Friday, November 29, 2013

God's Promises 4 What 2 Do When..

=========  Often in life, we are faced with situations that are difficult. We do not know which way 2 turn, nor how 2 handle the decisions we must face. The best Source are from those who have faced what we now face. What did they do? And how did they get victory? Ecclessiastes has one of the most profound statements I have ever Joyfully discovered in the Bible. It is 4 us, This Generation of people from people we never knew 'our' past, but they give us the answers we also now seek.  Most are familiar with Eccles 3, That there is a SEASON 4 everything under Heaven...but lets look at this marvelous verse below..

Ecclesiastes 3:15 says, "Whatever Is, Has been Long Ago; AND, Whatever is  going 2b HAS been b4; It is GOD Who brings 2 pass AGAIN What Was in the Distant Past and Dissappeared.
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What a helpful marvelous statement that is 2 read! It tells us that no matter what problem or trial we face today, SOMEONE in the Past faced the very thing. We do not need 2 re-invent the wheel coming up with a solution, the Answers are all Hidden, waiting 4 us 2 Search them out and receive our answer in making the right decisions we now face; Knowing also...that This To Shall Pass. Be encouraged today as u spend time w/Jesus, learning His ways and drinking the Living Water He offers u. Be encouraged today, no matter how busy u matter how matter how painful and upsetting your circumstances may be, go 2 Him and drink deeply from His Word. Let His Holy Spirit Refresh and Restore your weary soul. When u do, God's Word promises that out of your life will flow rivers of Living Water- pouring out on your loved ones and a needy world. As God promised Father Abraham, He is also saying 2 u today: "I will bless u...and u shall be a blessing" [Genesis 12:2].

Contents 4 'What 2 Do When': 
01. Deserted by Loved Ones
02. Experiencing Marital Problems
03. Financially Troubled
04. Grieving
05. Overwhelmed by Circumstances
06. Sick
07. Spiritually Lukewarm
08. Uncertain About God's Ways
09. Waiting On God

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01. Deserted by Loved Ones - IF YOU'VE BEEN rejected or deserted by a friend or loved one, JESUS knows exactly how u feel. He had the same experience when His disciple Judas Iscariot betrayed Him, and His other disciples forsook Him and fled. Was this betrayal of Jesus a random event, outside the Father's loving control? Not at all. In fact, this experience was foretold in a Messianic psalm 100s of years earlier: "Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted up his heel against Me" [Psalm 41:9].

This psalm continues with a wonderful word of Encouragement 4 all who have suffered abandonment or betrayal: "But You, O Lord, be merciful 2 me, and raise me up" [v.10]. No matter what kind of unfair treatment you've rec'd from a loved one, God's plan is 2b merciful 2 u and RAISE YOU UP!

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me.  Psalm 27:10

I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lends; and his descendants are blessed. Psalm 37:25-26

Whereas u have been forsaken and hated...I will make u an eternal excellence, a Joy of many generations.  Isaiah 60:15

The Lord will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance.  Psalm 94:14

You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; but u shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; 4 the Lord delights in u, and your land shall be married.  Isaiah 62:4

The  Lord your God is a merciful God. He will not forsake u nor destroy u, nor forget the covenant of your fathers [Abraham, Isacc, and Jacob], which He swore 2 them.  Deuteronomy 4:31

You are God, ready 2 pardon, gracious and merciful, slow 2 anger, abundant in kindness, and did not forsake them.  Nehemiah 9:17

Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget u.  See, I have inscribed u on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually b4 ME.  Isaiah 49:15-16

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes w/u. He will not leave u nor forsake u.  Deuteronomy 31:6

The Lord will not forsake His people, 4 His great name's sake, bcoz it has pleased the Lord 2 make u His people.  ISamual 12:22

It is better 2 trust in the Lord than 2 put confidence in man.  Psalm 118:8

Surely your Salvation is coming; behold, His reward is w/Him, and His work b4 Him. And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord; and u shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.  Isaiah 62:11-12

Those who know Your Name will trust in You; 4 You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.  Psalm 9:10

Prayer:  FATHER, Your Word says You are able 2 work all things together 4 good 2 those who love You. I call on You today 2 honor Your promises and work these painful circumstances 4 my good and 4 Your Glory.  Thank You, Lord, that nothing is outside of Your knowledge or control. In the midst of every difficult experience, You are able 2 fulfill Your purposes and lift me up!  Father, I forgive ALL those who have treated me unfairly, just as You have graciously forgiven me 4 the ways my actions have sometimes hurt You.  Thank You 4 opening my eyes 2 new hope 4 Restoration and Victory! In Jesus' Name. AMEN.

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02.  Experiencing Marital Problems -  JESUS SAID He would build His Church on such a strong foundation that "the gates of hell" would not be able 2 prevail against it [Matthew 16:18], and He wants 2 build our marriages on that same kind of foundation- the foundation of His Word.  If your marriage is struggling today, it probably would be easy 2 find someone or something 2 blame. Perhaps there are financial problems..or infidelity..or substance abuse..or uncontrolled anger...or some other factor that has brought your relationship 2 a crisis point.  But Proverbs 24:3 makes an important statement about what it takes 2 have a strong marriage and family: "Through WISDOM a House is Built, and by understanding it is Established." In order 2 have a healthy marriage, we need God's Wisdom and Understanding! 

Wives, submit 2 your own husbands, as 2 the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is Head of the Church; and He is the Saviour of the Body.  Therefore, just as the church is subject 2 Christ, so let the wives be 2 their own husbands in everything.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the Church and gave Himself 4 her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her w/the washing of water by the Word, that He might present her 2 Himself a glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be Holy and w/o blemish. So husbands ought  love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wive loves himself...Let each one of u in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects he husband. Ephesians 5:21-33

The Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable  him." Genesis 2:18

A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined 2 his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24

Let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Let the husband render 2 his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife 2 her husband. ICorinthians 7;2-3

Wives, likewise, be submissive 2 your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the Word, they, w/o a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives. Husbands, likewise, dwell w/them w/understanding, giving honor 2 the wife, as 2 the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may NOT be hindered.  IPeter 3:1,7

All of u be of one mind, having compassion 4 one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil 4 evil or reviling 4 reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that u were called 2 this, that u may inherit a blessing.  IPeter 3:8-9

