Daily Devotional for Thursday January 7, 2021


(Psalm 91)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, even though we have no right to ask, please continue to watch over this nation. Thank You for showing us the clear signs of destruction our sin and rebellion have heaped upon our land. I pray today that as a nation we will turn back to You and Your Truth. Give me strength as days of persecution are upon us, and let me stand proud and strong for You and Your Kingdom. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!

***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Psalm 91- Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

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I had a whole list of current issues to deal with, different sins people are struggling with, but as I was in prayer this morning the Holy Spirit said that the word people needed more than any other today was that it is going to be OK! It is easy to get weary fighting the evils of this fallen world. It is easy to get weary fighting the battles each one has in their own daily lives. It is not only easy to get weary, but at times feel defeated. You see evil flourishing around you, you see the unrighteous prosper, you see the injustice that exists, you see all of the pain and heartache each day, and you can get down. My friend, let me give you a word straight from the throne room of God today . . . IT IS GOING TO BE OK!!!

By now, most of you know me well enough to know that I would never say something just to "tickle your ears." One of the things Liveprayer does each day is bring hope to millions worldwide, but not false hope. So when I tell you "it is going to be OK," I am not just saying that to make you feel better or to give you hope that really doesn't exist. I tell you that it is going to be OK BECAUSE IT IS! We have the promises of God in His Word that no matter what is going on in the world around us, no matter what is going on in our own lives, it is going to be OK . . . because of Jesus!

No doubt, it is easy to look at this fallen and sin-filled world we live in and get very discouraged. A world that is living in utter and total rebellion to God and His Word. For many, looking at the current circumstances of your life can be very discouraging. Financial problems, health problems, marriage problems, addiction problems, employment problems, children problems, legal problems, and a whole host of other problems cause many to look at their lives each day and feel hopeless. Between the evil in this world that we live in and whatever battles we have in our own life, the fact is that there is nothing to be hopeful about without the hope we have in Christ.

You see, my friend, I can say with 100% assurance to you today that it is going to be OK because of Jesus Christ. It is Jesus that has overcome this sinful world we live in. It is Jesus that allows us to live in victory despite the problems we face in our life. That is why the one and only hope for this world and for our life is faith in Jesus Christ. Those who put their faith in anything or anyone else will not only be lost for all eternity, they will go through this life never knowing the true peace, the true joy, the true abundance this life can offer, despite the evil in our world and the problems we all have to live through. It is Jesus Christ and Him alone that allows us to live this life and for all eternity in complete and total victory!

I love you and care about you so much. As I type these words directly to YOU today, please hear this message. Don't let the things in the world around you discourage you. Don't let whatever problems you are facing in your life today discourage you. Today, be ENCOURAGED because of Jesus. He has overcome this world, and He will allow you to live your life in victory. He loves you and He cares about you. He loves you enough that He died for your sins and He cares about you enough that He promised to never leave you nor forsake you. So no matter what is happening right now, God is saying to you that IT IS GOING TO BE OK!

As I close today, let me leave you with some powerful promises from God's Word. They are for YOU today! Read each one, meditate on them, and let them be a reminder to you that no matter what is going on in the world today, no matter what is going on in your life, IT IS GOING TO BE OK!!!

"He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him." (Psalms 91:15)

"He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows." (Isaiah 30:23)

"Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence." (Psalms 91:3)

"But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the LORD, because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares." (Jeremiah 30:17)

"You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you." (Isaiah 26:3)

"The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them." (Psalms 34:7)

"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." (Isaiah 40:31)

"For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict." (Luke 21:15)

"The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon." (Psalms 92:12)

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)

"He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son." (Revelation 21:7)

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller