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“Are You Aware That God Grants You The Power To Go On?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Are You Aware That God Grants You The Power To Go On?”

As I sat in church yesterday, gazing around the assembly, this wonderful couple suddenly caught my attention.  As my eyes  became fixed upon their smiling and radiating faces during worship, The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart and said, “They are trusting Me for the power to go on.”

As I meditated on His Words, I began to reflect upon their severe struggles and tragic experiences:  Their two young children were killed in a plane crash, then later the wife suffered a massive stroke, leaving her with a length period of hospitalization and physical therapy.   As she’s trying to regain and manage her ability to walk and maneuver, she received more bad news from her doctor, the diagnosis of cancer and is now undergoing chemotherapy.

Her faithful and loving husband, has never left her side other than to attend church services, then he would immediately return back to her bedside.   Once she was able to come to church, being pushed in a wheelchair, her husband lovingly ushers her in to be blessed by The Word of God and loved on by the other saints in the church.

This wonderful couple is one of the “unsung heroes of faith.”  For through it all, they have not lost their faith and are still looking to Jesus Christ as their Lord.

Many people think that they have reasons to complain or find fault with God because of adverse circumstances, negative situations or painful conditions.  But, we must learn to trust God daily for our strength, provisions, His intervention and His Grace.

Suddenly, I remembered the Old Testament story about King Asa….

2 Chronicles 14: 11 NLT says, “Then Asa cried out to the LORD his God, “O LORD, no one but you can help the powerless against the mighty!  Help us, O LORD our God, for we trust in you alone. It is in your name that we have come against this vast horde. O LORD, you are our God; do not let mere men prevail against you!”

King Asa, David’s great-grandson, was sitting on the throne of Judah. Because he had eliminated idolatry from within Judah, God gave the land peace.  Suddenly, after many years of peace, a foreign army, which was greater in numbers and equipment rose up and came against them.

After he set his troops in order, he fell down on his knees and prayed to God.  Asa’s prayer contained the essence of a believer’s attitude whenever threatening dangers or conflicts arise in our lives. 

While Asa’s prayer is short, his cries are the real language of faith and reveal his expectation from God.  No matter what life throws at us or the devil brings against us, we must trust God to be our refuge and rest in Him and the promises of His Word.   Often we must endure a variety of hardships while standing, but we must continue to look and depend on our Lord.

While we may not be able to always choose what will happen to us in life, we always are in control of the attitude that we will take towards the things that do happen.

King Asa chose to never give up and God intervened.  And just like the earlier couple in this report, against all odds, they are still standing in faith on God’s Word, trusting God for their daily strength, enduring many different hardships, taking it one day at a time, while yet rejoicing in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Never give up on trusting in God.  Allow Christ to grant you the power to go on, for His Grace is more than sufficient to see you through.

 

“Are You Stuck In A Rut And Don’t Know What To Do?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Are You Stuck In A Rut And Don’t Know What To Do?”

God wants to broaden your horizons and take you from the “old and familiar” to a brand new level, but have you become so fearful or so comfortable that you are afraid of change?

The Holy Spirit declared through The Apostle Paul in Romans 12: 2 NASB, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Two of the greatest enemies of believers today are fear of change and conformity to this world.  Fear of stepping out of your familiar or comfort zone or being  overwhelmed with earthly things instead of renewing your mind in God’s Word and walking in the Spirit, keeps you operating in the flesh and prevents you from being effective.

What you need most is to experience the joy of The Lord.  Aren’t you aware that the darkness that surrounds you is not greater than the light that’s within you?

Many have allowed their pessimistic or negative attitude to poison their entire demeanor and outlook, but The Lord desires to change your thinking.

The word “Mind” is used 95 times in The Holy Bible which simply means the place of consciousness, perception, understanding, feeling, judging, reasoning, determining, and choosing.  It’s the place where our thoughts are born, reside, and then become action.  From that point our character is forged, shaped, and outwardly manifested.

Once a sinner has been saved by Christ Jesus, it’s here that God wants to impact, renew, and fill you with His Word that you might not sin against Him, grow in faith, learn to walk in the power of The Holy Spirit of God and impact lives that surround you.