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from u, w/all malice. and be kind 2 one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave u.  Ephesians 4:31-32

LOVE suffers long and is kind; LOVE does not envy; LOVE does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the Truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. LOVE NEVER FAILS.  ICorinthians 13:4-8

Prayer:  FATHER, I acknowledge today that You are the One who created marriage, and You're the One who knows how 2 fix marriages when they're struggling. Forgive me 4 the ways I've failed 2 seek Your Wisdom and obey Your Instructions 4 my marraige. I acknowledge that my own ways have failed, and I need Your Help and Wisdom 2 bring Healing 2 my marriage. Today I re-commit myself  Your Lordship. I ask You 2 change my heart and re-kindle the love in my marriage. I look 2 You as the only reliable source 3 unselfish LOVE.  Show me Your ways, Lord, so my Home is built on a firm foundation. Thank You 4 giving me Hope today- the Hope that can onlly come from You. In Jesus' Name. AMEN.

My God shall supply all your need according 2 His Riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19

03. Financially Troubled - GOD HAS A PLAN 4 your finances. His heart is 2 bless His children, so they can be a blessing 2 others [Genesis 12:2]!  Your primary need today is 2 truly SEEK HIM, 4 His Word promises, "Those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing" [Psalm 34:10]. Whatever u need from Your Heavenly Father, He wants 2 give u--but u must ASK..Seek..Knock until your breakthrough comes [Matthew 7:7].

Dont sit back passively, hoping God's Provision will come. You must be aggressive and fight 4 it, crying out 2 Him until u receive the Provision u need.  Remember, If you're expecting a miracle financial Harvest from God, u must first trust Him by Sowing fnancial Seeds into His Kingdom [Luke 6:38]. If you're in need, --4 hoarding lead 2 poverty and lack.

Beloved, I pray that u may prosper in ALL things and be in Health, just as your soul prospers. 3John 2

I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread. Psalm 37:25

"Bring ALL the Tithes into the Storehouse, that there may be food in MY House, and try ME now in this, " says the Lord of Hosts, "If I will not open 4 u the windows of Heaven and pour out 4 u such blessing that there will not be room enough 2 receive it. And, I will rebuke the devourer 4 your sakes." Malachi 3:10-11

All these blessings shall come upon u and overtake u, bcoz u obey the voice of the Lord your God...The Lord will grant u plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your groung, in the land of which the Lord swore 2 your fathers 2 give u.  The Lord will open 2 u His good treasure, the heavens, 2 give the rain 2 your land in its Season, and 2 bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend 2 many nations, but u shall not borrow. And the Lord will make u the head and not the tail; u shall be above only, and not be beneath, if u heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command u today, and are careful 2 observe them.  Deuteronomy 28:2,11-13

He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully...And God is able 2 make all grace abound toward u, that u, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance 4 every good work. 
2Corinthians 9:6-8

God gives Wisdom and Knowledge and Joy 2 a man who is good in His sight; but 2 the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that He may give 2 him who is good b4 God.  Ecclesiastes 2:26

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The Lord your God is bringing u into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; a land in which u will eat bread w/o scarcity, in which u will lack nothing...

When u have eaten and are full, then u shall bless the Lord your God 4 the good land which He has given u...remember the Lord your God 4 it is He who gives u power 2 get Wealth, that He may Establish His Covenant which He swore 2 your fathers, as it is this very day. Deuteronomy 87-10, 18

Prayer: HEAVENLY Father, You know the financial needs and other concerns I'm facing today. Yet my greatest need is simply 2 seek You and Know You, and Your Voice, more intimately.  Acknowledging You as my Shepherd and Provider, I bring You my Tithes and Offerings. Your Word says You're bringing me into a "good Land' where I will lack nothing, 4 You give me the power 2 produce Wealth. When my financial breakthrough comes, I pledge 2 honor You w/the "First Fruits" and give You Glory 4 Your Blessings. As You bless me, Lord, I also pray You will make me a greater blessing 2 others. In Jesus' Name. AMEN!

Blessed are those who mourn, 4 they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

04. Grieving -  IF YOU'RE GRIEVING over the death of a loved one today, God wants u 2 enter His Presence and find a place of peace and safety. Let Him comfort u w/His loving embrace and restore His Joy 2 your soul.  God will not leave u in your sadness. He promises 2b right there w/u even as u "walk thru the valley of the shadow of death" [Psalm 23:4].  The Bible says God offers special healing balm 4 those who grieve, giving them "beauty 4 ashes, the oil of Joy for mourning" [Isaiah 61:3].  Yes, there may be weeping and pain 4 a Season, but He promises that a better day is ahead, a day of renewed hope and Joy: "He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces" [Isaiah 25:8].

I do not want u 2b ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest u sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,  even so God will bring w/Him those who sleep in Jesus...For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven w/a shout, w/the voice of an archangel, and w/the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together w/them in the clouds 2 meet the Lord in the air.  And thus we shall always be w/the Lord. Therefore comfort one another w/these words. IThessalonians 4:13-18

The Lord is near 2 those who have a broken heart. Psalm 34:18

We are confident, yes, well pleased rather 2b absent from the body and 2b present w/the Lord. 2Corinthians 5:8

Yea, though I walk thru the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; 4 You are w/me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

When u pass thru the waters, I will be w/u; and thru the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When u walk thru the fire, u shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch u.  Isaiah 43:2

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able 2 comfort those who are in any trouble, w/the comfort w/which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2Corinthians 1:3-4

He has sent ME 2 heal the broken-hearted...2 console those who mourn in Zion, 2 give them beauty 4 ashes, the oil of Joy 4 mourning, the garment of praise 4 the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. Isaiah 61:1-3

O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be 2 God, who gives us the victory thru our Lord Jesus Christ.  ICorinthians 15:55-57

The Lord has comforted His people, and will have mercy on His afflicted. Isaiah 49:13

God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, 4 the former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4

Prayer:  LORD, You have walked thru the valley of death, and You know the way. In this time of sorrow, led me 2 Your secret place of comfort and healing. Sustain me w/You Love, and restore peace 2 my soul.  You are near 2 those who are broken-hearted, and I need You 2 wrap Your strong and comforting arms around me today. Replace my ashes w/Your beauty, may pain w/Your purpose, and my heavy heart w/Your oil of Joy.  Lord, bring me thru this dark valley 2 a new day of hope and peace. As You are comforting and blessing me, use me 2 be a blessing 2 others. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Casting all your care upon Him, 4 He cares 4 u.  IPeter 5:7

05. Overwhelmed by Circumstances - WE ARE NOT promised a trouble-free life in this world, but we ARE promised God will be w/us all along the way. He promises 2 lead us 2 victory if we put our trust in Him [2Corinthians 2:14].  Trust God today. Fix your eyes on Him instead of on your circumstances. As u do, you'll find Him 2b trustworthy--even in your darkest hours.  Remember: The Lord is right there w/u! Draw near 2 Himm, and He has promised 2 draw near 2 u, and He beckons u 2 come.

