Dec 7, 2023

Good Plans

We often do not know our own thoughts, nor know our own mind, but God is never at any uncertainty within Himself. We are sometimes ready to fear that God's designs concerning us are all against us but He knows the contrary concerning His own people, that they are thoughts of good and not of evil even that which seems evil is designed for good. His thoughts are all working towards the expected end, which He will give in due time. The end they expect will come, though perhaps not when they expect it. Let them have patience till the fruit is ripe, and then they shall have it. He will give them an end, and expectation, so it is in the original. 

He will give them to see the end (the comfortable termination) of their trouble though it last long, it shall not last always. The time to favour Zion, yea, the set time, will come. When things are at the worst they will begin to mend and He will give them to see the glorious perfection of their deliverance for, as for God, His work is perfect. He that in the beginning finished the heavens and the earth, and all the hosts of both, will finish all the blessings of both to His people. When He begins in ways of mercy He will make an end. God does nothing by halves. 

He will give them to see the expectation, that end which they desire and hope for, and have been long waiting for. He will give them, not the expectations of their fears, nor the expectations of their fancies, but the expectations of their faith, the end which He has promised and which will turn for the best to them.

from Matthew Henry Bible Commentary


Dec 5, 2023

In Due Time

The salvation of the righteous will be the Lord's doing. He will help them to do their duties, to bear their burdens; help them to bear their troubles well, and, in due time, will deliver them out of their troubles. Seek and trust Him, and Him only, for help and deliverance.

Be patient - God wants us to trust Him and to keep trusting Him in and out of season. And being patient is how we show God that we have firm confidence and believe in his sovereignty. As believers trust is crucial to receiving every promise God makes to us.  

Wait on the Lord - Let your hope be from the Lord; depend wholly on Him; have such confidence in Him as to expect His graciousness and for Him to act on your behalf. 

Keep His way - Or, walk in the path which He commands. Do not turn from that at any point. Do not allow any temptation, or any opposition, to cause you to swerve from that path.

The way to achieve victory when the enemy attacks is to wait on the Lord to act and to keep His way. Trust in the Lord and obedience to His commands are powerful weapons. If we trust and obey, the righteous will be exalted by the Lord and will dwell in the Promised Land.

Father God, help us to live in the spirit of obedience. May we trust You enough to let You take the lead and follow You. In Jesus' name, amen 🙏. 

Nov 23, 2023

Stay Peaceful and Stand Firm

Listen to this, Job; 'stand still and consider the wonders of God.' Job 37:14  

In Job 37, Job was still waiting for answers from God regarding his sufferings, and Elihi gave him advice - STAND STILL and consider the wonders of God.

👉 When you're in a difficult situation -

✅ DO what you know to do. 
✅ DON'T feel pressured to take action if you have no clear direction from God. 

👉 Ask God to open your mind to new ways of thinking, doing and seeing things -

✅ IF HE DOES show you something, then do it.
✅ IF HE DOESN'T, then remain peaceful and trust that He'll work for you and do what you can't do. 

👉 While you're waiting -

✅ CONSIDER all the wonders and amazing things God has done all around you. 
✅ REMEMBER all the miracles He's performed for you in the past to build faith for your future miracle. 
✅ THANK HIM in advance for supporting you, hearing you, and at the right time answering you. 

Father, we may not know what to do in our situation, but we do know You, and You're working right now on our behalf. We believe You're doing something amazing and we are expecting to see it soon. Thank You, Sir. In Jesus' name, amen 🙏. 

Nov 18, 2023

Spend Time with Him

No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; and every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn. This [peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from Me,” says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17/AMP

Isaiah 54:17 is part of your inheritance as a believer. If you spend time with God, you are protected by His presence.

When we spend time in God's presence, He becomes our protection, our stability, our place of refuge.

He becomes the source of our help, not only when we feel the enemy has forged weapons against us, but in EVERY situation and EVERY circumstance.

Thank You Father, for Your loving arms that hold us and protect us. Bless Your Holy name 🙌🏻. 

Nov 15, 2023

While We Wait

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31

When you want to quit, be encouraged that you don’t have to keep going on your own strength. 

Remember this promise – God will renew your strength as you wait upon Him. You can lean on Him to help you keep running your race so you can finish your course.

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the promise of Isaiah 40:29-31. Help us to wait on You and trust in Your unfailing love, so that we may renew our strength and soar like eagles. Give us the courage to run with endurance, walk with confidence, and overcome any challenges that we may face. In Jesus' name, amen 🙏.

Nov 2, 2023

Need Wisdom and Direction?

This is the 'Formula' 

Proverbs 2:1-11

My child, listen to what I say,
     and treasure My commands.
2  Tune your ears to wisdom,
     and concentrate on understanding.
3  Cry out for insight,
     and ask for understanding.
4  Search for them as you would for silver;
     seek them like hidden treasures.
5  Then you will understand what it means to 
    fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge 
    of God.
6  For the Lord grants wisdom! From His
    mouth come knowledge and
7  He grants a treasure of common sense to
    the honest. He is a shield to those who 
    walk with integrity.
8  He guards the paths of the just and
    protects those who are faithful to Him.
9   Then you will understand what is right, just,
     and fair, and you will find the right way to
10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and
     knowledge will fill you with joy.
11 Wise choices will watch over you. 
     Understanding will keep you safe.

Father, like the above scriptures suggest, help us to seek wisdom and understanding. And as we do, may we just know what to do. In Jesus' name, amen 🙏.

Oct 11, 2023

Shape Your Worries into Prayers

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Philippians 4:6,7/MSG

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all He has done. 

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. Matthew 6:34/MSG

We need to let go of our concerns for the future and focus on the present, trusting that God will provide for our needs and guide us through life's difficulties. 

Heavenly Father, thank You for being the omnipotent God who takes care of every need and calms every anxious heart. We give You our worries and concerns, knowing that You are in control, and You always have a good plan. In Jesus’ name, amen 🙏.