We should always have a deep and assured knowing that no matter what comes
our way, we will come out of it better in the end. Many times we allow
the trials, the setbacks or our own personal shortfalls to impact how we
see life. What we must understand is that when we stay in peace despite
the difficulties that is when God will work all things out for our good.
We can't always go by what we see because if we depend only on ourselves
we will fall short and be disappointed, but if we allow what is unseen to
impart into our life what we can't do then that is when miracles take place.
The Lord is always working in our lives, we just don't always recognize it
when He does. When things work out for our good we call it a chance, we
call it coincidence, we call it good luck. What we fail to call it is
unmerited favor. We receive grace and mercy much more than we recognize
or even deserve. That is the goodness of God. That is His love being
manifested in our lives. We must see His hand working in our lives and be
quick to thank God for all that He has done and continues to do in and
through our lives.
Be encouraged to see the coincidences, the lucky breaks and the fortunate
turnarounds as God smiling down on you and whispering in your ears I love
you. See His hand working in your life. See all that you have in your
life that you can be thankful for. Let God know that you appreciate His
blessings. With your whole heart praise God for His goodness and mercy
that is renewed every day. By recognizing God's goodness, you are
acknowledging His presence in your life and you are accepting for yourself
the unmerited favor that has been bestowed upon you.
I hope this message encourages and challenges your heart to see that God
is with you working things out in your favor. See your many blessings and
recognize the many moments that God smiles down upon you.
Have you ever been just sitting there and all of a sudden you feel like
doing something nice for someone you care for...That's God... He talks to
you through the Holy Spirit.
Have you ever been down and out and nobody seems to be around for you to
talk to...That's God... He wants you to talk to Him.
Have you ever been thinking about somebody that you haven't seen in a long
time and then next thing you know you see them or receive a phone call
from them...That's God... there is no such thing as “coincidence.”
Have you ever received something wonderful that you didn't even ask for,
like money in the mail, a debt that had mysteriously been cleared, or a
coupon to a department store where you had just seen something you wanted,
but couldn't afford...That's God...He knows the desires of your heart...
Have you ever been in a situation and you had no clue how it is going to
get better, but now you look back on it...That's God... He passes us
through tribulation to see a brighter day...
In all that we do, let us not forget to thank Him. Our blessings will
continue to multiply when we do.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 34:1-4 “I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall
continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the
humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and
let us exalt His name together. I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and
delivered me from all my fears.”
Isaiah 40:28-29 “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the
everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth
not, neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding. He
giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth
Psalm 34:17-19 “The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth
them out of all their troubles. The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a
broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the
afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.”
Psalm 103:1-5 “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless
His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who
redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness
and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy
youth is renewed like the eagle's.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: WISDOM OF THE SOUL
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Today’s Selected Testimony: SAND OR GRAVEL?
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry