Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be moved. Psalms 55 : 22
LISTEN : No one is without a burden or trouble in this life. (Job 14 : 1). Everyone has something bothering them. Something they wish could have been better. Something they wished never existed. Something causing them worry and sleepless nights. Something that makes it hard to believe it will ever be well again. These concerns could be as a result of financial, academic, marital, or emotional problems. To some it could be health conditions, childlessness, pain, disabilities, poverty, rejection, failure, persecution, misfortunes, tragedies, sicknesses, etc. No matter how much people pretend, there is something that gives them cause to worry, triggers heartbreak and forces them to cry and mourn in their privates. But not to worry, for God feels your pain. God is the solution to whatever bothers you. He is the answer to your fears and predicaments. Let nothing break your heart, instead, be strong, courageous and hope in God.
To every problem there is a solution, and that includes what you are currently going through. Learn to trust God with what you cannot handle. Weeping, mourning and murmuring about your situation cannot help you, only faith in God can. (Hebrews 11 : 6). Our verse of the day says, ” Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be moved.” (Psalms 55 : 22). That is, put your troubles in God’s hands, and he will take care of you by giving solutions to your troubles. He will not allow His people to be consumed by disaster. Beloved, the day you surrender to God, your trouble becomes His concern, and your battle becomes His battle. However, God cannot carry your burdens until you are ready to carry His purpose for your life, and put your trust in Him. Friend, do not waste your life or continue to struggle with the weight of your troubles, rather, take your burdens to God and leave them there.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Stop complaining about your situation and take it to God in prayer.
2. No matter the circumstance, have faith in God and never give up.
3. Do not allow your troubles to weigh you down, instead, be strong and courageous.
4. Always trust God with what you cannot handle and rest in His faithfulness.
Daily Prayer : Everlasting Father, I know you are loving, kind and compassionate; and you care for me. Help me to put my trust in you always and be strong in faith, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, do not waste your life under the weight of your troubles, rather, take your troubles to God and leave it there.
Daily Reflection : Weeping, mourning and murmuring about your situation cannot help you, only faith in God can.
Daily Quote : “God cannot carry your burdens until you are prepared to carry His purpose for your life, and put your trust in Him.”
Today In History : April 11, 1981 President Ronald Reagan returns to the White House from hospital after recovery from an assassination attempt.
Say This : Today, I confess that God is loving, kind and compassionate. He cares about me and His people. Therefore, I will obey, trust and serve Him, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God be gracious to you. May your burdens be taken away. May the Lord give you peace of mind, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Stunning Fact : Did you know frogs don’t usually swallow water (they absorb most of the moisture they need through their skin)?
(Only For Those who are Yet to Acknowledge Jesus Christ As Lord And Saviour)
Please Say This Prayer:
Heavenly Father, I thank you for this opportunity. I know I am a sinner, and I cannot help myself. Forgive my sin and accept me as your own. Today, I acknowledge Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal Saviour. The evil I used to do, I will do them no more. Henceforth, I offer myself as instrument of righteousness to you. Thank you because I am born again, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Praise God! You Are Now Born Again
THEN DO THE FOLLOWING THINGS:
> Having been saved, look for a Bible believing church and fellowship with the brethren to sustain your faith.
> Read the Bible and meditate in the word of God on a daily basis.
> Pray daily and dedicate yourself to the LORD’s service.
GOD BLESS YOU