Verse of the Day: 1 Peter 5:10
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
At the beginning of this year many of us were in a good place and we were looking forward to seeing what the new year had in store for us. Little did we know that this would be one of the hardest times since the Great Depression. Many have lost their jobs, their homes and people they love. Some are struggling emotionally, physically and financially just to make it to tomorrow. We have had to trust in the Lord like never before. But praise God, we serve the God of restoration! By His grace, we have been called to be His children and we have hope for a future because our heavenly Father always has a plan to heal and restore His people.
Verse of the Day: 2 Corinthians 10:4
For the weapons of our warfare are not physical, but they are mighty through God for the pulling down of strongholds.
We each fight spiritual battles every day. Discouragement, anger, stress and defeat are just some of the enemy’s tactics as he tries to bring you down. When the devil sees that God has something great for you just around the corner he will fight his hardest to keep you from what God has in store for you. Be alert and recognize his schemes so you don’t fall into his traps. Arm yourself with spiritual weapons, the Word of God and prayer. Whatever you are battling today remember that God is on your side and you are more than a conqueror through Christ.
Verse of the Day: Deuteronomy 1:6
The Lord our God said to us at Horeb, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain.”
The Israelites wandered the desert for 40 years because of their disobedience and unbelief in God. If you feel stuck and you’re wandering through life aimlessly without a purpose, it’s time for you to start putting your trust in God and start believing in His promises so you can “get off the mountain” and move forward towards the plans God has for your life.
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
There are going to be times when you say, “God, I don’t understand why this is happening.” That’s when you must learn to accept that you will not always understand everything God is doing. That’s when you just have to trust that God has a plan and that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Life is not always going to be easy but if you learn to trust God with all your heart you will have peace, joy and happiness in this life.