The mind is the heart, soul, and center of your personality, decision making, and your every action.  Again, it is here that Christ wants to influence, but this responsibility is yours because faith comes by hearing and is developed, nurtured, and then becomes stronger through the consistent renewing of your mind in His Word.

The work of The Holy Spirit first begins in the understanding, then His Word affects our will, affections, conversation, and actions until there is a change of the whole being into the image of Christ in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness.  One cannot live godly unless there is a giving up of one’s self to Christ Jesus.

There’s no other way for this to happen.  There are no shortcuts that you can take.  Reading, studying, and meditating in His Word is you spending time in His Presence, receiving inspiration directly from Him.

Through disciplined reading, studying, meditating, and praying in the Holy Scriptures, several things will begin to happen within and around you.  You’ll begin to erase Satan’s false and negative programming of your fleshy mind, thereby crushing the devil’s control ability over you and your surroundings.

Through the ongoing studying of The Bible, you’ll increase your ability to obey God.  Obedience is your key to the intimate, supernatural, divine, and miraculous hand of God moving in your life and orchestrating in your affairs.

It’s through the studying of God’s Word that you’ll see yourself being set free from all past guilt and condemnation.  Then you’ll also be able to eliminate the success and effectiveness of their demonic attacks, entrapments and deceptions.

Through the renewing of your mind in God’s Word, you’ll receive guidance and direction for your life and walk in the anointing of The Holy Spirit of God.   There’s just so much more to the heavenly riches that are in Christ Jesus to all that will follow Him.

The Lord desires to flood your heart with His joy and change your outlook on everything around you.  Many desire and want this, but are you first willing to trust Him?

“Are You Longing For A Change But One Doesn’t Appear Anywhere In Sight?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Are You Longing For A Change But One Doesn’t Appear Anywhere In Sight?”

I began conversing with a woman that I knew was experiencing hard times when suddenly she looked at me and out of anguish said, “I am still waiting for my ship to come in!”   So, to lighten the moment, I jokingly replied, “It did, but it sank in the harbor!   So, if you want your stuff you’ll have to dive down to get it and I’ll help you.”  This brought great laughter to her depressed and discouraged face.

Longing for a change, something better or different always seems to be a driving factor in our lives, with disappointments running a close second in the race.  However, the Bible offers us more than a theology for overcoming a variety of situations.

Psalms 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

During any “soul-shaking” experience, in the midst of the worst of times, we are helpless without Christ.  It’s during these encounters or attacks that HE IS our fortitude, salvation, deliverance, guidance, comfort and help even in our darkest hour.   Do you believe this?

God is our source to flee to for safety, strength, shelter, aid and assistance despite any danger, trouble or even weakness that may come our way.  HE IS the strength for our hearts under the greatest of trials and our “way out of no way” from every enemy that surrounds us.  Again, do you believe this?

The words “Present Help” reveals that HE IS the proven, powerful, effectual, reliable and faithful ONE.  HE ALONE makes the difference because of who HE IS and the grace that He loves to demonstrate in the lives of those that trust Him and confess Him before all others.

The word “Trouble” identifies all that will come upon us which will bring sorrow, anxiety, discouragement, broken-heartedness and grief.

God is the God of all comfort and He has a lengthy and faithful history of divinely intervening and orchestrating in our affairs.  Now is NOT the time to give up on God because HE HAS NOT given up on you.

While the gospel is the Good News to the world, too much Christian teaching today seems to be a little more than positivism plastered with religious jargon or clichés. We must cease preaching “faith in our faith” and recover the distinctive ability to have faith in THE LIVING CHRIST and His atoning work, walk in obedience to the scriptures and listen to the voice of The Holy Spirit.

Remember that Christ IS THE LORD OF YOUR BREAKTHROUGH, so you do not  have anything to fear!

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

“What Are The Blessings Of Going Through Tough Situations?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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 What Are The Blessings Of Going Through Tough Situations?”

Genesis 46:26 NIV says, “All those who went to Egypt with Jacob–those who were his direct descendants, not counting his sons’ wives–numbered sixty-six persons.”

All the souls that went with Jacob into Egypt, “that came out of his loins,” were eleven sons, one daughter, fifty grandchildren, and four great-grandsons; in all, sixty-six. Jacob, Joseph and his two sons, are four.  So all the souls belonging to the family of Jacob which went into Egypt were seventy.

