Even negative experiences can have a positive impact when we open our hearts, accept and trust in God’s overall plan. Now is the time for you to refocus your pain. When you put your hope in Him, you will never be disappointed. This message also gives encouragement for those who are away from their loved ones.
Is it possible to have inner peace when you are in the middle of a crisis? The answer is yes. Today, God wants you to know that the best and most beautiful things in life are not seen or touched, but are felt in the heart and spirit.
“For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever.”-2 Corinthians 4:17
When you feel like you are sinking under the weight of your burdens, just call on the name of Jesus and He will lift you up. God can hear you. Let your present weakness be the door to God’s Presence. Your voice of faith is your key to enter His throne.
“He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble.”-Psalm 91:15
God blesses those who have a thankful heart. When you are grateful for the little things God is giving you, He will reward you with bigger things in life. It’s not easy to be thankful when things are not going well in our life, but if we keep a good attitude no matter what, God will miraculously work in our behalf.
“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”-1 Thessalonians 5:18
The moment that you start caring more about someone else’s needs than rather than your own can be a moment of breakthrough for you. A moment where you will feel God’s power to multiply work in your life. For He promised to bless you and your work when you care for the things that He cares about.
[“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]
God wants us to walk in peace continually. If we try to figure out everything, it will be very hard for us to live in peace. But if we choose to believe that all of the trials we are experiencing has a good purpose, we can rest with hope in our hearts that God will take care of everything that concerns us.
[ “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 ]
One of the most precious gifts God has given us is the gift of time. We often do not realize the value of each hour in every day. We waste our time with unnecessary things, not realizing how it could be used to change the course of our life for the better. Today, God is reminding us to be wise with how we use our time. Are we spending or investing it?
“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise making the most of your time because the days are evil.”-Ephesians 5:15-16
Do you feel bad today because of what someone has done to you? Do you feel down because someone has disappointed you? Jesus knows how you feel because He also experienced it. But despite being lied to, hurt and betrayed, He still chose to forgive those who hurt Him and not give in to His emotions.
God is reminding us today to do the same. Before we react in anger, irritation or judgement, let us remember Jesus’ kindness and humility. He has been gracious to us despite our imperfections. In the same way, He expects us to do the same to others.
[ “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” – John 15:12 ]
[ “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven”-Luke 6:37 ]
If there was one person who suffered rejection more than anyone else in this world, it is our Lord Jesus Christ. He was treated as an outcast, was falsely accused, ridiculed, belittled, abandoned and was betrayed by a close friend.
Are you going through a similar thing? Well, Jesus understands you, and He wants to assure you today that rejection is never fatal, no matter how painful it is. Always remember that other people’s opinion about you doesn’t matter as long as God is on your side.
[ “So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” -Hebrews 13:6 ]
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 ]