Cry out to God

Before I started writing this message, the Lord led me to read Psalm 22. In this Psalm, David is agonizing over his current situation. He feels like God has abandoned him. He feels alone and he sounds very defeated. He cries out to God because he knows that is the best thing to do. Note that despite the suffering and the desperation, David cries out to God and declares that God will hear him. He first has what I call a very human moment. He is down in the damps and he is discouraged. He talks about all the things that are going wrong in his life and he underlines his bad circumstances. People mock him. People insult his God and try to make him doubt that God will save him. However, David continues to profess that God is his strength. He continues to ask God to come to his rescue. He cries out to God with hope reminding God that He had done it before and He can do it again. You might be having a very human moment right now. You might have hit rock bottom. You might not be able to reach God because you feel like He is too far. Cry out to God! Be like David. Proclaim that God is still your strength. Rise above your feelings. Rise above the circumstances. Speak God’s truth over your situation. Cry out to God. He hears you and He will come to your rescue.

It is ok to have human moments. No one is born a superhero. No one can make it in this world without the help of the Lord contrary to popular belief. We are humans. He is God. He carries us and He helps us but we have to deal with our human feelings, emotions and limitations. We have to recognize that we need the Lord. He is our helper and our deliverer. David saw his limitations.  I can only imagine how bad he felt. Many of us have been there. Many of us have felt the agony that is caused by tough life events. There are many Davids among us. Now, the great news is that since David, Jesus came. Jesus is our strength. He bridged the gap between the Father and us. We, like David, can cry out to God but we have the most powerful intercessor, King Jesus. We ought to pray in the name of Jesus. We should remind ourselves that Jesus paid the price and He has united us with the Father. Our cries to God are never in vain and they are even more powerful because of Jesus. Friend, have your human moment but remember that Jesus is your Savior and there is always hope. Cry out to God and hope for His best!

Crying out to God implies being vulnerable and humbling ourselves. I used to try to do things on my own until I realized that God’s way was the best way. I often don’t understand Him. His ways are way higher than our ways and so are His thoughts but He always knows better and He does everything well. When you cry out to God, you cry out to the One who never fails. You are at your wits’ ends but the Lord is there to help you and to get you through anything. Cry out with the conviction that God is listening and He will not let you down. David understood the power of His testimony. He relates how God had saved Him. Add the power of your testimony to your cry out to God. Cry out, pray and then tell people about the goodness of God in your life. Sometimes you are the only person you should tell about God’s ability to save you so you can boost your faith. Praise the Lord. David praised the Lord even though he needed deliverance. That was a great demonstration of faith. Your cry to God should be accompanied with praise. Your cry should turn into a song of hope and reverence. God hears you, friend. Don’t give up. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will never leave you!

Suggested reading; Psalm 22; Psalm 111:1; Romans 5:2-7

Your hiding place

Who can take care of you better than the Lord? No one. He is holding you in the palm of His hand and He is surrounding you. You are in great hands and you are protected. The enemy will do his best to get in there and disrupt what you have going on. Don’t give him the pleasure to see you stumble. It is ok if you do. Just remember that you are being cared for by the creator of the universe. Every time the opposition comes against you, look around you and focus on the Lord who is holding you. The Lord is your hiding place. Stay in Him. Keep finding rest in Him. I love having a hiding place. In the Lord I can hide from the turmoil of the Lord and be in peace even when the storms are raging. I am getting used to the Lord being my refuge and I understand it is important to have faith in our refuge. 

A refuge is a protection from anything harmful. A refuge keeps you safe. A refuge provides the shelter you need. A refuge is a place of comfort. It is a place where you can sleep and not worry. Do not worry about anything. Sleep in the arms of the Lord and enjoy your hiding place. In that place of bliss and joy, you will find all that you need. God has all the blessings you need in one place. His place is amazing and it will always give you everything you need. Make the Lord the delight of your life. Rejoice over Him and be at home in His hiding place. You have nothing to fear!

