Sunday, January 2, 2022
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : From the end of the earth will I cry unto you, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalms 61:2
Thought of The Day : He who cries to God in distress, would experience the power in the blood of Jesus Christ.
LISTEN : In your troubles have you cried to God? Have you prayed sincerely to Him for help? Beloved, God cares about you! He knows when your heart is overwhelmed with troubles. But just know that, He would arrest your storm when you cry out to Him in faith. He is the true solution to the storms of life. No matter the storm, one word from Him could calm it. When Jesus Christ and his disciples were sailing on the sea, and the storm arose against them. He rebuked the storm and it obeyed him. The Bible says,
“And there arose a great storm of wind,
and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow:
and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.”
Beloved, when pressure increases in your life, faith in God would cause Him to calm your storm and subsequently calm your heart. As a matter of fact, it’s not possible to drown when God is holding up your hands. When you’re overwhelmed with troubles of life just take all to God. The Bible says,
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.“
1 Peter 5:7
God cares about you and wants to take over your loads. You may have been overwhelmed with guilt, familial and marital problems; academic failure, ministerial setbacks, health condition, financial problems and instability, etc., yet, He is prepared to end your woes. My dear, are you overwhelmed by troubles? Don’t be scared! Just cooperate with God. When you cooperate with God, you would cause Him to crush your crises. The truth is, you can’t walk with God by faith and be established in failure. No matter the storm that is up against you, connect yourself to God. With Him on your side, you can’t be moved no matter the circumstance. Henceforth, have faith in God and He’ll arrest your storms. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Don’t be scared by the storm in your life, rather, be strengthened by your faith in God.
2. When you’re faced with a difficult situation, keep trying and look up to God.
3. Stop looking at the storm of your life and start looking on to God.
4. Say no to fear, and be strong and courageous in all circumstances.
Prayer : Dear LORD! You’re my hope and help in times of troubles. Therefore, I’ll trust in you always, in Jesus’ name, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak on your life. Every curse and wind of evil in your life is henceforth arrested, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : When the storm of life threatens our lives, God calms our hearts and handles the storm.
Quote : “No one walks with God by faith and be established in failure.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know Hagar, Sarah’s servant was an Egyptian? (Genesis 16:3).
Stunning Fact : Did you know Camels can drink 94 litres (25 gallons) of water in less than 3 minutes?
Bible Quiz : Why did Cain kill his brother Abel?
God bless you!