Blessed be the Name of the Lord. He is worthy to be praise and adore, Lord we lift our holy hand in one accord singing blessed be the Name of the Lord. Thank You Jesus, You are owner of the my life, Alpha and Omega You are worthy to be praise, in all generation there is no one like You. Alpha and Omega, You are worthy to be praise.
Lord, we thank You, we bless You for Who You are. Forever You will be, The Lamb upon on Throne, I gladly bow my knees, to worship you O Lord!
Beloved, Wonderful is our God, Faithful is His Name. Recall in yesterday devotional we said that race before us is not for now and then rather the rule of the game is ‘continuity’. More so, the need for us to be closer to God ensures our access to the kingdom’s secret.
Beloved, have suffered shame and reproached because of the challegens you are passing through? It good for mockers to mock so that God will answer you. Yes! At such time, God becomes you only Refuge and Saviour, your hope rest solely on Him, He in turn will ensure your safety. (Ps 91:2; 12-16).
Child of God, you need not be afraid for when God honors’ you, every devil will follow you, they can never stop, though they will try but you can never be hindered because God is on your side.
Whatever their boost, God is more than able. Let your eyes of faith not go dim, be full of expectancy, God Your God will not forsake you. Discover more below:
“The daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.” Isaiah 37:22
Reassured by the Word of the Lord, the poor trembling citizens of Zion grew bold, and shook their heads at Sennacherib’s boastful threats. Strong faith enables the servants of God to look with calm contempt upon their most haughty foes.
We know that our enemies are attempting impossibilities. They seek to destroy the eternal life, which cannot die while Jesus lives; to overthrow the citadel, against which the gates of hell shall not prevail. They kick against the pricks to their own wounding, and rush upon the bosses of Jehovah’s buckler to their own hurt.
We know their weakness. What are they but men? And what is man but a worm? They roar and swell like waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame. When the Lord ariseth, they shall fly as chaff before the wind, and be consumed as crackling thorns. Their utter powerlessness to do damage to the cause of God and His truth, may make the weakest soldiers in Zion’s ranks laugh them to scorn.
Above all, we know that the Most High is with us, and when He dresses Himself in arms, where are His enemies? If He cometh forth from His place, the potsherds of the earth will not long contend with their Maker. His rod of iron shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel, and their very remembrance shall perish from the earth.
Away, then, all fears, the kingdom is safe in the King’s hands. Let us shout for joy, for the Lord reigneth, and His foes shall be as straw for the dunghill.
“As true as God’s own word is true;
Nor earth, nor hell, with all their crew,
Against us shall prevail.
A jest, and by-word, are they grown;
God is with us, we are his own,
Our victory cannot fail.”
Beloved, no more shame, no more mourning, this present challenges will not see your end, God your God will surely make a way out:
“Why go I mourning?” Psalm 42:9
Canst thou answer this, believer? Canst thou find any reason why thou art so often mourning instead of rejoicing? Why yield to gloomy anticipations? Who told thee that the night would never end in day? Who told thee that the sea of circumstances would ebb out till there should be nothing left but long leagues of the mud of horrible poverty?
Who told thee that the winter of thy discontent would proceed from frost to frost, from snow, and ice, and hail, to deeper snow, and yet more heavy tempest of despair? Knowest thou not that day follows night, that flood comes after ebb, that spring and summer succeed winter? Hope thou then! Hope thou ever! For God fails thee not. Dost thou not know that thy God loves thee in the midst of all this? Mountains, when in darkness hidden, are as real as in day, and God’s love is as true to thee now as it was in thy brightest moments.
No father chastens always: thy Lord hates the rod as much as thou dost; He only cares to use it for that reason which should make thee willing to receive it, namely, that it works thy lasting good. Thou shalt yet climb Jacob’s ladder with the angels, and behold Him who sits at the top of it—thy covenant God. Thou shalt yet, amidst the splendours of eternity, forget the trials of time, or only remember them to bless the God who led thee through them, and wrought thy lasting good by them.
Come, sing in the midst of tribulation. Rejoice even while passing through the furnace. Make the wilderness to blossom like the rose! Cause the desert to ring with thine exulting joys, for these light afflictions will soon be over, and then “for ever with the Lord,” thy bliss shall never wane.
“Faint not nor fear, His arms are near,
He changeth not, and thou art dear;
Only believe and thou shalt see,
That Christ is all in all to thee.”
Do you believe that? I do believe, what about you? This affliction will soon be over. Our God do not chasten forever. He will draw you back to Himself. Just keep the fire glowing sustain it with the Word, prayers and good deeds.
Remain blessed in the Lord.