Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : This is what comforts me in my trouble, for your promise revives me. Psalms 119:50

Thought of The Day : When your heart is broken, God’s word can revive it.

LISTEN : A person of faith can survive anything. Faith comes from God’s word and God’s word produces comfort. It is the antidote for a broken heart and hopelessness, because it produces faith. Beloved, the word of God gives comfort in trouble because, God’s word is a trigger for faith; and faith produces life. The Bible says, “… The just shall live by faith.” (Habakkuk 2:4 ; Hebrews 10:38). Couple of months ago, I told a story about a christian widow in her late nineties who was asked how she was able to live that long, even after experiencing a tragedy that took the life of almost all her family members in the past. She replied, “I found comfort in the word of God. His promises revives me. I learned to accept what I can’t fix, by leaving it in the hands of a loving and faithful God. That’s my secret!” Beloved, this is what you should do. Learn to seek solace in God (1 Samuel 30:6). When the heart is broken people look for comfort. They look for the right words to soothe their pain. And until a broken heart is mended, nothing makes sense to the brokenhearted. People’s hearts are broken on a daily basis by different people and circumstances. Because of fear of heartbreak people tend to withdraw from relationships, marriage, etc. Unfortunately, keeping your distance doesn’t keep you from heartbreak. As a matter of fact, everyone of us lives with a potential for heartbreak. Life is full of uncertainties and ugly experiences. Therefore, at some point in our lives things must go out of our control. But no matter what, the solution is in the word of God. My dear, the comfort and encouragement you need for your heartbreak is in the word of God. David said, “This is what comforts me in my trouble, for your promise revives me.” (Psalms 119:50). The word of God brings comfort in times of troubles. His word heals all manner of wounds. Surely, he who goes to the word of God in time of trouble will find solace and healing. Henceforth, when your heart is heavy, get deeper into the word and you will find solace in Him. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message? 
1. When your heart is broken, turn to the word of God for solace.
2. Remember that heartbreak is not new to human, therefore, be resilient and courageous always.
3. Learn to leave what you can’t fix in the hands of a loving and faithful God.
4. Don’t give up on life just because someone breaks your heart. Rather, be strong and have faith in God.

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name. I confess that God consoles the brokenhearted. Therefore, I will seek solace in Him always, amen!

Prayer : Eternal Father, I know I can’t cope with life without You. Therefore, help me to overcome my heartbreak and challenges, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. May God heal your broken heart. May He restore your hopes and dreams now and forever. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : Until a broken heart is mended, nothing makes sense to the brokenhearted.

Quote : “No heartbreak can survive the power of faith. For he who goes to the word of God when the heart is broken will find solace and healing.”

Biblical Fact: Did you know God changed the name of Abraham’s wife from Sarai to Sarah? (Genesis 17:15)

Today In History : October 21, 1945 – Women in France were allowed to vote for the first time. 

Stunning Fact : Did you know Earth is the only planet not named after a god?

Bible Quiz : What did Satan do when he ended tempting Jesus Christ in the wilderness?

God bless you!

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