepare for the coming of the Lord? Jesus said that on Judgement day, many will call Him and say “Lord, Lord…” but will not enter His kingdom, even those who did great things in His name. This should cause us to think deeply. How then should we prepare?
The Bible always reminds us to stay away from doing evil. And we can do this by continuously setting our hearts in seeking the Lord all the days of life. This message will direct us to what really matters to God. Ultimately, we will discover that our Father in Heaven does not look merely at our performance but with what’s in our hearts.
[ Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
Matthew 7:21 ]