Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills
“Are You Sick & Tired Of Being Just Sick & Tired?”
Does it seem that everything is getting worse before it ever starts to get better? Well, often you are not alone. Then what are you to do in the middle of a stressed out situation?
We are given a great insight from God in the story recorded in 1st Samuel 30:6 NASB. It says, “Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.”
David and his 600 mighty men had gone off to war, leaving their village unprotected, and in their absence the Amalekites ravaged their homes, kidnapped their families and stole their cattle and belongings. Then upon their return and discovery, his troops being overcome with grief, began to murmur and spoke of mutiny against him.
But, in the very midst of this horrific situation, David encouraged himself in the Lord and set his face to seek direction and help from his maker.
He encouraged himself by getting before the presence of God, while standing on the promises of God and praised God for His faithfulness in keeping His Word. He remembered his covenant relation to God, and he remembered the grace, mercy, and the goodness of God throughout his past experiences. So, he fully hoped and believed that God would appear for him in some way or another, and once again work salvation for him.
David called for the Ephod, the priestly garments to be brought in front of his face, which signified the anointing and the presence of God. Then he sought the will of God, knowing that the person making an inquiry always placed the matter before God in prayer and then would receive an answer from God. Shortly thereafter, David received a Word from The Lord that led to a full victory, recovery and even greater blessings in their lives.
We on today, should open up The Word of God and cry out, “Lord direct me in this matter in which I know not what to do,” for He knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and how to handle every adverse circumstance, negative situation or painful condition that’s ever before you.
Today, believers have the indwelling presence of The Holy Spirit and He’s there to help you, so you must learn to tap into or extract down from Him by seeking God’s face and trusting in the promises from our Lord Jesus Christ.
Listening to some good inspiring music, hearing some good gospel teaching and preaching, and then surrounding yourself with positive, spiritual and anointed influences always helps to breakout of any downward and negative mood swings, discouragement or depression and helps bring healing and inspiration to our souls.
As you meditate on Him and His Word and give Christ the praise, He will always direct and lead you in the ways that you should go towards having blessed results.
THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!
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