Daily Peace and Comfort
What should we do when we encounter people who cause us pain? The truth is, there’s no way we can go through life without being hurt. Jesus said, we should love our enemies and pray for those who mistreat us. Why? Because bitterness will only extend our pain, make us unhappy and cause us to lose a lot of things. Yes, God knows it’s not easy, but we can be assured that He will give us the grace to follow His will so that we can be released from the chains of anger and bitterness.
[ “But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.” – Luke 6:28 ]
Do you feel tired and exhausted with the challenges you are facing each day? The answer to that feeling of heaviness is this — linger in God’s presence for a while. Today, the Lord is teaching us how to take a break & surrender our worries to HIM. Through following His command to rest, we can receive the complete peace that can only come from Him. There is blessing in resting.
[ “And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” -Genesis 2:3 ]
Do you have a problem today? God is reminding us that relying on our own understanding, our own plans or solutions to our problems will only weigh us down. But if we choose to trust in the Lord, if we seek Him with all our heart, the clear direction and solution will come our way. He has already provided a way out.
“The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” -Zephaniah 3:17
Are there days when you feel like God seems distant? Perhaps you feel that He doesn’t see your efforts or hear your prayers. That’s not true! The Bible says, He knows everything about us. God sees every little effort that we do, even the ones other people don’t see. We may not get the appreciation that we deserve from other people, but God will surely make up for it! Remember, God can give us more than what we can imagine! He is reminding you today to never give up and continue to do good. Your reward is on its way!
[ “And your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.”- Matthew 6:6 ]
[ “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”-Galatians 6:9 ]
If we want to experience more of God’s promises fulfilled in our lives, we should learn to hold on and continue to do good, even if we have all the reasons to give up. Remember that what God has in store for us is worth any price or sacrifice we have to pay.
“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
True prosperity is living with wholehearted understanding that because of what Jesus has done for us, we have everything that we need to live a full and complete life. You may be in a rough stage in your life right now, but know that as long as you keep the faith & follow the Lord’s leading in your life, you can expect blessings to follow you all the days of your life.
[“The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.” -Proverbs 10:22]
We serve the most high God and the whole universe is in His hands. No enemy is powerful enough to keep you away from His mercy and love. Great is His plan for your life. That’s why it’s so important that you get to know Him in a deeper way. If you get in agreement with Him, He will not only bring you through the trouble, He will bring you out better off than you ever been before.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” – Lamentations 3:22-24
When we go through difficulties in life and see other people prosper, we sometimes ask, “God, do you really care about me? Do you still notice me, Lord?”
The Bible declares that God does not show favoritism. He gives everyone an equal opportunity to be blessed by Him. You still have that opportunity. So instead of focusing on how bad you feel today, stir your mind up, trust in His words and promises. Declare His goodness and your desire to follow His will no matter what.
“He is the Rock. His deeds are perfect. Everything He does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong, how just and upright He is!”-Deuteronomy 32:4
The key how to receive from God is this, “just simply ask and don’t complain.” There’s nothing God loves more than keeping promises, answering prayers, performing miracles and fulfilling dreams. That’s who He is. That’s what He does. Always remember that there is nothing God cannot do, and He is a Father who loves to hear from His children. Come to Him with joy and gladness, and rest in the comfort of His loving embrace.
[“And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”-1 John 5:14 ]
[ “For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”-Matthew 7:8 ]
No matter who you are and what you do, you cannot please everyone all the time. Sometimes God allows difficult people in our lives to help us mature in our spiritual journey. You may not be able to stop another person’s actions, but you can stop the effect it has on you by remembering who you are in Christ and what Jesus asks you to do.
“Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.” -Romans 12:17-18