Tag Archive | God’s faithfulness

Unexpected is What God Does

It’s the unexpected things that get you. You aren’t ready for it when it comes so it’s easy to get thrown for a loop. But God does the unexpected, too. Miracles are part of the unexpected things God does. Today’s devotional, written by Christine Caine and reposted from faithgateway.com, show us how we can take courage even as we face the unexpected because God will do the unexpected for us.

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“…Impossible. Immoveable. Too large. Too heavy. Too out of their control. A solid object standing between them and Jesus that they couldn’t move with their own strength.
Sound familiar? How many of us have come to this same realization, that there is an immoveable object between us and Jesus, and there is no way for us to remove it in our own strength? When dreams haven’t been realized. When bills can’t be paid. When marriages won’t work. When children seem out of control. When habits can’t be broken. When grades can’t be made. When people can’t read more

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Complaining and Miracles

We all want God to do amazing, miraculous, mind-blowing things for us. Too often, however, we find ourselves complaining about the miracles that God has already done for us instead of being thankful for them. Today’s devotional, written by Mark Batterson and reposted from faithgateway.com, urges us to be aware of and thankful for all of those miracles we’ve already experienced, and to take that big step of faith necessary to see the next thing God wants to do.

“I love miracles, and I love food, so I really love food miracles.

And while there are multiple food miracles in Scripture, the day God provided quail meat in the middle of nowhere may rank as the most amazing. When the Israelites exited Egypt, a quailstorm was definitely not in the forecast.

The people of Israel also began to complain, “Oh, for some meat!” they exclaimed. “We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic we wanted. But now our appetites are gone. All we ever see read more

 

source: Devotionals Daily at faithgateway.com

Dead Promises

Have you ever had a dream, a promise from God that you’d held near and dear to your heart? Then inexplicably everything around you seemed to conspire against you and your fondly held desire. There was every indication that that dream had died a tragic and untimely death and you were left feeling angry and betrayed. I know I have. Today’s devotional is a video put out by Streams Ministries that addresses this sort of disappointment and brings hope and encouragement.  There will be no Sunday message again this week. Enjoy the video!

http://dreamsandmysteries.com/videos/mystery-of-dead-promises/

 

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The Good Shepherd

Many of us are familiar with the 23rd Psalm. It was one of the first scripture passages we memorized as kids in vacation Bible school or Sunday School. Today’s devotional brings us back to this comforting psalm to remind us of God’s loving care for each of us.

 

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. — John 10:11

 

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A bad shepherd lets his sheep stray. He neglects the flock, allowing the sheep to graze in bad fields or experience life-threatening thirst. He beats the lambs to teach submission and obedience. He isn’t alert to predators, allowing them to get too close to the sheep. Clearly, he doesn’t care much about the welfare of his sheep.

But Jesus is the opposite, rightly calling Himself the good Shepherd. When a sheep strays, He goes out looking for that wanderer, searching until He finds it and rejoicing when He does. He stays up during the read more

 

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Knock and the Door Will Be Opened

Today’s devotional encourages us to ask, seek, and knock because God will surely answer. He doesn’t play favorites and invites all to come.

 

Editors Note: This is an excerpt from 52 Little Lessons from Les Misérables. Bob Welch walks readers through Hugo’s masterpiece, extracting dozens of uniquely spiritual reflections from this enduring portrait of poverty, social injustice, mercy, and redemption.  Have you knocked at that one there? – A woman in Digne who takes pity on Valjean In Digne as aa href=’http://www.faithgateway.com/knock-door-opened/’ title=’Read more’ …/a

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I Am Praying For You

I don’t know about you, but it’s very comforting and heartening to me when someone says they’ll pray for me. It makes me feel like someone cares, that I’m not alone in my struggles. Good news! There is someone always praying for you, and it’s not a mere fallible, forgetful human either. Jesus prays for us! Isn’t that a mind-boggling thought? Today’s devotional by Max Lucado reminds us of Jesus’ promise to us.

 

“Peter’s trust was in Peter’s strength. Yet Peter’s strength would peter out. Jesus knew it.

Satan would attack and test Peter. But Satan would never claim Peter. Why? Because Peter was strong? No, because Jesus was.

I have prayed for you. — Luke 22:32

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(c) 2016 Max Lucado Used with permission

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Today’s devotional, reposted from Rebecca Barlow’s blog, will encourage your heart with reminders of God’s faithfulness when you’re going through hard places.

“Most of us have experienced times that leave us hanging between a rock and a hard place: times of confusion, fear, sorrow, loneliness. Relationships may fail; precious dreams die. Winters appear bleak; answers won’t come. Our circumstances vary, but we all go through them.

In those times I’ve learned to rehearse some things about God, times when Jesus has walked with me, held my hand,

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and brought me through the hard places. Here are 12 things I can remember that keep me from being discouraged. And this list is only a small portion of what I’ve recorded in my memory bank from Jesus’s track record of faithfulness:

When I was confused, Jesus offered peace.

When I was lost, Jesus rescued me.

When I was afraid, Jesus gave me courage.

When I needed a home, Jesus adopted me.

When I was tired, Jesus gave me rest.

When I needed love, Jesus held me close.

When I was sad, Jesus caught my tears.

When I was discouraged, Jesus encouraged me.

When I stumbled, Jesus steadied my feet.

When I was lonely, Jesus comforted me.

When I fell, Jesus picked me up.

When I needed a Savior, Jesus died for me.

“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end— Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior” (Isaiah 43:1-3, MSG).

With a track record record like that, why would I ever doubt Jesus’s faithfulness?

My Personal Prayer for You

Lord Jesus, thank You for being with us in the difficulties of our lives. For all the times You’ve rescued us, held us, loved us, and filled us with your hope and peace, we are so grateful. When we’re in over our heads, You’re there. When we feel like we’re going down for the last time, You pull us up. Teach us to trust You more and more and to run from discouragement when we’re between a rock and a hard place. With You, there are no dead ends–only endless grace and possibilities. Thank You, Jesus! Rebecca Barlow Jordan”

(c) 2016 Rebecca Barlow Jordan Used with Permission All Rights Reserved  rebeccabarlowjordan.com