Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Author: Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day: Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in him, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.- Romans 15 : 13

LISTEN: God almighty is the God of hope. His Spirit, even the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of hope. God gives hope to the hopeless, oppressed, afflicted and heartbroken. He gives hope, that is, He fills our hearts with good desires and expectations. God causes us to expect our heart desires from Him with absolute confidence and trust. Beloved, there is no hopeless person in God, the only person without hope is a person without God. It does not matter how hopeless your situation may seem, God is the solution to your state of Hopelessness. (Ephesians 2 : 12).

If your hope is in God, you are not permitted to continue to live with a hopeless mindset. Your faith in the power of the living God will certainly drive away hopelessness. Beloved, do you know what it means to be hopeless? To be hopeless is to have no expectation of good or success. It is to despair; and giving no ground for hope. A lot of people are drowning in the ocean of hopelessness today. They do not believe that good things or success will ever come their ways. They are not expecting good or success but evil. They believe that they do not belong to the future.

Beloved, are you hopeless? Do you see nothing good in your future? I want you to know that hopelessness is never a place to be. No rational person will hesitate to run away from the company of hopeless people. Hopeless people could be so terrible and unpredictable, because hopeless people hardly think positively, let alone take positive actions. Beloved, no matter the situation you find yourself, you have no reason to be hopeless. It does not matter how miserable your case might seem, you still do not have any reason to be hopeless.

Obviously, some situations might appear hopeless naturally, but not with God. There is no hopeless situation with God. My dear, cheer up! Do not despair, rather encourage yourself in God. All hope is not lost. Believe in God, He is everything you need. Looking unto Him will cause your courage and hope to return. Stop looking at your circumstances and start to look unto God. No matter what, never lose hope. God will not give up on you, therefore do not give up on Him.

Perhaps your situation is so hopeless, as a result, you have chosen to be hopeless and to give up on life and God. I want you to quit that fruitless journey and surrender your case to God. Determine to live differently from today. Let the God of hope, even the almighty God fill your heart with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Beloved, begin today to allow hope grow in your spirit, and you will soon celebrate the mercies and goodness of God. (Romans 15 : 4)

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter how bad your situation might seem, never lose hope nor give up on life and God.
2. Do not allow the hopelessness of yesterday to keep you from investing in today for a better future.
3. Cast your burden upon God and trust Him to deliver you out of the mess.
4. Whenever you feel downcast and depressed, never cease to speak good things to your life, and expect it to come true shortly.

Daily Task: Be Continually hopeful no matter what, for there is no crime in being hopeful.

Daily Reflection: God is the solution to our state of Hopelessness. There is no hopeless person in God, except he or she who is without God.

Daily Prayer: Almighty God, I know you are my hope, help me to overcome my hopelessness and to remain hopeful and overcoming, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Prophetic Declaration: Today, I prophesy over your life, may God arrest the spirits of hopelessness, depression and frustration in your life; may He give you grace to be strong, hopeful and victorious, in Jesus’ name.

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