So, Why Is This So Important To Us And What Is God Saying To Us Today Through This Scripture?

God expressed this account with remarkable details.  When you consider the historical and Biblical fact that only 70 souls went into Egypt and nearly 2 million came out under the leadership of Moses 400 years later, you must pay attention to the blessings and the power of God.

It was now 215 years since God had promised Abraham to make of him a great nation, but now his descendants had only numbered 70 souls.  God now is preparing to increase this family of 70 into a vast multitude called the nation of Israel.

They entered into a foreign land and after a few brief generations, were left to experience harsh servitude and slavery. But, they continued to multiply as they held on their faith in the promise of God to return them back to their promised land.

The main though here is that while going through adverse circumstances, negative situations or painful conditions, God’s people still can grow, multiply, increase and flourish through faith in God.

Circumstances may not always be the very best that you would hope for, but remember, for believers – “This world is the only hell that you’ll ever know or experience.  And, you don’t have to look like the hell that you’re going through.”

So, don’t be moved by any tough experiences, be moved by the power and the grace of God.  Realize that the tough situations have drawn you closer to your God and have matured you in faith.  Great strength and blessings always come out of tough struggles and experiences.

Finally, remember that a day is coming “When He shall appear, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.  And every man that has this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.” (1 John 3: 2-3)

So be strong in The Lord, trust in our Redeemer, stand up tall in faith and know that His promises are yet “yea and AMEN.”   Believe that He still answers prayer and is able to supernaturally orchestrate in your life for His glory and ultimately for your best through Christ Jesus, AMEN.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

 

“Can You Name A Time That I Ever Failed To Answer Your Prayers?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Can You Name A Time That I Ever Failed To Answer Your Prayers?”

While lying on the floor crying out to God, with tears streaming down my face, these were the distinguishing words that I clearly heard The Holy Spirit speak to me as I was going one of the most heart-wrenching periods in my life years ago. 

While the words seemed audible and brought hope, it also left me briefly baffled until I began to reflect back and began to count His many blessings.  The more I recalled, the more I sensed His awesome presence with me because I had truly stood before some great mountains before, but only His Grace could have brought me through. 

Then I remembered reading in 2 Chronicles 20: 1-30 of the dramatic story King Jehoshaphat and the nation of Judah being invaded by an army made up of different nations, numbering a greater multitude with a better military and weapons.   

After the king heard the report, he gathered all his citizens and together they sought the face of God and prayed, recalling many of the past blessings from the mighty hand of God.  Then in the midst of their prayer, God spoke through a prophet giving them instructions not to fight, but only to behold the deliverance to be wrought by the Lord.

So, as King Jehoshaphat took his people and marched out to the mountains that were surrounding the battlefield, 2 Chronicles 20:22 NIV says,As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.”

As Judah began to sing and to praise The Lord, suddenly, in the camp below which was composed of the different nations, the Lord began to move and jealousies and animosities began to spring up, which led to widespread dissension and fierce feuds.   Each tribe then rose up and drew the sword against each another, mutually destroying each other.  The spoils which were left were so great that it took the people of Judah 3 days to carry away all the goods that were there.

This all came as a result of them realizing that the battle was not theirs, but the Lord’s, and their remembering just how gracious He had been to them.

Well, what about your life or your family?  Has He ever touched, strengthened, or wonderfully healed before?   Have you ever previously experienced a financial hardship that seemed impossible until God’s grace opened up a door for you?  Has He ever made a way out of no way for you before?

Then you too should realize that He hasn’t brought you this far to leave you.  So, lift up your voice in praise and allow joy to pierce through the surrounding darkness.  Realize that Our Heavenly Father that loves us is far greater than anything that we could ever encounter or experience. Remember that the key towards experiencing the miraculous is only through obedience to His Word, in praising His Wonderful name and being led by His Holy Spirit.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

“What Kind Of Messiah Are You Trusting In?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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What Kind Of Messiah Are You Trusting In?”

Are you experiencing a heart-wrenching situation and your emotions have left you feeling as if you’re dealing with a resuscitated, weak, emaciated, skinny Jesus, streaming blood, in need of assistance from the tomb instead of a resurrected, powerful, almighty and ascended Lord?

