Blessed be … the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,who comforts us in all our troubles… —2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Thomas Moore was an Irish songwriter and poet who brought joy to many who saw him perform. Yet, his personal life was troubled by repeated heartaches, including the death of all five of his children. Moore’s personal wounds make these words of his all the more meaningful:
“Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” This moving statement reminds us that meeting with God in prayer can bring healing to the troubled soul.
If you are broken and sorrowful, take refuge in God and you will feel and know His comfort.
Ephesians 3:17’Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.’
– As we trust and have faith in the Lord, our relationship with Him is strengthened.
– In the process our roots can grow down deep into His love.
– This will anchor our lives and keep us secure and strong.
– May you know His love and His strength, today and always!
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I declare that my trust and my hope is in You. I ask that You would come and cause my roots to grow down deep into Your love and that I will stand strong because You are my foundation. Amen.
Titus 2:12 says, ‘..say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.’
Do you know when we participate in ungodly behavior we get the stench of the world on us. Denying ungodliness means we choose not to watch movies that have swearing, nudity and blatant adultery in them. It means we refuse to participate in backbiting and gossip. It means we guard our thought life, we don’t cheat in exams, and remain upright in our business dealings.
Beloved, the blood of Jesus has washed us. Now don’t keep sinning and putting on the filth of the world!
When we pray, “Your will be done” (Matthew 6:10), we are asking for God’s will to prevail over our will.
We are often tempted to believe “God gives us the opposite of what we ask for.” Your will be done means giving total control of your life to God.
That’s the kind of prayer God can answer because it’s based on the truth of God’s word. Many of us are unhappy because we’ve never surrendered our lives, our plans or our future to His control. Oftentimes we forget that God has the best plan for our life.
What is it that you are afraid to give to God? Whatever it is, you’ll be a lot happier when you finally say, “Your will be done!”
Ephesians 3:20 ‘Now all glory to God, Who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.’
– What a wonderful thought to think that His mighty power is at work within us.
– He is working in our hearts and lives for a greater purpose.
– The Lord wants to see even greater things accomplished through your life.
– Don’t settle for less, believe for His best and give Him all the glory.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You that You are working in my life. I am grateful for what You are doing within me and I look forward to the wonderful things that You will accomplish in my life. In Jesus Name, Amen.
You may be in the midst of a crucial decision, or you may be seeking God for some specific direction in your life. He wants you to know His will. He is interested in every detail of life. He promises to guide you and reveal His will to you as your Instructor and Counsellor. He is constantly watching over you for that very purpose. But He wants you to be open-hearted and responsive.
“Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by the bit and bridle or they will not come to you.” (Psalm 32:9) The Holy Spirit lives within you to reveal God’s will to you and He enables you joyfully to fulfill it.
Luke 7:13: “When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, ‘Do not weep.’
That short phrase, “He had compassion on her,” catches our attention and gives us insight into the heart of Jesus Christ. He was moved with compassion for a weeping woman, a mother who had lost her son. Jesus raised the widow’s son to life and turned a funeral procession into a celebration.
Child of God, God has seen your tears. He has compassion on you. He will respond to your needs, He will help you and strengthen you. He will change your dead situation to life and celebration!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
If the future feels uncertain right now, remember this: God is already in all of our tomorrows. He knows our way, and He has a plan. And we can be assured it’s always the best one for us.
God never asks us to figure it all out on our own. He just asks us to trust Him, and He promises to make our pathways straight. No matter how we feel or what our current situation may be, we can be confident that God’s Presence will go before us, paving out pathways, guiding and guarding our steps.
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Zion! Behold, your King is coming to you! Zechariah 9:9
Our response to Jesus the coming King should be to rejoice and shout in triumph. Perhaps you wonder, “How can I rejoice greatly when there are so many overwhelming problems in my personal life? Jesus’ coming will be nice, but that seems like a long way off. How can I rejoice now?” Christ came to take away our sins, to roll off our curse, to unbind our chains, to open our prison doors, to cancel our debt; in other words, to give us the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. When the Lord comes again, your pain will be a distant memory, every tear will be wiped away, joy unspeakable will be your portion because you will live with your Saviour for ever and ever!