Daily Devotional for Thursday June 8, 2006
A Word of Encouragement
(Isaiah 41:10, 41:13, 43:2; Revelation 1:18)
A word of encouragement as we head into this long holiday weekend. I have a very simple message for YOU today. No matter what you are facing, no matter what you are battling in your life, no matter what your circumstances may look like . . . YOU HAVE THE VICTORY IF YOUR FAITH IS IN JESUS CHRIST! I don?t care what your issue is today, I want to tell you that YOU ARE VICTORIOUS!!! You are NOT defeated, you are a winner. You are NOT losing. You have already won!!! ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH JESUS!!! Every person who reads these words today is battling something in their life. Some are fighting with finances, others with health problems, others with marital issues, others with problems with your children, still others are dealing with addiction problems. My message for you today is that NO MATTER what your battle is today, God is with you, will not forsake you, and will walk you out of your valley to the mountaintop of victory!!!!!
Too often, in our lives we focus on the battle, and not the victory. Too often, we look only at the circumstances, and not the one who promised us victory over our circumstances. Several of the disciples of Jesus were in a boat one day when a great storm came upon them. As the winds began to blow, the rain began to fall, the sky darkened, ALL they could see was the storm.
They became so consumed with their circumstances that they woke up Jesus who was sleeping in the boat, and in their fear, asked Him to help them. Seeing their fear, Jesus in an act of compassion simply made the storm go away. MY FRIEND, THE SAME JESUS WHO MADE THE STORM GO AWAY FOR HIS DISCIPLES, IS THE SAME JESUS WHO CAN MAKE THE STORM IN YOUR LIFE GO AWAY!!! I love you and care about you so much. Jesus is saying to you today, exactly what He said to His disciples those many years ago. Why do you fear? You see, when you are with Jesus, you don?t have to fear no matter how bad the storm may look. JESUS WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE FINAL WORD!!!
I want you to know that I will be praying for you today. No matter what the storm may be in your life, no matter what the battle may be, Jesus has already won the victory. I will pray that despite the circumstances you face, that despite the obstacles in your way, despite whatever man may be saying, that your hope and faith today is in Jesus. He will change your circumstances! He will wipe out the obstacles! He will walk you out of the valley and onto the mountaintop!!! Jesus will lead YOU to victory!
?Fear not , little flock; for it is your Father?s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.? ? Luke 12:32