Saturday, November 11, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Deliver me from my distress; rescue me from my suffering! Psalms 25 : 17
LISTEN: God is our deliverer who cannot fail. So, are you troubled, afflicted, or tormented by circumstances of life? Are you in desperate need of deliverance? Besides, are you scared of life because you believe that there is nothing to live for? Have you tried all alternatives and they have all failed you? Not to worry! There is one more source you should try by faith, and truly, that source never fails. Beloved, that source is God Almighty. He is a faithful God. With Him there is nothing like impossibility. (see Jeremiah 32 : 27 ; Luke 1 :37). No matter your situation, by faith you can pray to Him for Mercy and deliverance. He knows that at one point or the other, you will taste a dose of the ugly part of life. Therefore, He promises to be with us in trouble. So when trouble comes, do not panic and worry about the situation, instead, determine to trust God. Pray to Him in your distress and do not allow any situation to push you away from Him.
Beloved, there is nothing impossible with God. He is a wonder-working God. His ears are itching to hear your distress call. He is pleased when you call Him for help in your time of trouble. So never give up no matter what, instead, pray like David did in our verse of the day. David in the midst of his afflictions cried to God and said, ” Deliver me from my distress; rescue me from my suffering” (Psalms 25:17). He cried out to God because the case was more than he could handle; and because he cried to God in faith and expectation, God delivered him. His prayer was not rejected or despised, and therefore he joyfully declared, ” Surely he rescue me from all troubles, and I triumph over my enemies.” (Psalms 54 : 7). Beloved, are you in some form of danger or distress? Are you in need of deliverance and safety? Like David, cry to the LORD today and He will hear your cry and deliver you. Henceforth, do not direct your prayer to man, rather direct your prayer to God and He will influence men to favour you.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not bear your burdens alone, rather take it to God.
2. Always trust the LORD to deliver you from your troubles when you call.
3. Do not give up in time of trouble, rather hang on till your help comes.
4. Do not panic or worry in any situation, instead, pray and trust God for help.
Daily Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for a brand new day. I ask for your mercies today. Deliver me from the hands of my enemies in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Task: Beloved, do you know that God cannot reject anyone who comes to Him by faith? So, hurry now and make peace with Him today and pray to Him for your deliverance.
Daily Reflection: A sincere prayer for divine help will destroy afflictions and procure divine intervention for the faithful.
Daily Quote: When our cry for deliverance is faithfully directed to God, divine intervention can be confidently expected.
Today In History: November 11, 1953. The polio virus is identified and photographed for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
SAY THIS: Today, I confess with my mouth, that I am not defeated, because I belongs to God. Therefore, in my troubles, I will direct my prayers to Him, and He will deliver me, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to your life, you will not be defeated or destroyed. Every enemy holding you hostage is hereby arrested and chained, in Jesus’ name.