Friday, December 15, 2017.

Author: Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day: Deliver me from my distress; rescue me from my suffering! Psalms 25 : 17

LISTEN: Do you know you can talk to, and cry to God when you are heartbroken? Do you also know He can help you overcome your challenges? Beloved, are you heartbroken, troubled, afflicted, or tormented by circumstances of life? 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, you will not be disappointed. Beloved, that source is God Almighty. He is a dependable God; with Him there is nothing like impossibility. (Jeremiah 32 : 27 ; Luke 1 :37). No matter your situation, you can cry to Him for help by faith. He is a merciful God who understands that no one is immune to trial, trouble, pain, or suffering. He promises to be with us in trouble. So, do not panic or worry about your situation, instead, trust Him. Beloved, do not forget God and go in search of alternative solutions to your problems, or allow distress to push you away from Him, instead, determine to draw more closer to Him daily.

Do not forget that there is nothing impossible with God. He is a wonder-working God. His ears are itching to hear His people’s prayer for help. 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 he knew he could not help himself. And because he cried to God in faith, God delivered him. His prayer was not disappointed, and therefore he joyfully said, ” Surely he rescue me from all troubles, and I triumph over my enemies.” (Psalms 54 : 7). In the same way, when you pray to God for help He will deliver you.

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not bear your burdens alone, instead, 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: Almighty God, I thank you for a new day. I ask for your mercies today, deliver me from the hands of my enemies and establish me with victory, in Jesus‘ name, amen.

Daily Task: Beloved, always remember that God cannot reject anyone, therefore make peace with Him today and call Him for help in your troubles.

Daily Reflection: Pray for divine help, for divine help will frustrate afflictions and procure for you divine intervention.

Daily Quote: God cannot be blamed for not giving what you do not ask for; so ask, if you must receive.

Today In History: December 15, 1972 The Commonwealth of Australia orders equal pay for women.

SAY THIS: Today, I confess with my mouth, that I will not be silent in my time of trouble. I will pray until my help comes, in Jesus’ name amen.

Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Therefore, I decree upon your life, every enemy holding you hostage is hereby arrested, in Jesus’ name.