The Lord is Good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust Him. Nahum 1:7

When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me 2 the rock that is higher than I.  Psalm 61:2

The waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul; then the swollen waters would have gone over our soul. Our help is in the Name of the Lord, who made Heaven and Earth.  Psalm 124:4-5,8

Let not your heart be troubled; u believe in God, believe also in ME.  John 14:1

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.  2Corinthians 4:8-9

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.  Psalm 138:7

When you pass thru the waters, I will be w/u and thru the rivers, they shall not overflow u. When u walk thru the fire, u shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch u.  Isaiah 43:2

We know that all things work together 4 good 2 those who love God, 2 those who are the called according 2 His purpose.  Romans 8:28

I will be glad adn rejoice in Your mercy, 4 You have considered my trouble; You have known my soul in adversities.  Psalm 31:7

I will lift up my eyes 2 the hills--from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made Heaven and Earth. 
Psalm 121:1-2

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient 4 the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6:34

If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us alive, when their wrath was kindled against us; then the waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul; then the swollen waters would have gone over our soul.  Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey 2 their teeth. Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped.  Psalm 124:6-8

Prayer:  FATHER, I need 2 hear Your strong and comforting voice today. My problems seem overwhelming, but I choose 2 fix my gaze on You. I choose 2 trust in Your mighty power and Your faithfulness.  Come 2 my aide, Lord. Lead me 2 the rock that is higher than I. Teach me 2 find shelter in the secret place of Your Presence.  I know that nothing will happen today that is outside Your knowledge and control. This is the day You have made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it! In Jesus' name. Amen.

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;  save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise.  Jeremiah 17:14

06. SICK - WHILE MOST PEOPLE today accept disease and death as 'normal' parts of life, they were never God's original intention. When the World was first created, the Bible records, "Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good" [Genesis 1:31]. Disease and death  only entered the World after Adam and Eve disobeyed the Lord and allowed satanic forces 2 gain a foothold on humankind [Genesis 3].  When Jesus came 2 Earth, He announced that God's Kingdom was at hand. He healed the sick, cast out demons, fed the multitudes, and raised the dead. All of this was a demonstration of the Blessings God intended at His original creation.  If u or a loved one is in need of healing today, remember that Jesus is your Great Physician. When He preached the Gospel of the Kingdom, He healed "ALL kinds of sickness and ALL kinds of disease" [Matthew 4:23]. So no matter what kind of healing u might need, Jesus is ready 2b your Healer!

Beloved, I pray that u may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3John2

Jesus went about all the cities and villiages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. Matthew 9:35

The whole multitude sought 2 touch Him, 4 power went out from Him and healed them all. Luke 6:19

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday [Past], today [Presence], and forever [Future]. Hebrews 13:8.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.  Psalm 103:2--3

If u diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear 2 His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on u which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I AM the Lord who heals [continual process] u. Exodus 15:26

He was wounded 4 our transgressions, He was bruised 4 our iniquities; the chastisement 4 our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

My son, give attention 2 MY Words; incline your ear 2 MY sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; 4 they are LIFE 2 those who find them, and HEALTH 2 all their flesh. Proverbs 4:20-22

He sent His Word and Healed them, and Delivered them from their destructions. Psalm 107:20

Is anyone among u sick? Let him call 4 the Elders of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him w/oil in the Name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 
James 5:14-15

These signs will follow those who believe...They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. Mark 16:17-18

If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in u, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life 2 your mortal bodies thru the His Spirit who dwells in u.  Romans 8:11

LORD JESUS, You are the same yesterday [my past], today [my current day], and forever [my future], and nothing is 2 difficult 4 You! I bring You my physical ailment today, asking 4 You 2 mightily intervene w/Your healing power. Manifest Your Kingdom and replace disease w/wholeness.  Send Your Word and heal me, Lord. Deliver me from every attack of the enemy. I declare that You died 4 my sickness as well as 4 my sins!  I give You praise in advance 4 touching my body and restoring me 2 health. May You be glorified thru my body as Your holy temple! In Your Name. AMEN.

Come, and let us return 2 the Lord.  Hosea 6:1

07. Spiritually Lukewarm - PERHAPS YOU'RE AT a place in your life today when you're crying out 2 God, as David once did: "Restore 2 me the Joy of Your Salvation!" [Psalm 51:12]. The Lord heard David's prayer, and He hears yours as well. Sometimes we can allow the cares and busyness of life 2 rob us of our peace and joy. Instead of the abundant life God intends 4 us, we experience drudgery and discouragement. Life becomes a rat race, and we lose sight of our calling and purpose in the Lord.  Come b4 God w/a humble heart today, and ask Him 2 restore your "first love" relationship w/Him [Revelation 2:4]. He will give u His Joy, rekindle your passion, and set u fre from lukewarm living!

Break up your fallow ground, 4 it is time 2 seek the Lord, till He comes and rains righteousness on u.  Hosea 10:12

I know your works, that u are neither cold nor hot. I could wish u were cold or hot. So then, bcoz u are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit u out of MY mouth.  Bcoz u say, "I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing"--and do not know that u are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked--I counsel u 2 buy from ME gold refined in the fire, that u may be rich; and white garments, that u may be clothed, that the shame of ur nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes w/eye salve, that u may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.  Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears MY Voice and opens the door, I will come in 2 him and dine w/him, and he w/ME. To him who overcomes I will grant 2 sit w/ME on MY Throne, as I also overcame and sat down w/MY Father on His Throne. He who has an ear, let him hear.  Revelation 3:15-22

Stand in the ways and see, and ask 4 the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then u will find Rest 4 your souls.
Jeremiah 61:6

My anger has turned away from him. Hosea 14:4

I will heal their Backsliding, I will love them freely, 4 "Return 2 ME, and I will return 2 u," says the Lord of Hosts. Malachi 3:7

Beware that u do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command u today, lest--when u have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them; and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that u have is multiplied; when your heart is lifted up, and u forget the Lord your God who brought u out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. Deuteronony 8:11-14

The backslider in heart will be filled w/his own ways, but a good man will be satisfied from above. Proverbs 14:14

Today, if u will hear His Voice, do not harden your hearts...Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of u an evil heart of Unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of u be hardened thru the deceitfulness of sin.  For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast 2 the end. Hebrews 3:7-8,12-14

Prayer:  FATHER, restore my passion 4 You and Your purposes. Deliver me from apathy and lukewarmness. Remove anything in my life that is hindering my intimacy w/You.  Lord, forgive me 4 the earthbound perspective I've had. Instead of living 4 the things of this World, I want my life 2 reflect Your eternal purposes.  I'm tired of just going thru the motions in my Christian life. Take me off my treadmill of mediocre living and give me new Vision 4 my destiny in You. I want 2 impact lives 4 Your Kingdom! In Jesus' Name. AMEN.

As 4  God, His way is perfect; the Word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield 2 all who trust in Him. Psalm 18:30

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08.  Uncertain About God's Ways - THE BIBLE MAKES 2 important points about our knowledge of God's ways. On the one hand, His ways are clearly higher than our ways. But the Bible also reveals God's desire 2 show us His ways. realizing this, David prayed,
Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths" [Psalm 25:4].  And amazingly, the apostle Paul states, "We have the mind of Christ" [1Corinthisan 2:16].  God wants 2 show u His ways. He wants 2 reveal His great plan and purpose 4 your life! But u have a role 2 play in this too.  Take time 2 study and meditate on God's Word. Set aside a special time and place each day when u can come into His Presence and Listen 2 His Voice. Keep a Journal of the Direction He gives u 4 your life, and commit yourself 2 following His Instructions. The more u trust and obey Him, the more He will unfold a Revelation of His Will 4 u!

"MY thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways MY ways, " says the Lord. "For as the Heavens are higher than the Earth, so are MY ways higher than your ways, and MY thoughts than your thoughts."  Isaiah 55:8-9

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the Wisdom and Knowledge of  God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out ! "For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor? Or who has first given 2 Him and it shall be repaid 2 him?" For of Him and thru Him and 2 Him are all things , 2 whom be glory forever.  Romans 11:33-36

Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the hart of man the things which God has prepared 4 those who love Him. But God has revealed them 2 us thru His Spirit.  ICorinthians 2:9-10

The secret things belong 2 the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong 2 us and 2 our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.  Deuteronomy 29:29

We know that all things work together 4 good 2 those 2 those who love God, 2 those who are the called according 2 His purpose. Romans 8:28

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope w/o wavering, 4 He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23

Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your Truth and Teach me, 4 You are the God of my Salvation; on You I wait all the day. Psalm 25:4-5

Come, and let us go up 2 the mountain of the Lord, 2 the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.  Isaiah 2:3

 I will make an everlasting Covenant w/them, that I will not turn away from doing them good. Jeremiah 32:40

The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands.
Psalm 138:8

He has shown u, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of u but 2 do justly, 2 love mercy, and 2 walk humbly w/your God?  Micah 6:8

Fear not, 4 I AM w/u; be not dismayed, 4 I AM your God. I will strengthen u, yes, I will help u, I will uphold u w/MY righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10

Prayer:  LORD,  I want 2 know You better. I want 2 hear Your Voice and walk in Your ways 4 sure. Thank You 4 giving me Your Word as a roadmap 4 my life. Thank You that You want 2 reveal Your Will and open my eyes 2 the Hope of my calling. Thank You 4 allowing me 2 hear the Voice of Your Spirit and gain a greater portion of the mind of Christ.  Lord, I want 2 walk in confidence and faith rather than uncertainty and fear. Give me the courage I need 2 take bold steps of faith toward Your destiny 4 my life! In Jesus' sweet Name. Amen and AMEN.

My soul, wait silently 4 God alone, 4 my expectation is from Him.  Psalm 62:5

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09. Waiting on God - ALMOST NOTHING is as difficult 4 most people as waiting. Whether we're waiting in rush hour traffic or in a grocery store line, impatience--or even anger--can engulf us.

However, God repeatedly tells us in His Word that we are 2 wait on Him.  This means taking time 2 enter into His Presence 2 worship Him...Listen... Meditate...and share our heart.  Why is this so important? Waiting is a Key that
unlocks greater intimacy w/Him. And the Bible describes many amazing benefits 4 those who take time 2 wait on the Lord: Strength, Hope, Courage, Provision, guidance, Encouragement, and Vision. all these-- and more--are the Rewardss you will receive when u wait on God!

Have u not known? Have u not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the Earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power 2 the weak, and 2 those who hav no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall.  Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up w/wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.  Isaiah 40:28-31

Lead me in Your Truth and teach me, 4 You are the God of my Salvation; on You I wait all he day.  Psalm 25:5

Our soul waits 4 the Lord; He is our help and our shield.  Psalm 33:20

The eyes of all look expectantly 2 You, and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.  Psalm 145:15-16

I wait 4 the Lord, my soul waits, and in His Word I do hope.  Psalm 130:5

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wat on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say on the Lord!  Psalm 27:13-14

This I recall 2 my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, bcoz His compassion(s) fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I hope in Him!"  The Lord is good 2 those who wait 4 Him, 2 the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly 4 the Salvation of the Lord.  Lamentations 3:21-26

I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch 2C what He will say 2 me, and what I will answer when I am corrected.  The Lord answered me and said: "WRITE the VISION and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.  For the VISION is yet 4 an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Tho it tarries, wait 4 it; bcoz it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:1-3

Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed...Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths.  Psalm 25:3-4

Prayer:  FATHER, still my anxious heart and teach me 2 wait on You. I need You so much! Help me mount up like an eagle that is soaring 2 new heights.  Lord, I need fresh vision 4 my life. Show me Your ways, and show me Your plans 4 me. As I wait on You, give me new strength and courage 2 carry out Your Will.  Help me take time 2 meet w/You every day, Lord. I celebrate this day of new beginnings in my relationship w/You.  In Jesus powerful Name; AMEN!

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~ Beloved if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.   IJohn 3:21 ~

01. Confidence - FEELINGS OF FEAR and inadequacy can steal our confidence, boldness, and peace of mind. Such feelings attempt 2 paralyze us from stepping into God's highest will 4 our lives. But in the midst of all the challenges of life, God wants us 2 put our trust in Him. When we do, He gives us the confidence we need 2 find victory in every situation. This confidence does not come from a reliance on our own ability, 4 the Word says "we should not trust in ourselves but in God" [2Corinthians 1:9].

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Do u want this kind of unshakable confidence in your life? Then remember the words of the apostle Paul: "Not that we are sufficient of ourselves 2 think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God" [2Corin 3:5].

We may boldly say: "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do 2 me?" [Hebrews 13:6]

Do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For u have need of endurance, so that after u have done the will of God, u may receive the promise. [Heb 10:35-36]

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in u will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. [Philippians 1:6]

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. [Prov 28:1]

The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer's feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills. [Habakkuk 3:19]

In all these things we are more than conquerors thru Him who loved us. [Romans 8:37]

This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we Ask Anything according 2 His Will, He hears us. And if we Know that He hears us, Whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him [IJohn 5:14-15]

I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, 4 it is the power of God 2 Salvation 4 everyone who believes, 4 the Jew first and also 4 the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith-2-faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith." [Romans 1:16-17]

"Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit," says the Lord of Hosts. [Zechariah 4:6]

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I can do ALL things thru Christ who strengthens me. [Philippians 4:13]

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; 4 the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with u. He will not leave u nor forsake u. [Deuteronomy 31:6]

In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul. [Ps 138:3]

Most assuredly, I say 2 u, he who believes in ME, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, bcoz I go 2 My Father. [John 14:12]

Prayer:  HEAVENLY FATHER, I choose 2 put my trust in You. You are my confidence, my hope, my source, and my victory. Nothing is impossible 4 You!
I trust You 2 give me the strength and boldness I need 2 face every challenge I encounter today. I won't shrink back from my calling in You. I trust You 2 complete the good work You have started in my life! In Jesus' name. AMEN.

I can do ALL things thru Christ who strengthens me [bcoz it is Him doing it, not me] Phil 4:13

02. Courage -  HEBREWS 11 lists some men and women in the Lord's "Hall of Faith." Each of these heroes exemplified bold faith in God that enabled them 2 take courage, even in very difficult circumstances. We ea need courage in order 2 fulfill God's purposes 4 our lives. We may not have 2 slay a giant [as David], survive a den of hungry lions [like Daniel], or lead people across the Red Sea [as Moses did], but we will surely need the same kind of courage and boldness 2 achieve the victory God has mapped out 4 our lives. Whatever challenges u are facing TODAY, remember this: You can be bold and strong, 4 God has promised 2b w/u!

Wait on the Lord. Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord! [Ps 27:14]

Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, 4 the Lord your God is w/u wherever u go. [Joshua 1:9]

When u pass thru the waters, I will be w/u; and thru the rivers, they shall NOT overflow u. When u walk thru the fire, u shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch u. [Isaiah 43:2]

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is 2 try u, as though some strange thing happened 2u. But rejoice 2 the extent that u partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, u may also be glad w/exceeding joy. [IPet 4:12-13]

I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things 2 come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able 2 separate us from the Love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. [Rom 8:38-39]

Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all u who hope in the Lord. [Ps 31:24]

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Have u not known? Have u not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power 2 the weak, and 2 those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and b4 weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall RE-new their strength; they shall mount up w/wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. [Isa 40:28-31]

Fear not, 4 I have redeemed u; I have called  by your name; u are Mine. [Isa 43:1]

The eternal god is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will thrust out the enemy from b4 u, and will say, "Destroy!" [Deut 33:27]

Prayer:  Papa-God I trust You 2 help me face the battles and storms in my life today and everyday. I choose 2 put my eyes on You and not on my circumstances. as I wait on You, I ask You 2 renew my strength and give me new vision 4 the overshelming victory You desire 2 give me. Thanks 4 promising 2b w/me, no matter what challenges I may face today. I choose 2 rest in Your promise that nothing can separate me from Your Love. I put all my fears at Your feet, and I trust You 2 give me Your strength and strategy 4 triumph in every area of my life. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

The Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty.  2Corinthians 3:17

03. Deliverance - GOD NEVER intended 4 His people 2b fearful or hesitant in dealing w/satan and the forces of darkness. The Gospels describe deliverance as a vital part of Jesus' ministry, and it is still a vital ministry today! Jesus not only demonstrated the importance of preaching, teaching, and healing, but He also showed us the value of spiritual discernment, casting out demons, rebuking satan, and taking authority over the powers of darkness. We do not need 2 shrink back from this spiritual battle, 4 the Bible says God has given us the weapons and armor we need 4 victory. As u declare His Word over your life, God will deliver u from every chain and bondage--and He will bring u into His freedom!

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, bcoz He has anointed Me 2 preach the gospel 2 the poor; He has sent Me 2 heal the broken-hearted, 2 proclaim liberty 2 the captives and recovery of sight 2 the blind, 2 set at liberty those who are oppressed; 2 proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. [Luke 4:18-19]

For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. [IJohn 3:8]

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make u free...Therefore if the Son makes u free, u shall be free indeed. [John 8:32,36]

The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. [Romans 8:2]

But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, u have your fruit 2 holiness, and the end, everlasting life. [Romans 6:22]

Lord, even the demons are subject 2 us in Your Name. [Luke 10:17]

Behold, I give u the authority 2 trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and Nothing shall by any means hurt u. [Luke 10:19]

They overcame (satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the Word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. [Revelation 12:11]

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, bcoz He who is in you is Greater than he who is in the World. [IJohn 4:4]

You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me w/songs of deliverance. [Psalm 32:7]

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my Deliverer; the God of my strength, in whom I will trust. [2Samual 22:2-3]

I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver u from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. [Ps 91:2-3]

The Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me 4 His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever.
[2Timothy 4:18]

Do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory forever. [Matthew 6:13]

Prayer:  HEAVENLY FATHER, thank You 4 sending Jesus 2 destroy the works of the devil and set spiritual captives free. Your Word says You've given Your people weapons and armor 2 overcome ALL the power of the enemy!  I submit my life fully 2 You and ask You 2 reveal any demonic influence or bondage in my life. I repent of areas of sin that have given the enemy a foothold.

In Jesus' Name, I rebuke any demon that would oppress, torment, or bind me or my loved ones. I declare freedom and deliverance in Jesus' might Name! O Lord, Thank You that Your sweet Holy Spirit in me is more powerful than any satanic weapon formed against me. In Jesus' sweet name. AMEN!

I will be merciful 2 their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deed. I will remember no more. Hebrews 8:12

04. Forgiveness -  GOD WANTS 2 SHOW U His forgiveness, and He wants u 2 know you're forgiven (IJohn 5:11-12). Being forgiven in God's sight isn't a matter of good works, penance, or just trying harder-it's based on the work of Jesus on the Cross when He died for your sins!  Isaiah 53:6 says, "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, 2 his own way; and the Lord has laid on [Jesus] the iniquity of us all."  If u don't yet have assurance that u are forgiven and accepted by God, this can be your day, your MOMENT! for a New Beginning! On the basis of God's Word, turn from any known sins in your life and ask Him 2 forgive u, 4 He already has provided it.

In Him we have redemption thru His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according 2 the riches of His grace.  Ephesians 1:7

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new. 2Corinthians 5:17

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns u w/lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth w/good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. Psalm 103:2-5

I will cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against ME, and I will pardon all heir iniquities by which they have sinned and by which they have transgressed against ME. Jeremiah 33:8

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just 2 forgive us our sins and 2 cleanse us from all unrighteousness. IJohn 1:9

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his THOUGHTS. Let him return 2 the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and 2 our God, 4 He will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55:7

You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people; You have covered all their sin. Psalm 85:2

You, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumsision of your flesh, He has made alive together w/Him, having forgiven u all trespasses.
Colossians 2:13

"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool." Isaiah 1:18

You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:19

The goodness of God leads u 2 repentance. Romans 2:4

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man 2 whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. Psalm 32:1-2

As far as the East is from the West, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12

I have trusted in Your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing 2 the Lord, bcoz He has dealt bountifully w/me. Psalm 13:5-6

Prayer:  HEAVENLY FATHER, forgive me of my sins. Give me a fresh start and new beginning. I turn from anything that would hold me back from serving You.  Thank You 4 sending Your Son Jesus 2 die 4 my sins. thank You 4 coming into my heart and life 2b my Lord. Fill me anew w/Your Holy Spirit. Cleanse my heart and renew my conscience. Transform me into Your image! In Jesus' Name. Amen.

I will Instruct u and teach u in the way u should go; I will guide u w/My eye. Psalm 32:8

05. God's Will -  GOD HAS A G.R.E.A.T PLAN 4 your life! In His Will is our peace..our prosperity..our wholeness. Have u made this wonderful discovery yet?  Are u living in the center of God's purpose 4 your life?  Finding God's Will 4 your life is largely a matter of trust. When u really believe that God is all-wise and desires u 2 have an abundant life, u can trust yourself fully into His care. In Jeremiah 29:11, the Lord speaks of His fantastic plans 4u:

"I know the thoughts that I think toward u,' says the Lord, 'thoughts of peace and not of evil, 2 give u a Future and a Hope."

No matter what your circumstances are today, God says He wants 2 give u a wonderful 'future and a hope."

Trust in the Lord w/all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

If any of u lacks wisdom, let him Ask of God, who gives 2 all liberally and w/o reproach, and it will b4 given 2 him. James 1:5

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but u shall mediate in it day and night, that u may observe 2 do according 2 all that is written in it. For then, u will have good success. Joshua 1:8

Your Word is a lamp 2 my feet and a light 2 my path. Psalm 119:105

Your ears shall hear a Word behind u, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," whenever u turn 2 the right hand or whenever u turn 2 the left. Isaiah 30;21

This is God, our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even 2 death. Psalm 48:14

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Psalm 37:23

Commit your works 2 the Lord, and your Thoughts will be established. Proverbs 16:3

You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, 4 Your name's sake, lead me and guide me. Psalm 31:3

Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I AM the Lord your God, who teaches u 2 PROFIT, who leads u by the way u should go." Isaiah 48:17

When He, the Spirit of Truth, has come, He will guide u into all Truth. John 16:13

The Lord will guide u continually, and satisfy your soul in Drought, and strengthen your Bones. You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.  Isaiah 58:11

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me 2 lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the path(s) of Righteousness 4 His Name's sake.  Psalm 23:1-3

A man's heart plans his own way, but the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9

Prayer:  Lord, thank You 4 the great plans You have 4 my life! Instead of going my own way, I choose 2 trust You and follow You.  I need You  Wisdom, Lord. Show me Your ways. Teach me Your Truth. Help me 2 hear the Voice of Your Holy Spirit.  Thank You 4 being my Good Shepherd, always leading me in Victory and Blessing! IN Jesus' Name. Amen.

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                                   You are my Hope, O Lord God; You are my Trust from my youth.  Psalm 71:5

06.  HOPE -  ONE DAY THE Prophet Jeremiah faced such difficult circumstances that he said despondently: "My strength and my hope have perished from the Lord" [Lamentations 3:18].  Have u ever flet that if u had no more strength or hop 2 face the difficult situations in your life?  The good news is that God restored Jeremiah's hope, reminding him that His compassion and faithfulness are "new every morning" [Lam 3:21-24]. This can be your experience as well!   As u read the following verses, remember God's purpose in giving us His Word:  "...that we thru the Patience and Comfort of the Scriptures might have Hope" [Romans 15:4]. These truths of Scripture were written with us in mind!

Why are u cast down, O my soul?  And Y are u disquieted within me? Hope in God, 4 I shall yet praise Him 4 the Help of His countenance. Psalm 42:5

"I know the thoughts that I think toward u," says the Lord, "Thoughts of Peace and not of evil, 2 give u a Future and a HOPE." Jeremiah 29:11

This I recall 2 my mind, therefore I have Hope. Thru the Lord's mercies we are not comsumed, bcoz His Compassion fail now. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I hope in Him!" Lament 3:21-24

I wait 4 the Lord, my soul waits, and in His Word I do Hope. Psalm 130:5

Hope does't disappoint, bcoz the LOVE of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given 2 us.  Romans 5:5

Let us hold fast the confession of our Hope w/o wavering, 4 He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23

God willed 2 make known what are the Riches of the Glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ 'IN' u, the Hope of Glory.  Colossians 1:27
"There is HOPE in your FUTURE," says the Lord.  Jeremiah 31:17

May the God of Hope fill u w/all Joy and Peace in believing, that u may abound in Hope by the Power of the Holy Spirit.  Rom 15:13

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Hope deferred makes the Heart Sick, but when the Desire comes, it is a Tree of Life. Proverbs 13:12

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose Hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a Tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; bit its leaf will be green, and will not be Anxious in the Year of Drought, nor will cease from yielding Fruit. 
Jeremiah 17:7-8

This Hope we have as an Anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil.  Hebrews 6:19

Prayer:  HEAVENLY FATHER, thank You 4 being the God of Hope, my hope. I'm so grateful 4 the amazing Promises in Your Word. I commit myself fully 2 You and Trust You 2 work out Your purpose 4 my life.  Forgive me, Lord, 4 looking 2 material things or other people 4 my hope, instead of fixing my eyes on You. Everything else in life may be shaken, but Your Faithfulness remains always the same. I trust You as my steadfast Anchor during the storms of my life. Lead me 2 Your Victory and Abundance, as Your Word promises! In Jesus" sweet name. Amen!

I waited patiently 4 the Lord; and He inclined 2 me; and heard my [secret tears] cry.  Psalm 40:1      

07.  Patience -  WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT 4 us 2b patient? Often it's bcoz we want 2b in control of a situation--2 get our own way and get it NOW!  But the Bible says patience is an important character trait and FRUIT of the Holy Spirit. Patience comes from submitting our lives 2 Him and being filled w/His Spirit. And it's a mark of God's Love and His image in our lives.  The Bible says God will reward u when u set your heart 2 patiently wait on Him!

The fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace Longsuffering, [Patience], Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control.  Galatians 5:22-23                                                                                      Beautiful Art Print by bomobob   Visit his wonderful shop.

Those who wait on the Lord shall RENEW their strength; they shall mount up w/wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and NOT faint.  Isaiah 40:31

Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord!  Psalm 27:14

In returning and REST u shall be saved; in QUIETNESS and CONFIDENCE shall be your strength. Isaiah 30:15

If we hope 4 what we do not C, we eagerly wait 4 it w/perseverance. Romans 8:25

REST in the Lord, and wait patiently 4 Him; do not fret bcoz of him who prospers in his way, bcoz of the man who brings wicked schemes 2 pass. Cease from Anger, and forsake wrath. Do not fret--it only causes harm. For evildoers shall be cut off; but those  who wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. Psalm 37:7-9

The Lord is good 2 those who wait 4 Him, 2 the soul who seeks Him. Lamentations 3:25

Do not become sluggish, but imitate those who thru faith and patience inherit the Promises. Hebrews 6:12

Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that u may be perfect [mature] and complete, lacking Nothing.  James 1:3-4

You have need of endurance, so that after u have done the will of God, u may receive the Promise.  Hebrews 10:36

The END of a thing is better than its beginning; the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.  Ecclesiastes 7:8

Be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the Farmer waits 4 the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently 4 it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts 4 the coming of the Lord is at hand.   James 5:7-8

We also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces Perseverance, and perseverance, Character; and character, Hope. Now Hope does not disappoint, bcoz the Love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given 2 us. 
Romans 5:3-5

Prayer:  HEAVENLY FATHER, thank You 4 always being patient w/me. Forgive me 4 so often being in a hurry 2 get my own way, rather than serving others and waiting on You.  I trust You 2 answer my prayers in Your time and in Your way. Your Word says You'll fulfill ALL Your Promises when I come 2 You in both faith and patience. As I plant Seeds of faith, I trust You 2 give me a boundiful Harvest of Your Blessings!  Forgive me 4 being impatient w/others. May I be patient w/them as You are patient w/me. IN Jesus' Name. AMEN!

The meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.  Psalm 37:11

08.  Peace - PEOPLE LOOK 4 PEACE in so many places; relationships, recreation, drugs, sex, exercise, and meditation, just 2 name a few. Yet the Bible says the only Source of lasting peace is IN Jesus, the "Prince of Peace" [Isaiah 9:6]. Everything else passes away, but His peace stands the test of time and eternity.  Are u experiencing this amazing peace w/God? The Bible says it begins when you're "justified by faith" and know He has forgiven u [Romans 5:1]. Bcoz of what Jesus did on the Cross  4 u, u can live in the reality of His peace, which is beyond our understanding [Philippians 4:7].

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is Stayed on You, bcoz he trusts in You.  Isaiah 26:3

Peace I leave w/u; My peace I give 2 u; not as the world gives do I give 2 u. Let NOT your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27

Be anxious 4 nothing, but in Everything by Prayer and Supplication, w/Thanksgiving, let your requests be made known 2 God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds thru Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7

Having been justified by faith, we have peace w/God thru our Lord Jesus Christ.  Romans 5:1

Lord, You will establish peace 4 us, 4 You have also done all our works in us.  Isaiah 26:12

You shall go out with Joy, and be led out w/peace; the Mountains and the Hills shall break forth into singing b4 u, and all the Trees of the field shall clap their hands.  Isaiah 55:12

To be carnally minded is death, but 2b spiritually minded is life and peace.  Romans 8:6

The Lord bless u and keep u; the Lord make His face shine upon u, and be gracious 2 u; the Lord lift up His countenance upon u, and give u peace.  Numbers 6:24-26

Great peace have those who love Your Law, and nothing causes them 2 stumble.  Psalm 119:165

The Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but Righteousness and Peace and Joy IN the Holy Spirit. for he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable 2 God and approved by men. Therefore let us pursue the things which make 4 peace and the things by which one may edify another.  Romans 14:17-19      Fine Art Photography by bomobob

Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of Love and Peace will be w/u.  2Corninthians 13:11

May the God of Hope fill u w/all Joy and Peace in believing, that u may abound in Hope by the Power of the Holy Spirit. 
Romans 15:13

I will both lie down in Peace, and Sleep; 4 You alone. O Lord, make me dwell in safety.  Psalm 4:8

Prayer:  FATHER, thank You 4 purchasing my Peace on the Cross, so that I can come boldly into Your Presence as Your friend!  Lead me by Your Peace. I cast ALL my cares on You one by one. I trust You 2 accomplish Your purpose 4 my life.  Bring 2 light any areas of my heart that are causing me 2 sacrifice Your Peace and fall short of Your great plans 4 me. Reign in my life as my Lord and Saviour! In
Jesus' Name. AMEN!

He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darness. For by strength no man shall prevail.  ISamuel 2:9

09. Protection - DO U FEEL UNDER ATTACK TODAY? The Bible describes a very real spiritual battle that rages against us in the unseen realm. The devil is an enemy intent on doing us harm, but the Good News today is the God Promises 2 Defend and Protect those who put their Trust in Him.  The Bible declares that God has prepared a place of safety 4 u. The enemy's onslaught may continue 4 a while longer, but God beckons u 2 a safe haven in His Presence.  Whatever personal storm u are facing today, God's strength is Greater, and He offers 2 bring u 2 His place of Shelter and Provision.

My sheep hear My Voice, and I know them, and they follow ME. And I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My Hand. My Father, who has given them 2 ME, is Greater than ALL; and no one is able 2 snatch them out of My Father's Hand.  John 10:27-29

When u pass thru the waters, I will be w/u; and thru the rivers, they shall not overflow u. When u walk thru the fire, u shall NOT be burned, nor shall the flame scorch u.  Isaiah 43:2

The God of Israel will be your rear guard.  Isaiah 52:12

If God is 4 us, Who can be against us?...In all these things we are more than conqauerors thru Him who loved us.  Romans 8:31,37

You, O Lord, are a Shield 4 me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head.  Psalm 3:3

If u indeed obey His Voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy 2 your enemies and an adversary 2 your adversaries. 
Exodus 23:22

The Peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will Guard your hearts and mind thru Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:7

As the mountains surround Jerusalm, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever.  Psalm 125:2

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting Arms; He will thrust out the enemy from b4 u.  Deuteronomy 33:27

A 1000 may fall at your side, and 10,000 at your right hand; but it shall NOT come near u.  Psalm 91:7

You have been a Shelter 4 me, a Strong Tower from the enemy.  Psalm 61:3

The Lord your God, who goes b4 u He will fight 4 u.  Deuteronomy 1:30

Do not be afraid nor dismayed...4 the Battle is NOT yours, but God's.  2Chronicles 20:15

The Lord is faithful, who will establish u and guard u from the evil one.  2Thessalonians 3:3

I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able 2 keep what I have committed 2 Him until that Day.  2Timothy 1:12

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Prayer:  HEAVENLY FATHER, Your Word Promises I can run 2 You and find Safety. You're my strength and refuge during all the storms of my life. Help me keep my eyes on You NOT forgetting, instead of my circumstances.  You have promised 2b an enemy 2 my enemies as I live in a Covenant Relationship w/You.  Just as the Israelites were protected by the blood-of-the-lamb they placed on the doorposts of their houses during Passover, I claim the Blood of Jesus today as Protection against the devil's attacks on me ,  and all I love.  I declare today that You are a Mighty Warrior in my in defense. You've given me the Weapons and Armor I need 4 Victory in Every situation!  In Jesus' Name. AMEN and AMEN!

Whatever things u Ask in Prayer, Believing, u WILL receive.  Matthew 21:22

10. Provision - YOU HAVE A Heavenly Father who wants His children 2 prosper! Yes, there can be tought times along the way. but God wants u 2 Trust Him and learn His Principles 4 Financial Blessings.  Don't allow Fear 2 paralyze u or make u passive today.  Step out in Faith 2 obey God's leading, and plant financial Seeds that He can use 2 bring u a great Harvest of Blessings in the days 2 come.  Remember: God wants 2b your Covenant Partner in every area of your life. The Bible promises: "Those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing!" [Psalm 34:10]

God is able 2 make all grace abound toward u, that u, always having ALL sufficiency in ALL things, may have an abundance 4 every good work. 2Corinthians 9:8

My God shall supply all your need according 2 His Riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19

His divine power has given 2 us all things that pertain 2 life and godliness, thru the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.  2Peter 1:3

Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant. Psalm 35:27

Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all these things shall be added 2 u.  Matthew 6:33

The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.  Psalm 34:10

"Bring all the Tithes into the Storehouse, that there may be food in MY house, and try ME now in this," says the Lord of Hosts, "If I will not open 4u the windows of Heaven and pour out 4u such blessing that there will not be room enough 2 receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer 4 your sakes."  Malachi 3:10-11

Give, and it will be given 2 u: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same Measure that u use, it will be measured back 2 u.  Luke 6:38

The Lord will command THE Blessing on u in your storehouses and in all 2 which u set your hand, and He will bless u in the land which the Lord your God is giving u...The Lord will open 2 u His good treasure, the heavens, 2 give the rain 2 your land in its Season, and 2 bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend 2 many nations, but you shall not borrow.  Deuteronomy 28:8, 12

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up 4 us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 
Romans 8:32

You shall remember the Lord your God, 4 it is He who gives u power 2 get wealth, that He may establish His Covenant which He swore 2 your fathers, as it is this day.  Deuteronomy 8:18

As the eyes of servants look 2 the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid  the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look 2 the Lord our God.  Psalm 123:2

Prayer: HEAVENLY FATHER, I declare You 2b my Covenant Partner and the rightful owner of everything I have.  I call on You 2 fulfill Your Word, opening the windows of Heaven and pouring out overflowing abundance in my life. Rebuke the enemy and keep him from stealing, killiing, or destroying the blessings You intend 4 me.  Instead of shrinking back in fear and unbelief, I choose 2 trust You with my finances. I want 2 take steps of faith and Sow financial Seeds that will result in a great Harvest of Your Provision.  Father, I seek Your Kingdom and Your Righteousness. As You bless me, I pledge that I will be a blessing 2 others. I want 2 abound 4 every good work You've planned 4 me!  In Jesus' Powerful Name. AMEN.