“You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah” (Psalm 32:7). You are just like David in this Psalm, friend. God is your hiding place and He preserves you from trouble. Speak that truth over your life. Sing it to the Lord. Sing it your wandering mind. Sing it against the enemy. You are covered by the Lord and nothing can harm you. The enemy will sing songs of fear and distress but you have songs of deliverance all around you. The enemy is talking captivity but the Lord is singing deliverance. You are highly blessed. You have a hiding place that will never fail to protect you.

You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your Word” (Psalm 119:114). Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm in the Bible. It is not clear who wrote it. It is a beautiful Psalm with a lot of encouragement and the author recognizes that God is his/her hiding place and shield. A shield provides protection. That is what the Lord does. His protection is available 24/7. If you are going through a dark valley today, I am here to tell you that your hiding place is with you. He is your shield and He is giving you the protection you need. Hang in there and wait for His Word. His Word will always give you peace and freedom.

“Deliver me o Lord, from my enemies, I take refuge in You” (Psalm 143:9). The devil is our enemy and his agents are our enemies as well. His agents can take on many forms such as the form of negative thoughts, disease, fear, hurt, pain, confusion and many other ones. They can look intimidating but we believers don’t walk by sight. We walk by faith and we won’t let our enemies get the best of us. Our refuge, the Lord, our hiding place will make sure that our enemies are always defeated when we stay in faith. You are blessed, friend and you are protected. Don’t be afraid of anything but in all things stay inside your hiding place where peace reigns. The Lord is with you and He will continue to shield you. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you.

Suggested reading: Psalm 31:20; Isaiah 32:2; Proverbs 18:10

What happens when you know the truth

The other day when I was praying, I kept hearing, “Hold on to the truth.” It was a gentle message that came to me a few times even after praying. The truth is so important. The Bible tells us that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. It also says that we will know the truth and the truth shall set us free. Jesus is the truth that sets us free. The more we know Him, the more we know the truth. How can we get to know Jesus? Like I often say, we can find Jesus in the Word of God. It is the first place we should look for Him. Knowing Him is not an impossible task. We ought to spend time in the Word and we should also get close to Him outside the Word. I love that the Word of God is the Word of truth and it is the most powerful written text. What I also am aware of is that we can’t leave the Word of God on the pages of the Bible. We have to live it out. We have to be doers of the Word and we have to apply the Word to our lives. We need to take Jesus out of the print and print Him into our lives so that every page of our existence has Jesus on it. The truth shouldn’t stay closed up in the Book. It has to come to life and our faith can make that happen. Today I want to encourage you to know the truth. Don’t just be familiar with it. Know it intimately. Know Jesus and you will stay grounded in the truth.

What happens when we know the truth? The Bible says we are set free because we come out into the light of truth. There is so much darkness around us but Jesus is the light that dissipates the darkness. When we know Jesus, we are enlightened. We can live better. We can act better. We can think better. We can love better. We can walk better. When we know the truth, we know how to live in Christ. I can’t believe I spent so many years in the dark before I knew the Lord. I have to confess that even after I got saved I wasn’t familiar with the truth. I wasn’t well-acquainted with Jesus. My mistake was that I knew Him through other people. I knew Him through sermons and messages but I didn’t have a connection with Him. The truth can only set us free if we engage with it and we interact with it all the time. Can we know the entire truth about everything? We can’t but we can get close to Jesus and know Him the best we can. If we draw close to Him, He will draw close to us. He will show us the truth in all things. His truth is supreme. His truth is more powerful than all the lies of the enemy. Jesus defeated the enemy. His truth defeated all the negativity of the enemy. Jesus brings freedom. He is freedom. Don’t let the lies of the enemy keep you in a jail of fear.

