Sunday, November 14, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Because of my condition, even my friends and acquaintances keep their distance; my neighbors stand far away. Psalms 38:11
Thought of The Day : Bad times separate true friends from fake ones. A true friend loves at all times, but fake one doesn’t.
LISTEN : Are you feeling the pain of loneliness? Has everyone abandoned you? Have your relatives, friends and acquaintances left you to die? Is the whole world crashing down on you? Relax and have faith in God. When God cares about you your cares becomes His care; when you take your worries to Him, He awakes your heart to the consciousness of His love and faithfulness. The Bible says,
“When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.“
Beloved, you’re not abandoned when your relatives, neighbours, friends and acquaintances keep their distance. When men forsake you God will take you up. Men are not God. They could disappoint you when you least expect it. The truth is that, lots of people may profess their loyalty and commitment to you. But bad times often prove them wrong. Bad times separate true friends from fake ones. A true friend loves at all times, but fake one doesn’t. Don’t be disappointed when men judges you by your condition, God judges otherwise. People will judge you by your condition, but God judges by your content. The truth is that, what you suffer is momentary, but what you carry has eternal value. People of value don’t give up just because others gave up on them, instead, they hold on to God and expects the best in the end. Job said,
“If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.“
Job 14 : 14
My dear, no matter the circumstance never allow loneliness to make your life miserable. Instead, hope and rejoice in the help of God and you’ll be divinely visited. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. When people give up on you, don’t give up on yourself.
2. No matter the circumstance, don’t give up on God.
3. Never forget that anyone can desert you when bad times come but God can never do that.
4. In time of loneliness pray and trust the faithfulness of God and seek the counsel of faithful people.
Prayer : Dear LORD, I thank You because I’m not alone when I’m alone. Therefore, I will trust and rejoice in you always. In Jesus ’ name, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak on your life. The grip of rejection, frustration and loneliness on your life is broken forever. In Jesus ’ name, amen!
Reflection : When God cares about you your cares becomes His care.
Quote : You can’t be miserably lonely when your heart is occupied by the faithfulness and presence of God.
Biblical Fact : Did you know John the Baptist was the son of Zechariah and Elizabeth? (Luke 1:5-13).
Stunning Fact : Did you know butterflies taste with their back feet?
Bible Quiz : What was the last plague of Egypt before the Israelites left the land?
God bless you!