Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : The LORD has done great things for us, and we are glad. Psalms 126:3

Thought of The Day : When God chooses to make you happy no one can keep you sad, or heartbroken.

LISTEN : When God shows up, darkness vanishes and light appears. The Bible says, “…weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (Psalms 30:5b). Beloved, God will put smile on your face when you hold onto your faith. God sees our pain and He can equally order a ‘gain’ for us. With Him, what brings us pain can equally brings us gain. He replaces sorrow with joy, weeping with laughter, pain with relief, etc. God wants to show you kindness. He wants to put a smile on your face. But you must have faith in Him. My dear, are you heartbroken because you lost your job? Is your life fallen apart because you lost a loved one? Are you sick or bedridden? Are you gradually losing hope and given up on life? Are you finding it hard to feel happy again after the heart- wrenching experience you had? Beloved, be strong and courageous. Times of extreme misfortune or difficulty are not meant to last forever. There is “light at the end of the tunnel.” There is always good days after the dark days. But only those who are willing to endure by faith will receive the blessings thereof. The Bible says, “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” (Psalms 27:14) My dear, wait on God! The Israelites were in captivity with no hope of freedom; but when God intervened, the story changed. They marveled at such sudden intervention and freedom, and they exclaimed in excitement,“When the LORD brought back those who returned to Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing… The LORD has done great things for us, and we are glad.” (Psalms 126:1-3). Beloved, in every situation just look to God. Surely, your dark days will give way to joy, peace and celebration. So, ignore your tears and put your faith in God. Trust me, He will surely put a smile on your face. Henceforth, keep reminding yourself that, God will do it for you. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Don’t dwell on your pains, instead, trust God for a better tomorrow.
2. In all situations, be strong, pray and trust God for intervention.
3. Always celebrate God’s benefits to you no matter how small it seems.
4. Have faith in God and never give up on life; just believe to see His goodness in your life.

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I believe that my future is bright. Therefore, I will not give up on life, amen.

Prayer : Dear LORD, You’re kind, loving and merciful. Help me to overcome my troubles and be successful, in Jesus ’ name, amen!

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. May God be gracious to you. May He turn your weeping into laughter, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : God works wonders. But it is hard to experience the wonders of God’s power until you believe and revere His holiness.

Quote : “He who God chooses to bless no one can curse; for He is such a great God before whom affliction cries, crawls and crashes.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know God afflicted King Jehoram with an incurable intestinal disease because of his wickedness? (2 Chronicles 21:18).

Today In History :  January 19, 1979 – Former U. S. Attorney General John N. Mitchell was released on parole after serving 19 months at a federal prison in Alabama.

Stunning Fact : Did you know butterflies taste with their back feet?

Bible Quiz : Who was King Rehoboam of Judah to David?

God bless you!

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