I was set free by the Lord. There is no doubt in my mind that He is my Savior. However, I have had to remain close to the truth. It is very easy to distance ourselves from the Lord. We get bogged down by life and we lose sight of God’s goodness when things go wrong. The good news is that the truth never changes. Jesus is always the same. We should remember that the truth doesn’t change. The truth is that Jesus came to save the captives free and to heal the broken-hearted. When we know that truth and we believe it wholeheartedly, we can walk with confidence and hope. When you know the truth, you don’t live in the prison of doubt. When you know the truth, you are aware of the Lord in you. You know that greater is the Lord that is in you than the devil that is in this world. When you know the truth, you don’t let negative thoughts get you down. You understand the authority of the name of Jesus and you rebuke bad thoughts and you reject failure. When you know the truth, you know that nothing is impossible with God and you are filled with joy. When you know the truth, peace is your friend and joy is your middle name. Know Jesus, know the truth. Put on the belt of truth wherever you go. With Jesus you are always free. Enjoy the freedom of His truth. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: John 8:32; John 14:6; Ephesians 6:14

Hold on to the hope of the world

As long as you have Jesus, you have hope. Hope will never die. Hope came back from the dead. You might think that all hope is lost because you are in a bad situation but hope is alive and well. Jesus is the hope you need today. Go to Him and see what He has to say. If He were to appear to you today and talk to you, He would say that there is still hope. He would tell you that He died not only for your sins but for your hope. He died so that your hope would remain alive. He took all the problems of the world including yours and He put them to death so you could find life in Him. He is the way, the truth and the life and He is blowing life into your desperate situation now as you are reading this message. He is talking to you and smiling at you. He is encouraging you and reminding you that with Him, nothing is impossible. He is rebuking the lies of the enemy and the doubts. He is calling you to rise up and walk. Walk in faith. Leave the doubts behind. Leave the desperation behind. Leave the fears behind. Jesus is standing by your side and He is promising a new day, a new hope and a new future.

When things don’t go well, we tend to predict a bad future for ourselves. The fears we have are usually about the future. We put ourselves in a box where there is no way out. We think of how bad things are going to get. We can’t count on anything good. We believe the outcome of our present circumstances is going to be very negative. God has a different take on the matter. For Him, hope is present and it is available. What He wants us to do is to draw nearer to Him and tap into His love and His peace. He has all we need and He can give us the hope we long for. He is the hope. When I am not doing well, I get a big dose of Jesus. I turn to Him. I talk to Him. I let Him comfort me and I fix my eyes on Him. Fix your eyes on Jesus and He will fix your situation. Fix your eyes on Jesus and you will see a rebirth of hope everywhere. The One who conquered the world conquered your biggest trials. There is hope, friend! There is a lot of hope.

Jesus came to save the world and to preach good news. His good news is accompanied by the hope of a better day. Things might look bad now but they are going to get better. Jesus guarantees that. Take His word for it. Things are going to improve beautifully when you rely on Him. Put your hope in Jesus, the hope of the world. Let the hope in you speak for you. Don’t give a voice to the doubts and to the fears. Let Jesus in you talk about what’s going on. When you give Him the microphone, you will realize that every word that comes out of your mouth is a word of hope. You can’t turn to Jesus,  lean on Him and not ooze positivity and joy. His joy is going to hit you and take you on a journey of hope. The joy of the Lord is your strength. You get all the power you need from the Lord. Power to make it today and power to make it tomorrow. Tomorrow is bright. Jesus will make it shine. Don’t get discouraged. Hold on to Jesus, the hope of the world. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 39:7; Romans 8:18; 1 Peter 5:10

