Friday, August 17, 2018

I often feel as if I have to make it up to God after being so busy and distracted that I lose sight of Him. But that’s not how God works. As soon as we turn to Him for help, Jesus reaches out without hesitation.

When we’re unsettled by the chaos of life, it’s easy to forget that God is standing in the middle of the storm with us.

No matter what we’re going through, He is there. He is here. Next to us at that moment, in this moment, ready to reach out and rescue us.

Matthew 13:41
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,”he said, “why did you doubt?”

God is waiting for us to turn to Him so He can reach out and help.

Lord, help me to turn to You in the midst of my busyness and life’s distractions. Thank You for always being here, ready to catch me.

When Jesus is the one directing us, doubt can yield to confidence.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Does my heart growl in desire for Him the way my stomach did over the idea of a donut?

How amazing that a relationship with Jesus can provide constant nourishment in our everyday lives!

God’s continuous knowledge of my heart’s condition invites me to recognize my ongoing need for Him and to receive the sustenance only He can provide.

John 6:35
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

“Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know” (Job 42:3)

Lord, we have so many questions about life and its unfairness. You have shown Yourself good to us. Help us to trust You for what we cannot understand.

Yet God expected the people to obey regardless of the wait. You’re in a hurry, but God isn’t. Obeying and trusting God often require a measure of patience.

Are you willing to wait for God, trust his timing and answers and obey—regardless of the wait?

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sometimes our to-do list needs to wait.

Heavenly Father, all of the time I have is in Your hands, a gift from You. Please show me how to use it to bring glory and honor to You.

waiting with faith

Waiting demands patience and exacts a price. It’s the toll on the road that each of us must pay.

We also hear the promises of God and long for God to fulfill them. Yet we often wait. But sometimes our part is simply to wait, with a confident, disciplined and patient assurance that God will keep his promises. He will come through.  While such times aren’t easy, in the end we can honestly reflect that “it was worth the wait.” Indeed, waiting can result in our greatest blessing.

Monday, August 13, 2018

If you are in the midst of a challenging situation, you can send out an SOS to God. Although help will look different than the assistance Joshua received, perhaps help comes through an unexpected job, an understanding doctor, or peace in the midst of grief. Be encouraged that these are ways He is responding to your call for help and fighting for you.

Thank You, Father, for walking with me on this difficult journey and hearing me when I cry out to You.

As we cry out to God for help, we can trust that He will be with us.

Do we wait for a crisis to turn to Him?

" I felt confused but never alone."
"I still don’t know exactly what that path is, so I’m learning to trust him each day. Sometimes it’s hard to wait. Truth be told, some days I don’t want to get out of bed. Hopelessness creeps in. It’s in those times that God gives me an extra measure of hope through friends, strangers, circumstances and his Word."

Allow Him to be your hope.

Isaiah 40:31

Friday, August 10, 2018

I love watching ghost hunting documentaries. Among those shows that I've watched is Ghost Adventures and it is one of the most real ghost hunting shows I've ever watched. All of the evidences they've gathered has made me believed further of spirits and ghost apparitions and manifestations that other people claim.

There's just this one episode that caught my attention. This was the crew's investigation in The Domes in Arizona Desert wherein it was believed that Satanic worshipping was held back in the days when it was still functioning. One of their interviewees was a former Satanic worshipper turned Christian after being saved by the grace of the Lord. He once believed that he should worship Satan but he met a guy who helped him know God and made him know what Jesus has done for him. That's why although he still experience the after effects of Satan worshipping in his Christian life, he has proven in his life that God is greater.

One of his testimonies is this: That Satan fears the name of Jesus. Just the name of Jesus scares him. That's why whenever he felt that Satan is attacking him, he just called the name of Jesus in his head and Satan flees. He sticks to his belief that God is greater.

This is one of the most powerful testimonies I have ever heard. And this testimony strengthens my faith and belief that Jesus is the Son of God. That I just have to believe in him and I will be safe from harm.

Praise to You Heavenly Father! Praise to You Jesus Christ, Son of God! You are really the ONE TRUE GOD OF ALL!!
During our dark times, when we feel as if God’s not there for us, we need reminders of who God is and how He’s demonstrated His love. Reflecting on our personal experiences with Him, as well as His actions recorded in Scripture, can affirm the countless ways our good Abba Father loves us.

Psalm 63:1

That’s why Proverbs strongly warns us here and elsewhere (see Proverbs 3:31; 24:1 – 2,19 – 20) against envying those who are not living for God. At times it may look like they are having all the fun, but their lives will ultimately be unfulfilling unless they forsake evil and follow God’s paths. Because we are confident in our hope, we can be zealous for God and refuse to envy sinners. We are rich in God’s goodness not only now but also in the future. We will never regret the hard choices we make for him.

Proverbs 23:17