That’s Life!

Verse of the Day

You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, [NIV] Psalm 10:17

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Life is a series of problems, it’s either you’re in one now, you’re just coming out of one, or you’re getting ready to go into another one. The reason for this is that God is more interested in your character than your comfort; God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy. We can be reasonably happy here on earth, but that’s not the goal of life. The goal is to grow in character, in Christ likeness. No matter how good things are in your life, there is always something bad that needs to be worked on. And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for. [Rick Warren]. So what if life, more particularly your life is filled with the high bits and the low bits, God say, throughout it all, He hears our desires, He encourages us through them all and listens to us when we call Him. So we are never abandoned. We are never alone. So it doesn’t matter what phase in life’s journeys you’ve found yourself in, remember He is always, forever by your side. You will get through them all, and well too if you don’t give up. #Verseoftheday #Devotional #Bible #PurposeOfLife #Depression #Faithful #God #NotGivingUp #Focused

It was given for a reason

Verse of the Day

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, [NIV] 2 Timothy 1:6a

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Today I was reminded on the importance of not giving up on the dreams you’ve had for so long that appears to be taking forever to come to reality. The Lord gave it to you for a reason. Regardless of how long it may be taking to come to pass, refuse to give in to defeat. Remember, God has not given you the spirit of fear; He has given you the spirit of power, of courage and resolution, to meet difficulties and to meet uncertainties. He has given you the spirit of love, to carry you through opposition, spirit of a sound mind, of quietness of mind not to be moved by what you see. So what if the dream tarries, the Lord has said it will come to pass and in the end what He has said concerning you and me is all that matters. Stay focused, stay strong, Jesus is still in control. #Verseoftheday #Bible #Devotional #NotGivingUp #Dream #Vision #Focus #Purpose #Jesus #God