So many today are not walking as if their lives exemplify the power of the risen Christ, or that they’ve been delivered from sin, filled with His Spirit, walking in the favor of God or living a victorious Christian life by standing on His Word.

So, what kind of messiah are you looking for?  What kind of messiah are you trusting in?

Is your religious experience just a matter of accepting some intellectual devised rules, organized traditions and social values as you gather with other like-minded friends on Sunday mornings?  Or do you really believe that He has risen and is alive forever more? 

In John chapter 20, after the crucifixion of Jesus, early on that Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene came to anoint the body of Jesus with spices but found that the stone had been rolled away from in front of the tomb.

As she pondered what had happened, even after seeing and hearing from two angels and seeing Jesus, her heart was still filled with dismay.

John 20:15 NIV says, “Jesus asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?  Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

To console her weeping, he tenderly asked her those two questions, which were the first words of the risen Jesus, for Mark tells us, “He appeared first of all to Mary of Magdala.”

Overwhelmed with grief, preoccupied with sorrow, confused by her perception, weeping the loss of His missing body and her face filled with a river of tears, she thought him to be the gardener.  She thought him to be the caretaker of the grounds perhaps who had been with Joseph of Arimathaea when His body was laid and sealed in that tomb.

Filled with terrifying grief, she had no notion of the Resurrection.  She was utterly overcome with one bitter and cruel thought.  That the sacred body, of which she had come to anoint, was gone and had be stolen.

Her passionate burst revealed her ongoing love for her savior, for her mind was still fixed on the fact that His body had be taken.  So she pled for an act of kindness to be demonstrated and told him that she would move His body away.

You cannot help but be touched by her love at this point.  When Jesus was crucified, he was in the prime of His life at 33 years of age, a strong figure of a young man.  Upon His burial perhaps several additional pounds of spices had been added to the weight of His body.  Yet Mary, as small and frail as she was, thought nothing less than carrying him away with her if he would show her where the body has been moved.

Then, just like in the story of Joseph in Genesis 45:1, our risen savior Jesus Christ could no longer restrain Himself and made Himself known to her.

Christ always reveals Himself to those that earnestly seek Him.  Are you aware that the hardest spots in life can also become the place of new revelation or a new beginning?

The key towards overcoming fear, conquering obstacles and moving beyond your wounded past is in coming to know and maintaining intimate fellowship the Risen Messiah, Christ Jesus.  Then you’ll realize and experience His presence, love and awesome power through His Word and Holy Spirit in your life and circumstances.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

“Do You Want To See A Change In Your Situation?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

 

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Do You Want To See A Change In Your Situation?”

 

Despite what you see on your local news, wonderful things are happening today as the gospel is being preached throughout the world.  Yet while we are on the brink of even greater breakthroughs in world evangelism, too many people are like the crippled man at the side of the pool of Bethesda in the 5th chapter of the book of John.

 

They’re hopelessly lying by the wayside discouraged, bleeding, shipwrecked and immobilized in a sinful state, negative situation or painful condition, not knowing the love, grace and power of God.

 

In John 5:1-16, we are given the story of this man’s miraculous healing by Jesus Christ as he first laid there in that demoralizing and heart-wrenching condition.  After Jesus came on the scene, he asked the man, Do you want to be made whole?”

 

Just as the man tried to explain his present circumstances, Jesus immediately took authority over his painful and miserable status and changed his entire situation by speaking His Word.

 

Today, Christ is asking you the same question.  But this time, He’s not just passing by, He’s seeking people out, trying to gain their attention, moving by His Holy Spirit and letting people everywhere know that God has always had their best interest in His heart. 

 

Yes, His eyes are now even set on you.   He’s here to heal your brokenness through His same Word that He spoke to that crippled man lying hopelessly by the side of that pool.

 

Are you ready to hear and listen to His voice?  Are you ready to recover your lost dreams and arise from that negative situation?  Are you ready to see things change in your life?  Are you ready to turn and LIVE?

 

Whether your hope or longing is for restored usefulness, to have another chance or a new opportunity to have a fresh beginning, or to have a restored home or a new future, The Holy Spirit of God wants you to realize that you can “LIVE AGAIN.” And Christ is now commanding you to “Rise, take up your bed and walk!”  