God can fix your problems

I was getting nuggets of wisdom yesterday and it felt like the Lord was gently bombarding me with words of encouragement that deeply touched me. He spoke about how He can change things instantly. He doesn’t always do it that way but He can. He can change our lives in an instant. He can erase our heavy past and give us His peace and hope. He can reverse the course of time and put us on a better path. One of the nuggets talked about how God can accomplish more in one minute than the devil can ruin in a lifetime. Think about that! Our God is that good. He has the power to do anything. What He does and what He gives is always very amazing. Even when He seems to be working slowly in our lives, He chooses the slower path because it is the best way for us. He knows what He is doing all the time. We are the ones who need to get on His page and respect His pace. God can reverse the worst situations and heal the worst wounds. He can make us smile again and He can make us hope again. Today I want to encourage you to trust God to reverse your current situation. Whatever you are going through right now can be fixed. God can fix all your problems and give you a better life. Trust Him. He is excellent at what He does.

God can fix your problems. He can! He said, “Come to Me those of you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” When you have problems, the first thing God wants to do for you is give you peace. It is very difficult to function without peace and to have a strong spiritual balance when we are weary and burdened. With God, rest comes first because He knows how crucial it is for us. If you are facing problems today, go to God and ask for peace. Ask Him to give you rest. Unload your burdens on Him and let Him carry them. You are not supposed to be carrying these burdens. You are not supposed to fight these battles alone. You are not supposed to live in fear and be weak. You can have strength and you can have the ability to go through whatever you are going through with peace and confidence. Confide in God and He will cover you and bless you. Remember, God will fight your battles. He will take care of you and He will reverse your situation. Don’t do it all alone. You need Him. He is there for you!

God can truly fix any problem you might have. Think of your problems as the Red Sea. They can appear to be gigantic and too much for you to handle. God can still part the seas and He is going to do just that for you. You are like the Israelites. You have enemies. Your problems are your enemies but God will save you from them. He will give you a path to go through your trials without a drop of that troubled sea falling on you. The Egyptians might be trying to attack you now but God is on your side. He is going to fight your battles for you. Find peace in Him. Trust Him. Declare that He is acting on your side. He can change everything just like that. It doesn’t matter how much the enemy has ruined your life. God will fix everything and He will give you even more than you had. He will fix and improve your life. He is that kind of God. He is the God of miracles and nothing can stop Him. Don’t be intimidated by the problems before you. God is with you. Something great is going to happen to you thanks to the Lord. Rejoice. Stay in peace. Stay strong. God is going to win and His love will prevail. Stay encouraged! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Isaiah 55:1-3;  Matthew 11:28-30; John 7:37

God is talking to you

I didn’t realize for a while that God spoke all the time. I didn’t know we could tune in and hear Him. I used to think that God spoke only in certain circumstances and He was not willing to talk to us that much. In my eyes we were not deserving of hearing from God. I was so wrong. I had been misled. God wants to communicate with us and to be in touch with us all the time. He doesn’t stop talking just because we are not listening. He doesn’t hide and He doesn’t stop revealing Himself to us. We are usually out of sync and we are usually so preoccupied by the voices of the world that we can’t hear God. At this very moment, God is talking to you. At this very moment, God is talking to me. He is always ready to share Himself with us. We are the ones who need to make the effort to listen. We need to be receptive and to be open. Today I want to encourage you to listen to God. I want to remind you that the Lord has messages for you and He can’t wait to hear back from you. God has opened the gates of His heart and He is waiting for you to come in and listen to what He has to say in His beautiful house.

God’s doors are always wide open. He is welcoming all of us and He wants all of us to be comfortable inside the walls of His love. His love speaks. His love invites us and reminds us that we are part of His family. When God speaks, things happen. When God speaks, revelation sets us free. When God speaks, life is imparted to us. I love that we can go to God and feel safe and respected. When I turn to God, I know He is paying attention to me and He cares about what I have to say. Now, I challenge myself and make sure that I listen to Him and pay attention to what He has to say. I interact with Him through His Word. His Word is a safe place where I can hear God’s voice. In His Word, He expresses Himself and He tells me what I need to know. His Word is a powerhouse of wisdom and knowledge and it is an abiding place where His voice resounds and His every word comes coated with love, life and hope. Everything God says comes forth with an amount of love that is out of this world. Everything God says gives life. His words can revive our dead hope and bring us back to faith. Everything God says gives us a boost of hope. Open the Word of God and you will hear the voice of peace talk to you.

