SELAH Daily Devotions!

“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour…Fear not: for I am with thee” Isaiah 43:2-3, 5

Over the past several years, there have been many versions of the infamous prose, Foot Prints inThe Sand. The original poem was written by Mary Stevens in 1939. Yet, these verses continue to touch our hearts on so many different levels, causing us to wholeheartedly concur with Ms. Stevens reflections with a resounding …Ugotdatright!

In retrospect, it seemed as if the worst of times were in fact the times I felt the most alone!

Isolation! It’s one of the enemy’s favorite weapons to use against God’s children. It doesn’t matter whether you’re sitting quietly by yourself or amidst a large gathering of people, we can still be intimidated by a demonic spirit called ‘isolation’.

Satan, a notoriusly skillful, subtle, ingenious, crafty and deceitful enemy,  waits patiently seeking to ensnare those who are either unaware of or perhaps have become insensitive to his tactics. At the most opportune time, he strikes swiftly invading our minds and emotions with carefully selected thoughts, feelings and progressive suggestions designed to persuade us that “no one cares about me; no one really understands what I’m going through, no one really understands me; shucks… I might as well stay by myself.”

But! Remember, the devil is still a liar! The devil knows quite well, that since you’ve invited Christ Jesus into your life, you are never by yourself; however that doesn’t keep him from working overtime to convince you that even if that’s true, it doesn’t mean it’s true for you!

One of many benefits of our Heritage Plan of The Most High God, is direct-access to Divine Power to shift the atmospheric conditions of our environment. It’s called prayer! So even if our circumstances  seem to appear as if God has abandoned you—just when you need Him the most—we have an inner witness, Holy Spirit, to assure us that if we would simply call on Jesus, He shows up right where we need Him to be, under-girding us with His Comforting Presence, Boundless Mercy and Infinite Strength and Power!

This is the confidence that every believer has in The Covenant Keeping God.

Faced with intimidating threats, fiery darts of persecution or apparently overwhelming furnaces of afflictions? Remember, you can relax, rest upon His Reliable Arms, fully assured that He is well able to carry us through every situation.

As you yield your hearts and entrust  your circumstances to Him, you have this assurance; even at our weakest, we are always connected to The Very Present Help and Everlasting Hope—Jesus!



“Have a WONDER-FILLED day!”

 Ann Caffee

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