More than ever before in our world, it may look like we are losing the battle. But we know the Truth. The Truth is that when it's all said and done, God will prevail. There will be a day when there's no more pain, sorrow, suffering, and all that's wrong will be made right. Tell God how thankful you are that there will come a day when He will wipe away your tears. Thank Him that we will look into his wonderful face and sit at His feet in sweet fellowship. Oh, what a day that will be! Thank God all wounds will be healed. Pray for a fresh touch of encouragement reminding you of the hope you have in Him.
Today's scriptures are Revelations 21:3-4 and Revelations 22:5.
Most of us have experienced a time in our lives when we've been mistreated, wrongly accused, even victimized. Perhaps you've felt like you had no one on your side to come to your defense. The Scriptures tell us that God is our protector, refuge, and fortress. Thank Him that He fights for you. Give thanks to Him that He has given you the Godly armor needed to stand against the dark forces of the enemy. Thank God that He is your protector and has your back. Ask that He would continue to walk with you, clothing you in His love and protection today and every day.
Today's scripture readings: Psalm 91:7, Psalm 12:1-7, John 6:40, Isaiah 56:8, and Ephesians 6:10-18
Have you ever had a time when you were without electricity, running water, gas, technology, or vehicles? Recall how relieved you were when those amenities once again became available. Today, thank God for those creature comforts. Thank Him that He has provided not only the essentials needed for everyday life but the non-essentials that make our days easier and comfortable. Thank Him for giving us wisdom on how to make our lives more convenient. Thank Him for hot water, the internet that keeps us connected to our loved ones, elevators, air conditioning, ice, and heat. Thank Him in advance for putting within your heart a new appreciation for the things that make our days easier. Ask Him to help you no matter what your state, be it plenty or scarce, to be content.
Today's scripture readings: Psalm 8:4-12, Philippians 4:12-13, and 1 Thessalonians 5:18
From the single-cell organism to the largest of living creatures, our world is a magical creation. From the tallest mountains to sunset masterpieces, our God is Creator, and He is still in control. Thank God for spinning things in orbit in perfect rotation. Thank God for maintaining the sun's perfect position and allowing its light to illuminate the moon. Thank God that He flung the stars, spacing them just so. Thank God for allowing you to a part of this beautiful place. Pray to be more mindful of the work of His hands, that you would give Him praise and glorify Him in how you are for your Father's world.
Today's Scriptures Readings are: Psalm 8:23 Psalm 19:1, Psalm 954:-5, and Psalm 104:24-25
Maybe you woke up today troubled, depressed, full of anxiety, or in despair. Know God sees you right where you are. Lift your eyes to Him. Here His words as He whispers, "Do not fear, I will help you." Trust in Him to grant you mercy and give you the grace to get through this day. He is faithful. He is able. Thank God that He has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. Lift your voice to God thanking Him in advance for walking with you today. Thank Him for the Comforter within you. Thank God for being your ever-present help. Ask God to strengthen your trust in Him as you go out into the world as a witness to him.
Scripture Readings for today: Psalm 46:1, Psal, 121:1-2, Isaiah 41:13, Philippians 4:13, and 1 Timothy 1:7
The happiest and healthiest of families are those grounded in Him. Godly families love one another, help one another up, honor each member with respect, and put Christ first. Thank God for your family members, even the ones who disappoint and are difficult. Thank Him that He has shown you grace when you've dropped the ball. Thank Him in advance for helping you show grace and unconditional love when a member of your family lets you down. Ask Him to show you the areas of your family life that aren't honoring God. Pray He would keep your family members close to Him and to each other.
Today's scripture readings: Proverbs 1:8, Proverbs 22:6, Proverbs 31:15-17, and Colossians 3:13
As sinners, we don't deserve what Christ did for us through His crucifixion and resurrection. He even went a step further by asking His Father to send the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, to take His place so we would have Christ dwelling within us. Thank God that He has gifted you the Comforter, Intercessor, Advocate, Helper, Strengthener within. Thank God for His promise to be with you always. Pray for the guidance and comfort of the Holy Spirit as you go about your day.
Scripture readings for today: Psalm 27:1, 1 John 14:16, John 14:26, John 15:26, Mark 1:8, and Romans 8:26
Where would we be without those who serve our children, care for the sick, and come to our rescue when we are in crisis? Often these servants in our community must leave their own families to come to our aid. Thank God that He has put within those who make such a difference in our lives the spirit of giving and helping. Thank Him that He works through others when we are in need. Pray a hedge of protection over those public servants in your community. Ask God to give you the opportunity to express your gratitude to at least one of those selfless people today.
Today's scripture readings:
Galatians 5:13, Philippians 2:5-7, and Colossians 3:23
Maybe it's not the one you wanted. Maybe you're not appreciated for the work that you do. Maybe you know there's something better out there. Maybe you've been praying for years for things to get better. Trust that there's a reason God has you in this particular job at this particular time. We only get to see a snippet, but He sees the whole timeline and wants what's best for us. Sometimes He keeps us in a hard spot for longer than is comfortable because he's doing a work in us. Maybe you love your job and you're able to use the gifts God has given you. Thank Him for the job that you have. Thank Him that you have a paycheck when so many others do not. Thank Him that He's placed you right where He wants you to be because it's what is best for you right now. Ask that He would help you work with all your heart for Him, no matter the job or circumstances.
Scripture Readings for today: Colossians 3:23, Luke 16.10