Friend, God is speaking to you today. He made his Word available to you so you can have quick access to His mind. He is sharing His mind with you so that you can defeat what is raging against you in your mind. God speaks to you so you can speak against the lies of the enemy. God speaks to you to reassure you and to comfort you. There are words of comfort for you every single day of your life and God will make sure you hear them when you tune in. Tune in by opening the Word. Tune in by spending time in prayer. Tune in by meditating on His Word. Tune in by showing that you have a willing heart and an open mind. God is speaking to you and what you hear Him say is going to blow your mind when you take the time to listen. Pray and ask the Lord to help you hear Him. Pray and ask the Lord to open the eyes of your understanding. Thank God for His voice. Thank God for His words to you. When you are open, you will realize that God will find many ways to speak to you. He can use circumstances, people, visions, dreams,  the fruit of His Spirit and ways that work just for you. Enjoy His voice! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 68:33; Romans 10:17; Hebrews 4:12

God welcomes you

I remember the time when I was new to Jesus. I didn’t know Him well. I was excited about Him because He sounded so nice and so loving. I needed love. I know we all need love and the love He has to give is like no other. What intrigued me about Him was not only His eternal love but His integrity and His unwavering faithfulness. To me He was this faithful Savior whose love was deeper than the ocean and taller than Mount Everest. There was a giant aspect to Him. Every time I saw something tall or deep, I said to myself that Jesus was taller or His love was deeper. I liked learning about Him but I decided to know Him for myself. I set on a journey to find the real Jesus and to get as close to Him as possible. I didn’t want Him to be a person in a book. His Book was beyond anything I had read but I also understood that there was a real Person from the Book living outside the divine pages. I discovered that He was extremely approachable. He is closer than we think and He watches over us. The faithful loving Savior I was getting to know was very interested in having a relationship with me and that changed my perspective.

The religious Jesus who had been introduced to me slowly faded away as I got closer to the Jesus who loves and who reigns with majesty. I didn’t discard the Word of God. I read it every day but I made sure I talked to Jesus. I made sure I kept the lines of communication open and I gave Him my time. I knocked on His door and asked Him if I could come in. How did I do that? I prayed. It’s as simple as that. I said a genuine prayer. I asked Him to show me the real Him. I prayed for His Spirit to enter my life in a big way. I was honest and I was broken. I needed fixing and He took care of that. God is always so good and so caring. Every time we turn to Him with a sincere heart, He intervenes and He replies. I knocked a few times before I received a response. I think my head got in the way of His reply. He had spoken to me but I was too closed off to hear Him. What I found out is that not only does He love to reply to our prayers but He loves to give us more than we ask.

I asked for a seat at the table of the King so to speak. I asked for a corner seat so I wouldn’t be in the way and so that more important people could be seen. Everyone is important to the Lord. There are no front seats at His table. There is no VIP section and there is no protocol. We all have the same seats. We all have the same access to the King. He didn’t give me a small seat on the side like I thought He would. He sat me front and center where everyone else sits and He welcomed me with open arms. Jesus doesn’t reject anyone. I have learned that through the years. He has taught me that everyone who has walked the earth and who will walk the earth is welcome. He loves every single one of us. The King of Kings adores you and me. Once we get ahold of that truth, we can sit at His table and enjoy the feast before our eyes.

