May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
Hello dear friends. Who among us today needs a touch from the Father? Many of us are entrenched in various situations and circumstances which are beyond our control. Search your heart today for what you truly need from your Savior and LORD. Then rest in Him and the love He has for you and believe that e He will provide.
The writer of Psalm 42 was discouraged. When we are discouraged it is important for us to fix our attention on God’s goodness and His ability to help us and give us hope. Read God’s Word and reflect on His goodness throughout scripture. Psalm 42:5 – Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Often when we are in a season of discouragement, we look to other people and things to give us hope. God alone will suffice to help us overcome this season. Psalm 62:5-6 – Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Rest in God and His Word. Stop searching for solutions for your discouragement and despair in places where you will not find solace.
Our lives are filled with distractions and difficulties, but no matter what we encounter God desires to give us strength and hope to endure. Isaiah 41:31 – 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. Have you placed your hope in your Savior and LORD? Do you believe in His promises? I encourage you today to place your hope in the LORD and trust that He is working in your situation and circumstances and that He will give you strength. Rest in the promises found in His Word.
Take time to meditate on the power of God. Read God’s Word and allow Him to reveal His power to you. His power is available to you today as you face all sorts of situations. He desires to give you strength and peace. Do you truly believe your Father desires to give you strength and peace? After believing, then accept this strength and peace our Heavenly Father freely gives to His children. Psalm 29:11 – The Lord gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
Who among us today needs courage? Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Knowing my Savior and LORD is with me, provides me with comfort and security that worldly possession will never be able to offer. As we read throughout the book of Joshua, the same God that empowered Joshua is the same God that will empower us. In the book of Acts, we see that God empowered Peter and John as they preached before the Sanhedrin. Acts 4:13 – When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. God does not pick and choose who he will empower and give strength and courage to. He gives strength to His people. Are you a child of God? Spend time with your Savior and LORD and accept the gift of courage that the world cannot give.
Who today needs love? Friend, Jesus loves you. He died for you. He has saved your soul and has gone to prepare a place for you, an eternal home. Reading in Psalm 63, we see David’s desire for God’s presence, provision, and protection. That should also be our true desire. Friend, God is the only one who truly satisfies. Psalm 63:3 – Because your love is better than life; my lips will glorify you. 1 Chronicles 16:34 – Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Take comfort in knowing, nothing can separate you from the love your LORD has for you. Psalm 107:8 – Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
Allow this verse from Zephaniah 3:17 to quiet your soul today. Rest in your LORD’s love and allow Him to provide what you need. Believe in the promises of God’s Word. The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing – Zephaniah 3:17.
Dear Heavenly Father, so many need a special touch from You today. I pray that we will look to You to meet our needs and not look to what the world offers. Only You can offer true peace, courage, strength, and satisfaction. LORD, help us to rest in the promises of Your Word. Empower us Father to live our lives according to the plan and purpose You have set before us. In Jesus Precious Name I Pray…..Amen.