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 ]
One sure sign that our plan is bound to fail, is when we begin to think that “we can handle things on our own”. When we start making plans for ourselves & our loved ones without considering God’s will for us, that’s when trouble starts creeping in.
The cure for the heaviness we feel today is surrender – full and wholehearted surrender to our God who owns everything. Once we acknowledge Him & accept His perfect plan for us, that’s the time we can be completely rested in the assurance that everything will work together for our own good. God’s plan will always prevail.
[ “Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust Him, and He will help you.” – Psalm 37:5 ]
Has someone hurt you? The Lord wants to heal you right now. The Bible says that God is close to the brokenhearted. He wants to take away the heaviness that is weighing you down. But you must first surrender it to Him. Why? Because bitterness will only cause you more harm than good, it will multiply the pain that is already in your heart. It will make you an unhappy person. Don’t let that happen to you.
If you’re already tired & looking for a way out, start giving thanks & see what God will do. He is just. Trust Him.
[ “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 ]
When you keep on doing the right things, promotion is guaranteed. Nobody can stop it. So don’t feel weary in doing small acts of obedience and integrity in your workplace. Continue to do good, even when nobody is looking. Always remember that Jesus produces great miracles when His people trust and obey His instructions.
“And your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” -Matthew 6:4
God will use people to bless us. No matter what our need is today, He is reminding us that He already gave us the principle on how to receive from Him. Jesus said, “do to others as you would have them do to you.” Do you need mercy? Show mercy. You need love? Give love. Do you need forgiveness? Help in time of trouble? Do it to other people and see what God will do for you. Time and again we are reminded to not grow weary in doing good. Why? Because there is indeed a harvest if we will never give up.
[ “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” -Matthew 7:12 ]