SELAH Daily Devotions!
The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.
I’ve heard that some scholarly skeptics, after critiquing the Holy Bible, conclude ‘how can they be taken in by this foolishness, considering that The Word of God appears to contradict itself!’ But! The devil is still a liar! The Word of God emphatically states that, the secret things of God are sacred and cannot be discerned by the carnal mind. (Ref. Deuteronomy 29:29) Oh, there’s no denying that we’re often challenged by circumstances and situations that appear to be totally contrary to the promises of God!
And yes, it’s difficult to hear that still small voice of comfort and reassurance, amidst the boisterous tempest of compelling circumstances! We’ve all had those periods where our experiences challenge our expectations. Yet, hope compels us to stand firm being confident in this sure thing! God is not a liar and God is yet faithful! Remember, if God did not hold back the sacrifice of His Only Begotten Son, the very best He had to offer, then how shall He not deliver you from the snare of the adversary again, and again!
Perhaps, today, it seems as if God has forgotten you or at least miscalculated just how much you can actually bear. But He has not! He is Alpha and Omega! He planned every episode of your entire life from the end to the beginning. Sometimes, it may seem like you’re not even on the winning team, huh? But rest assured, Beloved! God has decreed that though your beginnings appear humble now, and your problems seem to be overwhelming…..your Deliverer is about to arouse Himself to restore you to your rightful place. Everything you’re going through is a sure sign that you’re being positioned for purpose. (Ref. Mark 10:30)
Jesus is not impressed nor is He ever moved by anything that Satan is trying to do in your life! He already dealt with him on Calvary! Remember, Jesus said, ‘IT IS FINISHED’! If God said it, He shall do it; if God spoke it, it shall come to pass. His thoughts toward you are for good and not for evil and your future is brighter, joyful and more prosperous than you could ever imagine!
My precious saints, wait patiently on your God! He is the same God who came through for you in the past! He’s already proven His Faithfulness. He’s already proven that He is worthy of your trust! He’ll do it again too!
Don’t focus on the contradictory circumstantial evidence, but continue to look to the Almighty God knowing that not only is He your sufficiency HE IS YOUR SOURCE! (Ref. James 1:17-21)
Don’t take the enemy’s bait. Never allow your past experiences nor present conditions to determine your future destination! The Promises of God supersede and overrule every apparent contradiction! It ain’t what it looks like! CONTRADICTIONS, huh?
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!