Today I want to encourage you with the words from Psalm 3:2-6 (NIV):
2 Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” 3 But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. 4 I call out the Lord, and He answers me from His holy mountain. 5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. 6 I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on very side.
Are we also not living in a time in which people are sinning against God, by claiming that God does not exist and/or cannot deliver you from a challenge in your life? Yes, we are. But through these verses we can rest on the fact that we can come to Him and get rest, knowing that God will take care of us.
Today I want to encourage you with the words from Exodus 15:2 (NIV):
2 “The Lord is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
It is very important to not only understand God’s power, but also to give Him continiously praise for all He has done. You should never take God for granted and ackonwledge all He has done, by praising Him.
Today I want to encourage you with the words from Zechariah 4:6 (NIV):
6 So He said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘not by might nor by power, but my spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.
God makes a clear distinction between power and mights and His Spirit. The reason He does this, because we power and might are things from ourselves, or which we can mistakenly see as from our own. However, as soon as we start trusting on our own works, than we can really be surprised. Because we need God in everything we do and the only way is through the Holy Spirit.
Today I want to encourage you with the words from Philippians 3:10-11 (NIV):
10 I want to know Christ – Yes, to know the power of His resurrection and participation in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death. 11 and , somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
This week we emphasize in my blog on knowing God. I even believe we first need to know and understand God, before we can start to understand ourselves. To understand God we need to start learning about both His power and His suffering, so that we be more able to go through our own life much better.
Today I want to encourage you with the words from Joshua 10:25 (NIV):
25 Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the Lord will do to all the enemies you are going to fight.”
Some people claim that you became a Christian, because you want it easy. while the fact is, that being a Christian doesn’t always mean that you will have it easy. That is why God wants us to be close to Him, to listen to Him. And when you do , than you will be able through the Holy Spirit to be really strong an courageous and then through God your enemies will indeed be defeated! Amen!
Today I want to encourage you with the words from Isaiah 40:29 (NIV):
29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak
When you are going through a time of trouble, than you can rest on the fact that God gives strength to the weary and gives us power. When you are going through something difficult, make sure that you go before God and ask for His strength!
Today I will encourage you with the words from Philippians 4:13 (NIV):
13 I can do all this through Him who gives Him strength.
This week the devotionals center about God being our strength! And He truly is. Never think that there is any situation that God cannot help you out of. Because for God nothing is too hard or impossible for Him!