Today I want to reiterate that Jesus welcomes you all the time. He wants to spend time with you and He desires for you to get to know Him better. He wants to be closer than a brother. He wants you to understand that you are in His heart and He would do anything for you. He has a wonderful seat for you at His table and there are amazing dishes waiting for you. In His presence, you will find the water of peace, manna from Heaven, the fruit of the Spirit, and food for your soul such as peace and joy. There is plenty for you to enjoy. His lavish table is meant to show you how much He cares about you. Sit with Him every day. Spend time with His Spirit. Become intimate with the Lord. Adore the Father. Rejoice over the Son. You can get to know God more and you can have the confidence that He will always welcome you. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 23:5; Luke 22:30; Romans 15:7

Sit down with God

I recently started a new job that I am enjoying so far. I can see that there is potential for me to be absolutely in love with this job and I thank God for it. With this new job comes a salary reduction. The other day my mind was very active and thoughts of how my new salary might affect my lifestyle a little bit popped into my head. I was tired so my head went places it shouldn’t go especially because I have a Savior who is more than enough. I was thinking about how my job is my source of income and I needed to supplement my revenue. However, when I got into prayer, the Lord beautifully told me to change my thinking and to remember that He is my source of income. He is my source for everything and when I have that mentality, peace settles in my mind and I have a much more positive outlook. It is so true. The Lord is my source and He supplies my needs according to His riches in glory. At the end of the prayer, the Holy Spirit gave me a very interesting invitation. He said deep down inside, “Sit down with the Lord. Take a seat and be still with Him.”

I loved that invitation so much! The Lord is still and calm all the time. He is composed and in control. He is never hyperactive and He never panics. He is the perfect role model when it comes to calmness and serenity. God knows everything that is going on everywhere and yet He never gets upset and He never loses His cool. He is the King of patience and the King of hope. His invitation the other day was a gentle request to take the time to be with Him and to be like Him. We get so frantic about some life events that we forget that God goes about things in a totally calm way. I sat down with God. I prolonged my prayer and just sat there. I took the time to know that He is God. I took the time to be silent and to contemplate the stillness and the beauty of the Lord. I sat down and listened. I sat down and relaxed my overactive mind. I sat down and enjoyed the company of the Lord. I sat down and smiled. I sat down and slowed down. I sat down and everything seemed to be alright. I sat down and gave God a chance to work in me and to do a wonderful work I couldn’t do on my own. Sit down with God, friend. Slow down. Embrace the moment with Him and just be. No need to move around in a frenzy. Take the time to be with the Father. Take the time to be a child of the Father. Take the time to receive love from the Father. Sit down with Him!

As I sat there, a lot of great memories flooded my mind. The Lord took me down memory lane and reminded me of His goodness in my life. He pointed out the times when He had intervened in my life and how He has always provided. He has always been there. He was there before I was aware of His existence. He was there when I was nowhere to be found and I was millions of miles away from Him living a life of rebellion. He was there when I was happy and when I was down. That great moment when I was sitting down and being still with Him was a reminder that He has provided more than I could imagine. He has been by my side and He has taken care of me. God has sat down with me to calm me down when I didn’t know what to do. God has held me in His arms when I didn’t know how to feel better. God has carried me in His arms when life was too dangerous for me to navigate on my own. God has sat down next to me and watched me fall asleep when loneliness was getting intense. He sits with all of us. He invites all of us to sit down with Him and appreciate His kindness and His gentleness. Friend, sit down with God today. Take a break from your hectic day. Sit down and seek His face. Sit down and thank Him for being there for you. Sit down and know that He is always God and He will always supply your needs. Sit down with God and

He will whisper words of comfort and words of encouragement to your heart. Enjoy moments of peace with God every day. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you. 

Suggested reading: Psalm 63:1; Matthew 6:33; Matthew 11:28-30

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 186)

Don’t just sing about Jesus. Sing to Jesus. Worship Him. Lift Him up. Give Him glory. Elevate Him above everything and everyone!

The Lord came to your rescue so run to His resurrection. Don’t dwell on the death on the cross. Go to His salvation. Go to His deliverance. You are saved. You are free in Jesus’ name!

