Today’s devotional reminds us of the comforting fact that God is the one who has the final say. It is He who will reverse the curse, turn the tide, and uses something that was intended for our harm to become something that helps us.
Joseph Son of Jacob Graduate with honors from the University of Hard Knocks Director of Global Effort to Save Humanity Succeeded How? How did he flourish in the midst of tragedy? We don’t have to speculate. Some twenty years later the roles were reversed, Joseph as the strong one and his brothers the weak ones.a href=’http://www.faithgateway.com/what-was-meant-for-evil-god-uses-for-good/’ title=’Read more’ …/a
Source: What Was Meant for Evil, God Uses for Good, by Max Lucado
Today’s devotional is a word of encouragement to us all. Each and every one of us will at some point – and probably multiple points – in our lives encounter changes. While change is not necessarily a bad thing it can be a wee bit frightening and sometimes downright uncomfortable. This excerpt from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young will comfort your heart wherever you happen to be on your journey, entering into, in the midst of, or on the other side of change.
I am the Risen One who shines upon you always. You worship a living Deity, not some idolatrous, man-made image. Your relationship with Me is meant to be vibrant and challenging, as I invade more and more areas of your life. Do not fear change, for I am making you a new creation, with olda href=’http://www.faithgateway.com/not-fear-change-2/’ title=’Read more’ …/a
Source: Do Not Fear Change – FaithGateway
When times are bad and things get unpleasant it’s tempting to throw in the proverbial towel and hit the road. Although there are times when removing oneself from a negative situation is called for, more often than not God wants us to trust Him and stay put. Think about King David or the Apostle Paul or a myriad of other saints of God who persevered. If they could, by God’s grace, so can you. Today’s devotional offers encouragement to “keep on keeping on” even when the way is painful.
One day you’re going to come to a fork in the road. And this new direction may look like the perfect route to take. But no matter how appealing it is, God may lead you to stay the course instead. Maybe you’re in college right now. You’ve been thinking, I’m not going to make it.a href=’http://www.faithgateway.com/divine-direction-stay-finish-strong/’ title=’Read more’ …/a
Source: Divine Direction: Stay — Finish Strong – FaithGateway
Today’s devotional screams “hope” to ears straining to hear a positive word. “God alone gets to hold the pen that writes The End.” It ain’t over til it’s over, Folks! And that is definitely good news!
We all, at some point in time, come smack dab up against our own personal Red Sea of impossibility. Today’s devotional brings an encouraging word of hope for those days.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Sometimes God parts the Red Sea, and sometimes He will lift a bridge to make a path for you to get through. The point is that God will always make a way for you to get to where He desires to take you.
But if you become too fixated on the method or path, you will miss the wonder of God’s ability to make a way where there seems to be no way.
Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean that God isn’t working on your behalf. Faith and patience are needed to inherit the promise. God does not do it the same way for everyone. There is no formula. There is only faith and trust.
I pray today you will trust that God is fighting for you and making a way where there is no way. Don’t despair, don’t compare and don’t give up. God is good, God does good and He is working all things together for your good and for His glory! “
(c) 2016 Christine Caine http://christinecaine.com/cmspage.php?intid=643&intversion=2085
It seems counterintuitive that at the time of the year that is supposed to be the most happy and peaceful there can exist so much sadness and unrest. Today’s devotional addresses this conundrum and brings hope for dark times. Click on the link to read the entire devotional.
“God, who came willingly into the unfavorable conditions life and death on earth, offers a hope greater than our despair. As the apostle Paul reminded the Thessalonians: “We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.” Yet, mysteriously, like the Incarnation itself, it is sometimes in the darkness when we are given the opportunity to see the brightest light:” (c) 2016 Jill Carattini, managing editor of A Slice of Infinity at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia.
Source: Songs for the Night | RZIM