Psalm 66:20 “Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld His love from me!”
All praises be to the King of Kings, today, for the Lord our God has heard our cry! He didn’t turn away our prayer nor His mercy toward us. And the good news is that though His response tarry, deliverance will in fact come. Be not deceived, though unanswered, your prayer HAS passed through from your lips to God’s ears!
Malachi 3:6 “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.”
God changest not, His compassions fail not; as He has been He forever will be! Great is the Lord’s faithfulness unto us ye sons of Jacob! For although we broke our covenant with Him, He kept His promises to us. Yea, deservingly chastised and corrected BUT because of God’s mercies we are NOT consumed!
Romans 8:17 “Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.”
As co-heirs with Christ an inheritance surely awaits us, yet, to inherit we must suffer with and for our Savior. For only those who share in His sufferings shall be able to participate in His glory! BUT be ye encouraged, today, for as we carry those crosses we ARE certainly headed toward glory!
2 Kings 19:31 “For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant, and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors. ‘The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.’”
Because of your faith, Hezekiah, and God’s love for you; you’re already a survivor! For with God as your defender, you SHALL become the only remnant left standing in that which was thought would destroy you! So rest assured today, that no matter the difficulty, with God’s protection your deliverance and restoration SHALL come!
1 Peter 5:10 “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
Our trials are temporary yet glory is everlasting. Know THIS isn’t the end of your story; for suffering is but a prologue to our glory! Take comfort today, as God perfects you, assured in the promise that if you persevere He shall preserve you unto promise.
Luke 12:2 “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.”
Surely, God knows our vices and knowing our sins He shall bring them into judgment. We can’t hide from God but yet we try to conceal things from Him. Better to confess our messes and repent than to try and hide from God’s truth. For when judgement comes the Father will honor our honesty over hypocrisy.
Mark 8:11-12 “The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test Him, they asked Him for a sign from heaven. He sighed deeply and said, ‘Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it.’”
Why continue to seek after a sign when the evidence is already before us? Why not believe in one of the many signs that God has already shown to and through us? And if we don’t appreciate the previous signs; why should Christ gratify us with any other?