Thursday, July 27, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all. Psalms 34 : 18 , 19
LISTEN: God is near to those who call on Him with a sincere heart. He is always there for the brokenhearted and afflicted. Beloved, it is not a waste of time to serve and pray to God. God answers prayer. He does not disappoint those who call on him with a sincere heart. He wants us to pray to Him in our troubles and believe He will hear and save us. (Romans 10 : 13). No matter the situation, God promises to address it and give us victory because nothing is too hard for Him to do. (Jeremiah 32 : 27). We must learn to trust Him than we trust our fellow men. It is an error to put absolute confidence in man. Truly, failure and heartbreak are inevitable where trust for man exceeds trust for God. Humans are not God, therefore has the tendency to fail, disappoint, die, deceive, change, etc., hence our trust in man must no be absolute. Only God is worthy of absolute trust. Therefore, we should acknowledge that He is near to us and then pray to Him at all times; for when we fail to pray to God we will certainly stray away from His purpose.
Beloved, are you experiencing some afflictions? Is your life full of pains, shame and sorrows? Trust in God. He knows your distresses and burdens. He knows your cry for deliverance. He knows that you are heartbroken and afflicted. Just believe and serve Him. Certainly he wll see you through. No doubt, when trouble comes, it does appear as if we are not going to come out of it. We often panic and forget that God is near to His troubled children who call to Him with a sincere heart. Beloved, if your troubles increases, rather than worry and complain about it, take it to God in prayer. He is a merciful and compassionate Father, His attentive ears are itching to hear your heartfelt prayer. Just pray to Him and do not quit; for those who quit praying end up engaging themselves with worries. Beloved, no matter the magnitude of your trouble, determine to call on God for He is near to you. Remember, if you can sincerely pray, you can conquer.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not keep silent in times of troubles, instead, pray fervently to God for deliverance.
2. Trust the LORD to heal your broken heart and emotional trauma when you pray.
3. Do not give up in times of troubles, rather wait till your help comes.
4. Do not put your trust in man, because man can change, fail, die and disappoint; instead put your trust in God.
Daily Task: In times of troubles, trust in God and remember that He cannot abandon or reject anyone who truly believes in Him, therefore pray sincerely to Him and be delivered.
Daily Reflection: When God rises in defense of the brokenhearted, He releases divine intervention, destroys afflictions and orders deliverance for the afflicted.
Daily Prayer: Merciful Father, I know that you are nigh to the brokenhearted, therefore, I ask for your mercies today, deliver me from my troubles, in Jesus‘ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to your life, every enemy holding you hostage is hereby cast out from your life, in Jesus’ name.
Daily Quote: He whose heart is broken should mend it with faith and prayer, not with complaints and worries.
Today In History: July 27, 2002. The largest air show disaster in history occurs when a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine, killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others.