Verse of the Day
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. [NIV] Mark 11:22
Certain things may not be making sense. Things may not be going according to planned or expected. Today I am encouraged, that even if things may not be going my way, that all I need do is have faith in God, and all will work out well. #Verseoftheday #Devotional
I think of the good old days, long since ended,
When my nights were filled with joyful songs.
I search my soul and ponder the difference now.
Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he slammed the door on his compassion?
And I said, “This is my fate;
The Most High has turned his hand against me.”
But then I recall all you have done, O LORD;
I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago.
[NLT] Psalm 77:5-6; 9-11
It doesn’t matter what season you’ve found yourself in, may be now things are not quite as pleasant as it once was. Don’t let that trouble you. Remember the wonderful things God did for you, it may be a distant memory now because of the current challenges, nevertheless He did come through for you then, and He will do it again. All that is good, wonderful most excellent about your life think on it, and in His time, He will do it all again. Remember the days, nights when you couldn’t help but burst out laughing for no reason, danced till you could dance no more, think on them, and don’t let anyone deceive you into thinking that you’ve been forgotten. On the contrary, your current challenges, your weaknesses are signs that your creator is much closer than you could ever know. Cheer up, your better day are near! #HappyFridayEveryone #Verseoftheday #Devotional
Verse of the Day
But among the Israelites it will be so peaceful that not even a dog will bark. Then you will know that the LORD makes a distinction between the Egyptians and the Israelites. [NLT] Exodus 11:7
Following God’s appearance to Moses in the form of the burning bush and his return to Egypt to deliver the message of God to Pharaoh king of Egypt to release the children of Israel living among them from their enslavement, many plagues were inflicted upon Egypt with the rod in his hands, because of pharaoh’s refusal to let the Israelites leave Egypt. And even though the land and the people of Egypt were besieged by one form of plague after another, none of the plagues affected the community of the Israelites living among them. Since God had marked them for distinction, God made sure that there was a clear separation between the Israelites and the Egyptians. Are there some unsettling news hovering around your work place, your neighbourhood, your home or your area of business? Remember, since God has distinguished/exempted/separated you, you have no need to fear, because none of it will get to you. Our Father in heaven, creator of the heavens and the earth has place a clear distinction on you, so that all eyes that see you, will see the difference having Jesus in your life makes in your life in times of distress. Have no fear, Jesus is with you, and He’s made sure that none of the plagues hovering around will come near your resting place.
Verse of the Day
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. [NIV] 2 Peter 3:8
Never ever forget this! God is not slow in answering prayers; He just has His ways of doing things. And in His time, regardless of how long it may have been, or that you’ve waited for that much needed promotion, one thing is certain. He does show up, and He will never abandon you in that situation. You are not forgotten! You’ve not been abandoned. He will must definitely show up, and you’ll realise He was worth waiting for.