Tuesday, August 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 a great God. He gives hope to the hopeless who put their hope in Him. He fills their hearts with good desires and expectations. He causes those who rely on Him to expect with confidence and trust. Beloved, there is no hopeless person in God. Hopelessness is a show of godlessness. (Ephesians 2 : 12). There is no one who put his or her hope in God that is permitted to continue to live with a hopeless mindset. A firm believe in the power of God will drive away hopelessness. But what does it mean to be hopeless? It means to have no expectation of good or success. It is to despair; and giving no ground for hope. Hopelessness has been the condition of many 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 the future holds the worst for them. Beloved, no matter the situation you find yourself in, you have no reason to be hopeless. It does not matter how miserable your case might be, you still do not have any good reason to be hopeless because God can perfectly restore a miserable and hopeless situation.

No doubt, certain conditions may appear naturally hopeless, but not with God. The power of God is unmatchable and beyond compare. There is no hopeless situation with Him. So cheer up my dear! Do not despair, instead, like David, encourage yourself in God. (1 Samuel 30 : 6). All hope is not lost. Believe in God, He is everything you need. Allow Him to revive your hope. Let Him fill your hopeless heart with good desires and expectations. Let Him cause you to expect with confidence and trust. (Romans 5 : 4 – 5). In our verse of the day the bible says, ” 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). Beloved, perhaps your condition is too miserable and hopeless to believe for God’s intervention, as a result, you have given up on life. Please do not give up on God, for He will not give up on you. Just surrender your hopeless case to Him and determine to live differently from today. Henceforth, allow the God of hope to fill your heart with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. God bless you.

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter how miserable your situation may be, do not lose hope or give up on God.
2. Determine to live hopefully and courageously for a better tomorrow.
3. Leave your hopeless situation with God and trust Him to get you out of the mess.
4. When you feel hopeless, speak good things to yourself and hope to see your words come true.

Daily Task: Remain hopeful no matter what, for there is no crime in being hopeful. Always resist hopelessness for it is an evil seed against your life.

Daily Reflection: There is no miserable person in God, because faith in God is the force that drives away hopelessness and doubt.

Daily Prayer: Precious Father, You are the God of hope, I know it is not yet over with me, therefore, help me to overcome my hopelessness and ever remain hopeful and overcoming, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to you, may God arrest the spirit of hopelessness and frustration in your life, and cause you to be strong, hopeful and victorious, in Jesus’ name.

Daily Quote: Divine intervention will happen to those who choose to remain hopeful even when all indicators of hope points to hopelessness.

Today In History: August 1, 1834. Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire.