“God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man,
that He should feel repentance or compunction [for what He promised].
Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not
make it good?”
We have been let down on countless occasions. Heck, we have let others down on
countless occasions and the temptation is to look at everything through that filter.
But that is not the case with the Lord. He will never let us down. He will always keep
His word no matter what. He won’t back down or retract any promise
He made to you. The enemy might make you think God has given up on you but
He hasn’t. He loves you and won’t back down on what He promised you.
Don’t lose heart and don’t get weary in the waiting. God is faithful and will come through for
you. He has not forgotten about that problem you are having. He has not gone deaf to
your prayer. He hears you loud and clear and will help you. He is not a man…
He doesn’t belittle
He is not spiteful
He doesn’t abandon
He is not judgemental
Don’t think there is ever a time He gets tired of listening to you.
He is not a man…
Because He is not a man you can trust Him. He wants you to trust Him!
He will bring to pass every promise He has ever made to you. I know that’s a bold statement
but it’s true. It’s something I am coming to grips with as well.
You don’t need to worry.
He loves you and He is faithful to you!
Bless you, friends!
The fight we are in is not an easy one. The enemies we face are strong, intimidating
and formidable. Their goal is to take us down, to make us fail.
On our own, we are seriously outnumbered and outgunned. Do we have a chance?
Can we win when the odds are stacked heavily against us?
As I look at my own life and the challenges I face it can be intimidating and overwhelming
at times. There are times I can’t see a way out or an answer. There are times I feel
completely powerless and not sure how things will work out but this week
I have been thinking about victory. I believe the Lord has been showing me
I have a chance. Even though the enemy seems like a mountain blocking
my way I believe I have a chance, we have a chance!
No matter how gigantic the enemy is or how impossible our situation is we have
a chance because God is with us. Let’s look at a story that beautifully portrays this,
“Now four men who were lepers were at the entrance of the city’s gate;
and they said to one another, Why do we sit here until we die?
If we say, We will enter the city-then the famine is in the city, and we shall die
there; and if we sit still here, we die also. So come now, let us go over to the army
of the Syrians. If they spare us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us,
we shall but die.”
2 Kings 7:3-16
The lepers were in a dire situation. They had no weapons,
they were heavily outnumbered and had very limited options but God made a way for
them. Because God was with them the lepers had a chance. With everything against them,
God turned their hopeless situation around for good.
We have a chance against the hordes that stand in our way. God will not abandon us.
Have hope because you will win. The Lord will carry you through the valley of death.
He is faithful and can be trusted.
Be encouraged today!
Bless you, friends.
“So Moses and Aaron gathered all the elders of the Israelites.
Aaron told them everything that the Lord had told Moses.
Then Moses did the miracles for all the people to see. So the
Israelites believed. They heard that the Lord was concerned about them
and had seen their troubles. Then they bowed down and worshipped
The Israelites were in bondage for a really long time. Things had been really
difficult for them. So when Moses and Aaron told
them that God was concerned about them and had seen their troubles they must have
But the hope they had quickly disappeared when the pressure intensified. The joy, the hope,
the faith they had was replaced with doubt, fear, and anxiety. They were not patient with the
Lord. They wanted the deliverance to happen that very instant.
“As they were leaving the meeting with the king, they met Moses and Aaron.
Moses and Aaron were waiting for them. So they said to Moses and Aaron, “May the
Lord punish you. You caused the king and his offices to hate us. You have given them
an excuse to kill us.”
Exodus 5:20, 21
That story spoke to me today. We need to endure as we wait for God’s promise
to materialize in our lives. His promise for our lives, our families, and our countries will be
contested against by the enemy. There is no way he is going to just sit and let you
stroll into what God has promised you. he is the adversary and by the very nature of
that name he opposes and fights against everything good that God has prepared for us.
The Israelites thought it would be a walk in the park but it wasn’t. They had to trust God with
all that they had. They had to believe His word was true. They had to endure.
God’s promise was true and He would deliver them and they needed to understand that no matter
how bad things got.
“He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold as a servant. His feet they hurt with fetters;
he was laid in chains of iron and his soul entered into iron.
Until his word [to his cruel brothers] came true until the word of the Lord tried and tested him.”
When the promise seems like a fantasy we must keep trusting, we need to endure. His promise
is true, it will come to pass. The Lord is not a man that lies. His word is sure and if He promised
it will come to pass. Difficulty doesn’t mean the promise won’t come to pass.
There is nothing that can stop the word of God from coming to pass.
Hold on in the storm. Endure, put your faith in Him.
He will fulfill what He promised you.
Bless you, friends…
“And Sarah said, “God has made me laugh.
Everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.
No one thought that I would be able to have Abraham’s child.
But I have given Abraham a son while he is old.”
This spoke to me deeply. We live in a world saturated with darkness and in the darkness,
it’s hard to see God’s hand. It’s hard at times to see the good things He is doing for us.
Sarah was promised a child from God but she was barren and as the years went by she passed
the age of childbearing. It may have seemed like it was over but God was not done. He was going
to fulfill His promise to her. He fulfilled His promise to her!
He gave her a baby like He promised.
Where there was disappointment and hoplessness the Lord replaced it with laughter.
And that’s all we can do when He does good things for us. That’s all we can do when
He is faithful.
You may be in a dark place right now where nothing seems to be going right but know your
situation will turn around for the better. You will laugh again. The Lord will fulfill what He promised
you. It may seem like the dark times will never end but they will. You will have victory, and you will
have success. The Lord will not let you down.
What are you believing for currently? Don’t give up. Keep your hope alive.
A day is coming filled with laughter, your laughter!
Expect Him to move on your behalf.
Bless you, friends
“Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh? Why did she say, ‘I am too old to have a baby?
Is anything too hard for the Lord?
No! I will return to you at the right time a year from now. And Sarah will have a son.”
Genesis 18:13, 14
Is anything too hard for the Lord?
The Lord was trying to show Sarah that her seemly “impossible” situation was not impossible for Him.
It really was impossible in human standards but not to God. He is bigger than anything we deem “impossible”.
What are you facing right now that seems “impossible”?
I am facing an “impossible” situation as well in this season. There doesn’t seem to be an answer to the
situation I am faced with. There is an option of just giving in to fear and hopelessness but this word
spoke to me.
Is anything too hard for the Lord?
I know God is challenging me to look to Him and trust. He has been speaking to me through that
verse. There is absolutely nothing in this world that is too big for Him to handle.
Where we make the mistake is trying to go on by ourselves in our own strength but that
won’t work. We will always fail when we try to do it in our own strength.
This is not a new struggle. I think of Moses who doubted God’s power and capacity. The Lord had
to remind Him how big He really was.
“The Lord said to Moses,
Has the Lord’s hand (His ability and power) become short (thwarted and inadequate)?
You shall see now whether My word shall come to pass for you or not.”
Your “impossible” situation may seem like a Mount Everest standing in your way but remember
there is nothing too big for God to handle.
Bring your fears, your anxiety, and your worries to Him. Put all your hope in Him.
There is nothing too hard for Him!
Bless you, friends…
“The Lord made a promise to David.
It was a sure promise that He will not take back.
He promised, “I will make one of your descendants rule as king after you.”
Happy new year to you, friends! I hope you had a great holiday and are ready to continue walking
with God in this new year. God has done so much already and in this new year, He will
continue the work He started all those years ago. He has so much more in store for you.
It’s good to be back writing and I am expectant about what God has in store this year.
God’s promises to us are sure. He doesn’t take back what He has promised. He doesn’t change
His mind. When He promises, it comes to pass. When God promised David he would have
a son to rule when he died God is the one who brought it to pass in spite of David’s failings and weaknesses.
(remember the mess with Bathsheba)
If we are relying on our own abilities and strength to receive God’s promises then we have missed it.
He wants us to look to Him, to rely on Him. He is faithful to fulfill the things He promised us.
So as we go through the new year let’s remember His promises to us are sure.
There is no “maybe” or “might” attached to His promises. They are sure and that’s enough for us.
Enjoy your weekend friends.
“[Those aboard] mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the deeps;
their courage melts away because of their plight.
They reel to and fro and stagger like a drunken man and are at their wits end [all their
wisdom has come to nothing].
Then they cry to the Lord in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses.”
“Their courage melts away because of their plight”
I can understand that. Life throws things that have the potential to melt away your
courage. It can throw things that render you hopeless and weak.
Situations that leave you clueless and powerless.
But what I want to look at and discus is how you deal with those situations. There will always
be giants stronger than us. We will always be faced with hard things that we don’t have answers to.
But knowing how to deal with those situations will make all the difference.
Psalm 107:23 paints a vivid picture for us. There were sailors out at sea and a storm
arose. The sailors knew a lot about the sea and you would expect that knowledge would help them,
but it didn’t. Their wisdom came to nothing. With all their experience and knowledge there was
nothing they could do. They didn’t have answers.
All hope they had of being saved was crushed. Their courage was lost.
But things turned around because of one thing and one thing alone, God. Their situation turned around
not because they were skilled, not because they were sailors and had tons of experience, and not because
of their strength.
When they cried out to God in their trouble He heard and saved them. The bible says it this way,
“Then they cry to the Lord in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses.”
When you are at your wits end, when your courage is lost because of the enormity of the
storm cry out to God. He doesn’t expect you to deal with the storm by yourself. He expects you to call Him.
He expects you to trust Him in the fiercest of storms.
When the sailors cried out to God, He delivered them from their distress.
What are you going through today? What trouble are you facing?
Has your courage gone because of your plight? Is your hope lost?
Don’t lose heart in the storm.
God is with you and He will carry you through.
Bless you friends