Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all. Psalms 34:19

Thought of The Day : It doesn’t matter how many times we fall, it is certain we must rise again to victory.

LISTEN : God will surely deliver the righteous. He who walks in faith will surely overcome trials and afflictions. Trouble may come, but deliverance is sure. Couple of months ago. I told a story about a new convert in a certain church who asked his pastor and said, “Pastor, now that I am born again and belongs to God, am I not exempted from troubles of life? Will God not keep me from having troubles?” The pastor looked at him and smiled and said, “My brother, being a Christian doesn’t exempt you from troubles of life. Troubles would come, but God promises to deliver you at all times. It doesn’t matter how many times we fall, it is certain we must rise again to victory. Beloved, all you need to do is trust Him.” My dear, this piece of advice is for everyone of us. no one is immune to problems of life. Everyone has a fair share of them. The Bible says,

Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

Job 14:1

The righteous (children of God who are bought by the blood of Jesus Christ) are no exception to that. As a matter of fact, they share greatly in the troubles of life because of their faith. Our Bible verse says,

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.”

Psalms 34:19

The love and mercy of God for the righteous are greater than the weight of trouble upon them. His loving hands are never weak to lift them up from the dust anytime they fall. No matter the weight and amount of affliction they are faced with, the grace of God is sufficient to give them victory. The righteous are the beloved of God therefore, God will not leave them to suffer shame and endless humiliation. No matter how many times they might face trials, God will deliver them time and time again. What a wonderful promise from a loving God! Beloved, whom the LORD loves He saves; and whom He saves He protects. So, if you are a child of God, don’t bother yourself about your problems, rather, believe that, no matter what God will deliver you. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Determine to go through any situation in life with a positive mindset.
2. When faced with trouble, be strong and courageous and count on the faithfulness of God.
3. As a child of God, never forget that God is with you always.
4. When you are tempted, determine to grow in patience and faith .

Prayer : Everlasting Father, You are God of the righteous. You love those who obey You. Therefore, help me to overcome my troubles, in Jesus’ name, amen!

A Word Of Blessing : May the Lord deliver you from all your troubles, and place you on a higher ground, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : There is no problem too big for God to solved, or too small for Him to ignore.

Quote : “He whose eyes are on God despite troubles and temptations, will certainly rise above reproach”

Biblical Fact : Did you know God tried Joseph before promoting him in Egypt? (Psalms 105:19).

Stunning Fact : Did you know Sir Isaac Newton was 23 when he discovered the law of gravity?

Bible Quiz : How old was Isaac when he married Rebecca?

God bless you!

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