Fear is not a friend. End your friendship with fear and develop your relationship with faith. Do not fear because God is always with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

God has a wonderful purpose for your life. Ask Him for direction. Ask Him for more information. Get revelation about your destination. Trust Him. He has a plan to prosper you and to bless you!

Look for evidence of God’s goodness all over your life. It’s there. Thank God for His love for you and He will open your eyes to His mercy, grace and love for you.

The truth will always set you free even if you think it is keeping you captive at first. God knows best. He sees everything and He knows everything. His truth stands the test of time and the test of experiences. Trust in His truth!

God gives us new starts and He wipes away the bad breaks and the horrible experiences we had. He is the God of new beginnings and every day is an opportunity for Him to bless us in different ways. Enjoy your new day with God!

God steps into your darkness and turns on His light. God stands against your suffering and heals your wounds. God has a plan for your worries and your anxiety and He gives you peace. God is on your side all the time. Give Him a chance to show you He cares!

Find the worshipper in you and let him/her express himself/herself. Let the worshipper in you be all that the Lord wants you to be. Worship day and night. Don’t be weary. Give God the glory as much as you can!

God will satisfy you with His love. His love will shelter you and protect you. His love will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. Thank God for His eternal love for you. His love will never ever die!

Suggested reading: Isaiah 54:10; Psalm 86:15; 1 John 3:1

When you are going through a bad season

The season you are in now might be bad. It might be winter in the middle of summer. You might be having one of the most difficult seasons you have ever had. Those bad times do happen and there is nothing we can do to prevent them. Remember that they are meant to be there and they have no rhyme nor reason. What you should also remember is that your bad season doesn’t mean that you have a bad life and it doesn’t mean that the end of the season will be awful. God is with you and He is watching your faith in this season. He loves your faith. He loves seeing how steadfast you are even when things are not going well. I understand that you might not want to rejoice and to celebrate right now. It is hard to pull oneself together when life is pulling us in all directions and the only thing stable in our lives is our problems. God is stable. God is still stable now and He is going to get you through this season. Jesus said we would have trials in this life and He also said that He had conquered this life. Hold on to His promise.Starting today you are going to see an improvement in this bad season. Why? I am here to tell you that the Lord is going to change your rough winter into a cool summer day. He is going to reverse your situation and give you a new lease on life. Don’t give up. God is in this season with you.

I was praying the other day and I saw myself sitting on the ground outside in what looked like very cold weather. I had a blanket on me and I was sitting by the fire but it seemed like I needed more to keep warm. Then I saw a very friendly individual with a great smile on his face. He gave me soup in a bowl. I drank it without asking any questions and I got warm right away. The blanket and the fire were not enough. They helped but it’s the soup that made me warm and that made me forget how cold it was. I know that the Lord was showing me something I needed to see during that prayer meditation. Sometimes we need more layers or more ways to get warm again. The soup represented God’s nourishment. His nourishment is His Word. Once I got the Word in me, I became warm again. I had tried a blanket and a fire but it is the Word of God that defeated my cold moment. In tough seasons we often try a few things that work for a short period of time but the Word of God is the best remedy and our best resort.

There are words and passages in the Bible that can get you out of your bad season now. Words have power. They have the power to heal and to bless or the power to hurt and to curse. The words in the Word of God are healing words that will bless you more than you know. If you take a daily dose of the Word of God, healing takes place, restoration happens and blessings abound. The Word of God will give you a new perspective and a better outlook on life. It is the power of those words that will get you through that bad season. I suggest that you pray and ask the Lord to give you the words and the passages that are going to heal you and bless you so that you can come out victorious. This bad season is temporary. Keep trusting the Lord and let your faith demonstrate that you know your God can do anything. He can change this season and He will do that for you. Better days are coming. Don’t lose hope. Fill your mind with words of hope from the Bible and you will see how your faith soars. Your bad season will come to an end. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 34:4; John 16:33; 1 Peter 5:7