Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: For he will not always overlook the plight of the poor, nor will the hope of the afflicted perish forever. Psalms 9 : 18
LISTEN: Life may be unfair to you, but God is always good. The cry of the poor and oppressed cannot escape the attentive ears of God, our compassionate Father. He takes note of our tears and heartbreak. He knows the pain we go through each day. He also knows how to calm our troubled hearts. No matter what happens, God will eventually give peace to those who sincerely cry to Him for help.
Beloved, is your heart troubled? Does your life look miserable? Are you heartbroken and depressed? Does your situation seem too big for you to bear? Do you think that God has abandoned you? My dear, God cannot abandon those who put their trust in Him. He is forever faithful, merciful, kind, compassionate and loving. Most times we think that God has abandoned us to our fate, as a result we cry and worry ourselves deeply against the will of God.
However, the bible gives a clear view of God’s position on our situations. The bible says, “For he will not always overlook the plight of the poor, nor will the hope of the afflicted perish forever.” (Psalms 9 : 18). This means that God understands how you feel and what you are going through. He is not ignorant of your affliction. He has not forgotten you as you claimed. He will not overlook your suffering. He will certainly intervene in your case. Beloved, this is your season of divine intervention. (Psalms 12 : 5 ; 102 : 17).
I want you to think deep on what the bible said in our verse of the day, ” For he will not always overlook the plight of the poor, nor will the hope of the afflicted perish forever.” What does that really mean? It means that, though God for a time may seem to neglect or forget the poor and the needy, and suffer their enemies to triumph over them; yet He will eventually rise in their defense. Beloved, the needy, and the poor, whose expectation is from the Lord, are never forgotten, though sometimes their deliverance is delayed for the greater confusion of their enemies, the greater manifestation of God’s mercy, and the greater benefit to themselves. Remember, God will arise to help you. Praise God!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Always remember that God cannot abandon you, therefore trust in Him.
2. Do not give up on your expectations, for your hope will not perish.
3. Do not forget that God knows and cares about what you are going through.
4. Learn to trust the faithfulness of God and you will not be frustrated by circumstances.
Daily Task: Always pray for divine intervention even when it seems delayed; and do not forget that God knows and cares about your welfare.
Daily Reflection: Those that feed their faith and starve their doubts are never frustrated by challenges and troubles of life.
Daily Prayer: Precious Father, rise up to help me in my affliction. Do not allow me to faint under it, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: Today, I prophesy over your life, divine help is coming to you. Every resistance to it is hereby destroyed, in Jesus’ name.