Tears of Joy not sorrow

Verse of the Day

Tears of joy will stream down their faces, and I will lead them home with great care. They will walk beside quiet streams and on smooth paths where they will not stumble. [NLT] Jeremiah 31:9

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In this bible verse God assures his people that He will AGAIN restore His children to their place of rest. Even though you may be going through difficulties that at times have been so humiliating; brought low to the point where the times in your life when you experienced joy has become a distant memory, God is reminding YOU that YOU will be joyful again, and this time around the tears you’ve shed over those trials will be exchanged instead with tears of joy. How about that! So even though you may have woken up this morning, feeling so underwhelmed to the point that you don’t want to be seen, because of certain situations that is making a mockery of you, the Lord is reminding you this morning that you will hold your head high again, because He will lead you to your place of promotion, where you no longer have to feel humiliation again. Take heart, Jesus cares, and for you He cares an awful lot. You will smile again, and because God said so, He will do exactly what He said! You will experience joy again. You better believe that! #Verseoftheday #Bible #Devotional #TearsofJoy #Jesus

Lost and Found

Verse of the Day

“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.” [NIV] John 16:33

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During my long trip today, I had the opportunity to be left alone with my thoughts. As I went back and forth through it all, without the demands of a toddler asking me why the TV channel was fixated at the wrong one, or why his food is not quite to the temperature he prefers, I am reminded of a time long gone, and how it is now, the journey in between and how far the Lord has brought me. The future is not certain or guaranteed to any person, indeed it is not promised to any man, but I know of one who knows the future. And when you have Him with you, you can go through the journey of life with an unshakable hope that your future is secure at the hands of “the future maker”, Jesus! I don’t know what you might be struggling with in your present. Maybe the outlook is so bleak that you’ve considered giving in and ending it all. If you did, you will never get to see the glorious plans He has for your life. Yes challenges will come, but Jesus promises you that you will be victorious! Now that is the benefit having Him with you makes to your life’s experiences. I am a living testimony of that fact and truth. You may have lost your way, confused and at your wits end. But I am here to tell you, that having Jesus with you makes all the difference. He is the difference. And with Him, He is your only hope of Glory, and your guarantee to life, and life everlasting. Why don’t you try Jesus Today, He has all the answers to the burning questions keeping awake when you should be at rest. #Verseoftheday #Bible #Devotional #LostAndFound #Jesus #FutureMaker #JourneyFinisher #VictoriousLiving #Christ #HopeofGlory #Glory

Not So Perfect Day

Verse of the day

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. [NLT] Philippians 4:13

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Regardless of how your day may have been or even your week, whatever your circumstance, the strength of God is available for you to stick it out and come out triumphant. It may not have been a perfect day, but with God it can still be a day of success for you. Why because you chose not to let the challenges overwhelm or overcome you. And because you are still standing, no form of challenge will ever be too much for you to bear, because you have the knowledge that the strength of Christ at work in you is more than able to overcome them all. How’s your day going? Don’t let the strength of Christ in you be put to shame, because you chose to give in to life’s challenges. #Verseoftheday #Bible #Devotional #NotSoPerfectDay

Keeping quiet just won’t do!

Verse of the day

Has the LORD redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies. [NLT] Psalm 107:2

Sometimes it is good to speak up concerning all that the Lord has done for you. You just never know, your testimony might just be that lifeline that someone around you might need to hear. So today’s post, is not about listing all the wonderful deeds the Lord has done for me, No, I just thought to remind you, that which the Lord did for you, that innermost desire which He fulfilled, it’s time you told someone about it. Has God not been good to you? Why don’t you tell someone all about it today, how He saved you and made all things new and colourful in your life. Tell Someone about God’s faithfulness in your life, and you just never know you might just be saving a life on the edge of giving up. God bless you as you do this! #TellSomeoneAboutTheGoodnessOfGod #Verseoftheday #Bible #Devotional

Doubts, more doubts and the light of Hope!

Verse of the Day

When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. [NLT] Psalm 94:19

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There is no other place I would rather be than where I am with you Lord Jesus! There’s no greater fulfilment than living the life You planned for me. There is no greater feeling than finally understanding the sincerity and depth of the words You’ve spoken concerning me. Words to encourage me through difficult times. Words to resolve my focus when surrounded with so much distraction. Words, words, to hold onto when my mind is filled with a myriad of doubts and it appears all are lost. A smile, the joy that I feel when I think of my future, a future orchestrated and built on the foundation of Your love, how that fills me with so much hope. Lord Jesus, after my search (and Lord you know how hard I’ve searched), without a doubt I have found for certain, there is no love, no grace or mercy that can be found or compared to that which I’ve found in You. Lord Jesus I am grateful that I am no longer lost or in a state I once was in. If it hadn’t been for you Lord, where would I have been today? What would have become of me without your words to comfort and encourage me? Now that I have found you, my life finally makes sense. Yes Lord Jesus, yes You gave me clarity in the midst of confusion, and dared me to hope when compelled by a great deal of conflicting facts. And because I hoped in you, your unwavering truth and words were revealed in my life. For that Lord, I am truly grateful! Are you still searching for the meaning of your life? Are you compelled by a great deal of facts that is making it impossible to find the truth of what God says concerning you? Then why don’t you try Jesus, you would be surprised to hear what He has to say concerning you? And He does exactly what he says He will do!

I could not have asked any better

Verse of the Day

At the moment I have all I need–and more! [NLT] Philippians 4:18a

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Indeed Lord, You are every lovely word I could conceivably think of. The stories of my life may not be one so easily told, or the journey many would have opted to travel on, but Lord, You made it what it is, and You blessed me unashamedly. Indeed I could not have asked it to be any other way than the way it is. In these moments of my life, Lord Jesus I thank you for the gift of life, and life to see how far and long you’ve taken me. Indeed in these moments of my life, when I remember all the detours, the transiting, and the never ending stop gaps, I am thankful that they were journeys that prepared me for this moment. Lord I have found all I have waited for, and needed, and indeed I could not have asked any better than what you’ve given to me. This has been my testimony, this is my song. Sometimes your life’s journeys may not go as planned, but as long as Jehovah is in it, you will get to your desired destination. Don’t let the detours, delays, derailment and stop gaps bother you. It’s only building your character, and a man/woman of proven character is a person who understands where they are going to; a person whose hope in God can never be shaken, because they know their God will never disappoint them; that their God is more than able to give them much more than they could have ever asked for. Your desired destination is much closer than you know, and your testimony sure, in Jesus name. Amen.

Betrayal does not mean Denial

Verse of the day

God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?[ NLT] Numbers 23:19

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Many of the reasons why many of us don’t receive the full promise of God is maybe because we often bring Him to the level of men by our thinking. Because we were once victims of abuse, betrayal, broken promises and lies and many lies at the hands of men, when faced with having to wait for the fulfilment of God’s promise on that desired goal, we give up on the promise because we think it won’t happen due to our previous experiences suffered at hands of people; thereby equating God to man. Just because you have been betrayed by people does not mean that God is going to do the same, that maybe that long awaited dream is taking so long to find fulfilment in your life because God changed his mind. God can be trusted you know, we are reminded here that He is not a man that is susceptible to changing his mind, lying and breaking promises. God is not like that. He can be trusted, He can be relied upon, and He NEVER fails to act on your behalf. He will do exactly what He’s told you in His book that He will do for you. That desired/promised change may be taken longer than it should, but that doesn’t mean that the delay is because He’s forgotten or that He’s changed His mind concerning you. Have faith, God is still at work on your behalf.