Hard times change us. What God will reward us later on in life depends on how we pass the test we are given right now. The Bible says, the eyes of God roam the earth, looking for someone whose heart is perfect toward Him. May we be the kind of person whose heart trusts in Him even if we go through things we don’t completely understand.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”-Proverbs 3:5-6
One thing we should always remember is that, Jesus gave His life not just for the assurance of Heaven after we die, but also for the assurance of a full and blessed life here on earth. As followers of Christ, know that our hands were already destined to do good things for others & great things for God. As we make ourselves available to God’s leading, our hands will become a channel of blessing not only to our loved ones but to countless people all around the world.
[ “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in Me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.” – John 14:12 ]
Sometimes, God uses separation to let His children discover true change in their lives. It may hurt at first, but we must believe that God will establish a better replacement for what we have lost. God is reminding us today to stop feeling sorry for ourselves because we can trust in Him. All He wants right now is for us to have faith that He will take care of everything and that He will give us the courage to completely let go.
[ “But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.” -Philippians 3:13-14 ]
[ “Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up;do you not perceive it?” -Isaiah 43:18-19 ]
This is something we should always remember: God allows trials in our lives to, first – test our faith, second-to show His faithfulness, and third-to increase our fruitfulness. In everything, God has a special purpose, and learning the lesson from painful experiences is the best way to move forward. Embrace the lessons because in the end, you will be surprised how it will make you a stronger & better person.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” -Romans 8:28
The Lord said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” God longs to have an intimate fellowship with His children. He is just waiting for us to move and make an effort to be closer to Him. If we seek God’s face, not only will we experience His presence but we will also feel at peace and complete.
[ “You make known to me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”-Psalm 16:11 ]
[ “You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart.”- Jeremiah 29:13 ]
Do you sometimes feel like you are never good enough and you keep on failing God? Today, God wants you to accept His abundant love and grace for you. He wants to remind you that His love never fails. Don’t listen to the enemy’s accusation that you will never be good enough. God is waiting patiently for you to start again and make things right in your life.
“Let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” -Hebrews 4:16
We all know how to show love to those who are close to us. But how are we expressing it to others? How do we respond to those who mistreat us? Today, the Lord wants to remind us that His main concern is our heart. He’s always after what’s within.
Following Jesus’ example of how to love is not something we can do halfheartedly. It takes great humility and a deep sense of commitment to express the meaning of true love. It’s not easy, but if we choose to follow His ways, we can victoriously get though any situation that hold us captive. People may have tried to push you down, but if you’ll get into agreement with God, He will push you up.
[ “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. – John 15:11-12 ]
There is a time and season for everything. If you will stay in faith and keep believing that God loves you, then at the right time, what you have longed for will be released to you. Always remember this, “when God says NO, it is for a greater YES.” Don’t lose heart, God has something better coming your way.
“For I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear, I will help you.” -Isaiah 41:13
God has made you the way you are for a very special purpose. He designed you and blessed you with specific gifts that will manifest His goodness. God is reminding you today, to not be too focused on the troubles that stand in your way. Choose to live you life on purpose. Be a blessing to others and see how each step of obedience can change all the uncertainties that steals your joy away.
[ Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” – John 14:23 ]
Yes! We can still have victory even if people reject us. We must continue to trust that God will bring to justice all the pain we have been through. He sees everything! It’s very important that we know Him as an all powerful God who can reverse any negative circumstance in our favor. Let us follow His will and He promised to be our refuge.
“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”-1 Peter 3:9