 

It all begins with you starting right where you are, making a clear and conscious decision to begin taking God at His Word, professing faith in Jesus Christ and walking in obedience as you’re led by The Holy Spirit of God.

 

It is God’s Will for your life to be governed by His Word and Spirit as you journey through this world.  It’s God’s Will for His Authority to reign in your life.

 

Hear and receive His command, arise in THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST!  Believe the words of Christ, then take and use the authority that He’s given, you in His name, over the situation that has brought you discouragement and pain.

 

Rise above and look beyond the place of misery, discouragement and defeat and now walk forward in faith by His Grace.  He wants to lift you so you can lift and encourage others.  Will you except God’s new plan for your life?

 

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

 

“Can You See The Light At The End Of The Tunnel?”

Today’s Daily Devotional  from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Can You See The Light At The End Of The Tunnel?”

Why does it is easier to see God in the brightness of a beautiful glorious day than it is to trust Him in the darkness of a cold stormy night?  Is He not the same?  Of course He is!

While many begin questioning God and are busy trying to understand why God allows storms and heartache in their lives, our focus should not be on the “WHY” but on Christ Himself, His love, His word, His power and what He can do in our midst.

Although it may appear that you’re being pushed to the limit, the pain, struggles, heartaches and attacks that you’re presently experiencing are in your life to mature your faith and mold you into greatness. For Christ has not forgotten or forsaken you and soon your weeping will turn to joy.

For one of the most comforting verses in all of scripture is found in Matthew 12:20 NIV which says, “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory.”

What is more weak, delicate or feeble than a cracked reed or a wick barely flickering, about to go out?  Even though these characteristics may be used to describe something as useless, it’s more descriptive of His compassion towards us in our weakest hour, state or condition.

A bruised reed depicts those who have been oppressed, beaten up, beaten down, severely wounded and even left for dead by the effects in this sinful world. They are broken by life, damaged in their hearts and minds, and are experiencing helplessness and hopelessness in their present situation.  They are in need of a fresh revelation, a new beginning, with renewed comfort, strength, guidance, stability and victory in their life.

A smoldering wick refers to the wick of an oil lamp or a candle where the flame is exhausted, barely flickering, dying but not yet completely vanquished or dead.

The compassion of Christ is such that He binds up broken hearts, heals wounds, restores and comforts to them back to fullness of life.  For God has promised that He will not neglect, break, be cruel or destroy you, but will forgive, heal, pardon and give new life to all those that trust Him and call on His name.  He will not allow your hope to become extinguished and your faith to become extinct.

Christ will graciously blow His grace upon the smoldering sparks, re-igniting it into a full fiery blaze and never leave you alone until your journey or work has been completed here on earth.   Under the anointing and influence of His Holy Spirit, He will strengthen you onward, making you more than a conqueror over the enemy, until He takes you home.

Yes, not only is there a light at the end of the tunnel for you, but as you look to Jesus, HE IS THE EVER PRESENT LIGHT that is with you no matter how great the darkness surrounding you. And no darkness can or will ever overcome Him.

THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

“Are You Resting In The Lord’s Divine Arms?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Are You Resting In The Lord’s Divine Arms?”

 

Even during the very worst of times, the spiritual lives of those who trust The Lord are divinely watched over and protected by The Grace of our Lord. 

Though at times it may physically appear that you’ve been cast down, you shall not be destroyed by the adverse temptations, vicious attacks, negative situations or painful conditions that have been orchestrated and sent by the forces of darkness.

God’s Word and Grace have given and still promises today’s  believers great security in our lives as we go through the midst of dangers, trials and tribulations. 

Psalm 46: 1 wonderfully reminds us that, “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.”

How wonderful it is to know that His gracious and glorious presence “MAKES THE DIFFERENCE” as we go through the toughest of times. 

Whether you’re experiencing painful sickness, heart-wrenching financial lack, dealing with abusiveness, or any other type of tormenting anguish that’s trying your soul, it’s wonderful to know that “GOD IS OUR HELP.”

Through Jesus Christ, we have been made more than conquerors against all attacking enemies sent by Satan’s hand.  We have God’s Divine Assurance that HE IS WITH US, THAT HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US, NEVER FORSAKE US AND HE WILL BE OUR DAILY STRENGTH AND CONSTANT FRIEND.

