Friday, June 30, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Jeremiah 32 : 27.
LISTEN: Everything is possible for our God. Nothing is too big for Him to handle. The bigger the problem, the better for our God. Big troubles only announce the name of our big God. Unfortunately, those who are spiritually blinded cannot see how big God is. When people are confused, frustrated and depressed because of certain issues in life, they tend to see nothing good anymore in life. They tend to believe that all hope is lost; as a result, nothing seems to make sense to them anymore. At such time, people rather wish to die than stay alive to experience miseries, sorrows and shame. However, if we think deep, we will certainly realise that there is no reason to give up just because there are issues that seem to take our lives. Instead we should acknowledge that God is able, and will not allow us to be tempted beyond what we can bear. (1Corinthians 10 : 13). Whatever the case, nothing is new to man, and nothing is new to God either. He said, “Behold I am the LORD, the God of all flesh, is there anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32 : 27). Beloved, God is bigger than your problems. He can handle what you cannot handle. Just trust Him. Obviously, the devil will not give up fighting you, therefore, you must not give up resisting him and pressing on too.
Beloved, nothing is too hard for God. Therefore, do not lose hope. Do not allow the devil to steal your faith, because that is the only asset you have to approach God. Protect your faith with all you have and put your hope in God. Do not allow the devil to overcome you. Whatever battle he wages against your finances, marriage, business, career, academic, family, ministry, wealth, etc., do not surrender your faith to him. He believes that if he (Satan) can conquer what you have (your faith) he would have destroyed you. So, do not give him such opportunity. Do not forget that your case is not different from what others are going through on a daily basis. Always remember that God has not given up on you, therefore you must not give up on yourself. Hope in Him and you will experience his grace. (Jeremiah 30 : 17). Beloved, cheer up! Help is coming for you.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Stop worrying yourself about your situation, instead pray, act and trust in God.
2. Always encourage yourself in God no matter what.
3. Do not allow depression to ruin your life, instead, be cheerful and believing.
4. Always remind yourself of God’s faithfulness and then trust his promises.
Daily Task: No matter the circumstance, learn to be calm and relax in time of trouble; hope in God, listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit and follow his instructions diligently and delightfully.
Daily Reflection: Have faith in God. No matter the trouble, our God can handle it. Because big troubles are only there to announce the name of our big God.
Daily Prayer: Almighty God, I put my trust and hope in you, do not let my enemy subdue me, or put me to shame, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to you, your expectations will not be cut off. Every disappointment and failure you may have encountered, may God manipulate it in your favour, in Jesus’ name.
Daily Quote: Nothing is too big for our God to handle. The bigger the problem, the better for our God.
Today In History: June 30, 1934. Adolf Hitler orders the purge of his own party in the “Night of the Long Knives.”