…..so many things happening in life but all I can say is that no doubt, God is good.
The man, Job, experiences shame, pain, and disgrace in the aftermath of the calamities that came upon him and his family.
Of course, he was unhappy, and he despairs for his life. Many of us are sad today due to reasons we can or cannot explain.
We all encounter difficulties and challenges daily.
Job vexed all his anger and bitterness. He even cursed the day he was born. He was sad and lost hope.
He knew that if he had not been born, he wouldn’t have any trouble. And that is the truth!
There’s a lot of trouble in life that many perspire and dread living.
It’s okay to express your emotions and let it all out. It’s okay to say what you want to say and let God know how you feel.
God understands, and He alone can fix many of our daily troubles.
So, turn to Him more than you have ever done before.
He will come and save you!
When God created the world, He saw that He did the right thing. He saw that all He had made were good. He was happy.
The evidence of peace is not the absence of problems or chaos, but it is an indication that you are moving in the right direction.
We make choices every day and every time.
We do not need to experience Peace at every decision, but we need this indication especially when we make major decisions in our lives.
Sometimes, we just need to be at the right place at the right time. We do not need to make a decision for this to happen.
When you make the right choice, you can know. Watch out for the presence of inner peace. Yes, it is “inner peace” because it comes from within.
And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
If your heart and mind are troubled, then something is wrong with your choices and decisions.
Next Paul and Silas traveled through the area of Phrygia and Galatia, because the Holy Spirit had prevented them from preaching the word in the province of Asia at that time.
Then coming to the borders of Mysia, they headed north for the province of Bithynia, but again the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them to go there.
Sometimes, you might need to pray about it to God.
You also need to wait after praying because you cannot rush a decision after you have prayed.
At the end of the day and time, God might just drop something on your mind, and instantly, you will know that you are on the right track.
If you are on the wrong track, God may cause you to suddenly lose interest.
This is not holistic as God speaks to people differently, but Peace of mind is one of God’s methods of communicating His will to man.
Most of the time, it is in a still small voice.
“So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take away sickness from among you. No woman in your land will miscarry or be barren; I will fulfill the number of your days.…
Most of God’s promises required obedience for fulfillment.
Although man likes to cut corners, God always has the best intentions.
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
“In his kindness, God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.”
Troubles do not last, but God’s promises of Restoration, Support, Strength, and Right Placement is assured.
“May the LORD bless you and keep you; may the LORD cause His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; may the LORD lift up His countenance toward you and give you peace.’…
Oh God, may we enjoy your favorite look upon us. Regardless, may we still find favor in your eyes.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Peace, Peace, and Peace is all we all need for every situation and every time.
I pray that we will have His Peace in abundance all of our days, Amen.
Happy new year!
Ponder on the good things that happened this year than the bad things that happened, and be thankful to God for His goodness.
It is good to praise the Lord. It is good to gaze upon His majesty, to proclaim His love in the morning, and His faithfulness at night.
Oh, it is good to worship and praise the Lord.
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 NLT
Praise the Lord ! Give thanks to the Lord , for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 106:1 NLT
Give thanks to the Lord , for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies.
Psalms 107:1-2 NLT
Give thanks to the Lord , for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
Psalms 118:1 NLT
And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
Colossians 3:15 NLT
The oppressor will always hold on to the oppressed.
Anything or anyone that places a burden on you is an oppressor.
The master usually doesn’t want the servant to go.
If a king has its way would prefer to be king forever (dictatorship).
You will need to fight hard to rescue the prey (victim) from the warrior.
The warrior usually will not let go of his spoil (victim).
To be free, the oppressed must have a ransom, a kinsman, or fight to the end.
Sometimes, you need to be tired of being too tired of gray areas of your life for changes to start taking place.
This morning, I went through the verse I had read before, and I found a renewed inspiration.
So Ruth went out to gather grain behind the harvesters. And as it happened, she found herself working in a field that belonged to Boaz, the relative of her father-in-law, Elimelech.
Ruth 2:3 NLT
There’s a lot in this verse, but I will break it into one piece in prayers.
May we find ourselves in the right place and at the right time. We shall not miss our rightful place in Jesus’ name.
We shall enjoy God’s grace and favor. God’s mercy shall meet us at the feet of Jesus. We will not miss our blessings by a split of a second.
In the morning, favor meets us. At noon, God’s graciousness won’t leave us, and in the night, His help will remain at our sides. We will not labor in vain.
God’s favor and mercy will bring us closer to our destiny, and we shall fulfill destiny in the name of Jesus.
You will be positioned to your glory and destiny at the right place at the right time.
But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord ; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord , have spoken!
Isaiah 54:17 NLT
When there is no one to encourage you in your challenges, you have to inspire yourself.
When there is no one around to help or to console, and everyone abandons you, encourage yourself. When others let you down, you should not let yourself down. Take these steps in times of crisis. Do not let your guard down. Be strong and courageous.
Shake off fear and hopelessness. Develop a strong-willed mind and a sound Spirit. In a short time, you will come out as a victor.
As I conclude this series, I would like to remind us of all the lessons– that you can refresh your old memories that bring sweet feelings. Although this seems simple, you have to recollect all of the good feelings you had in the past.
Seek counsel! At the moment, you feel downcast and weary. You need help that is reliable and able to lift you from your lowly state. There are times you cannot do it all alone, and an extra hand is all you need to be on your two toes.
Do not give up on yourself. If you can breathe, you can live again.