Can we find one more greater than Him?  Run to Him for comfort and safety.  Take shelter under His Wings.  Allow Him to be your fortress or high tower of protection.  When you’re feeling weak, defenseless, tired and overwhelmed allow Him to be your source of strength.   When you’re feeling confused and uncertain, permit Him to give you wisdom from on high. 

For HE IS a very present help, which means HE IS our aid, assistance, helper, savior, deliverer, healer, provider, way-maker, teacher and much more. 

Through Him, many battles have been won, the weak have been made strong, the sick have been healed, closed doors have been opened, needs have been supplied and met, as His amazing Grace and loving presence have been the source of many blessings and victorious outcomes.

Our Lord has a proven, faithful and lengthy history of being there and making the difference in the lives of believers when facing troubling anxiety or going through heart breaking sorrow.  Realize that you have not been brought this far on your own nor to be left alone.

Therefore, rely on Him and have faith in Christ Jesus.

 

 

Daily Devotional – “Where Do I Go From Here?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Where Do I Go From Here?”

Sometimes as you go through life, you may have to begin a brand new chapter in your journal by starting all over again. 

Initially you may also be filled with questions, anxieties or uncertainties after being overwhelmed by the things that have happened around you.  But, then you’ll have to learn how to proceed from that place of unhappiness or devastation.

This may occur after experiencing the death of a loved one, after a divorce, a job layoff, the foreclosure of a cherished home full of precious memories, after being faced with a long ranged road of recovery from an unforeseen sickness, an abusive situation or an addiction of chemical dependency.  It may even come after a heart-wrenching decision to depart from a church you’ve been in for years and not being clear as to where you’re going next.

While God doesn’t promise to immediately unravel or resolve every one of our problems, He does instruct, encourage and expect us to place our full confidence in Him, for He says in His Word that The Just Shall Live By Faith.” (Habakkuk 2:4) 

The Prophet Habakkuk became perplexed, and began to wonder, complain and ask God questions regarding the things that were happening during his day.  Just like many today, he wanted to know:  “Why are the wicked prospering?    Why is God allowing such horrific and sinful crimes to go on?   Why does it seem as if God is silent during these evil times?  And why is God destroying the less evil nation of Judah by permitting a much more wicked nation, like Babylon, to conquer them?” 

Finally, in the very midst of all the confusion and difficulties, Habakkuk went up to the watchtower to get alone with God.  There, after praying, he learned to listen to God and hear His answers.  It was there that God revealed to him His ultimate plan for His people.

When a nation turns it’s face from God, it’s rebellion or sin will be judged.  So God revealed to the prophet that He was going to use Babylon to afflict Judah but Babylon’s turn would then come and be blotted out.  But God, in His infinite wisdom and love, would remember His people and give to those that repented and sought His face, a more glorious future.

The inspiration, insight and revelation that Habakkuk received from The Lord was so great, that he began to shout a special song of praise and place his total trust in God, despite what was yet occurring around him. (Read Habakkuk 3:17-19)

He realized that “today” is just a small part of God’s eternal plan and that “All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His Purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

You too must come to realize that in the midst of every tribulation and in the darkness of every storm filled with misery, it’s through faith in Christ and standing firm on God’s promises that we will find ourselves being sustained, comforted and strengthened by His Holy Spirit.  So, know that whatever you’re going through today, THIS TOO SHALL PASS!!!

Whenever you’re tossed, perplexed and being overwhelmed by the circumstances around you, remember God’s precious promises to you that are in His Word.   For our hope is anchored in Christ. 

Observe, adhere to and obey the answers given in His Word, which are anointed and made alive through The Holy Spirit of God.  Then will you hear what Christ has to say to you in every situation.

Habakkuk learned and prophesied that those who wait to hear His Voice will not be disappointed.  Though the answer may seem as if it’s being deferred, it will come and be made abundantly clear as  you wait on The Lord.

Just like a shipwrecked survivor will cling to a life preserver, we too must hold fast to God’s Living Promises for He alone is Our Salvation, Security, Protector and Deliverer.  Neither Christ nor His Word is confined, limited or powerless to hard times, adverse circumstances, negative situations, painful conditions or the demonic activity that surrounds us.

Then at the very end of our road, we shall find our  great eternal reward through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.