“Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day; For surely there is a hereafter, And your hope will not be cut off.”
Proverbs 23:17-18 NKJV
It’s so easy to look at others prospering and seeing things seeming to go well for them. And you find that they’re not even believers. Remember wide is the gate & broad is the way that leads to destruction and many are found there (Matthew 7:13).
The word says let not your heart envy such. Instead be enthusiastic and devoted to your relationship with your Maker all the day. Continue thinking and conversing with Him regarding issues that concerns you.
The truth is there is indeed a hereafter, we are all eternal beings and life here on earth is only temporary. Our hope in the Lord Jesus will not be cut off in anyway.
Yes, narrow & difficult is the way that leads to life & few are found in that (Matthew 7:14). However, us who are in Christ will be greatly comforted, and know eternal peace, joy and rest with our Heavenly Father.
“I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me In righteousness and justice, In lovingkindness and mercy;”
Hosea 2:19 NKJV
Many seek relationships that are trustworthy and true. To have a person or people that is/ are reliable and compassionate. A new covenant of grace offers that to us through our faith in Jesus.
Today the Lord gives us a promise that He will betroth us to Him forever, to eternity. The word betroth is engaged (to be married), promised, pledged or contracted. He gives a promise that He will be that One whom you will be one with.
You know that one person you go to when unsure about a decision you have to take, when you are down and you need encouragement or when you are grateful and celebrating a positive outcome you had? That’s who He is in our lives and we even experience that in our loved ones. He reflects that compassion and kindness through them to us.
He says in righteousness and justice we are one with Him. He justifies us and in Him we are righteous forever. Be open to Him about your concerns and wishes, He is for you and not against you. He is the One who will always be there at all times with open arms of love and mercy.
“Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.””
John 13:7 NKJV
There could be things that are happening in your life that are contrary to the promises that you received from the Lord. Perhaps delays that you don’t really appreciate.
The Master of time knows what He is doing in and around your life. Just like a child who awaits for the promised gift that seem to delay from the parent… yet the parent knows that for sure s/he will provide it as promised.
Can you trust today? Trust even if some of it does not make sense. He says ‘you don’t understand now what He is doing, but you will know after’, why the delay or why things happened this/ that way.
Beloved, you are not forgotten in any way. What the Lord is doing is in your best interest. Know that delay does not mean denial. When the appointed time comes, it shall happen and it will be a blessing that exceeds your expectation.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.””
Joshua 1:9 NKJV
There are lot of opportunities and open paths for us in this journey. When you have a dream inside you, let not fear hold you back. Refuse to let obstacles of whatever nature to intimidate you.
The saying that: ‘fortune favors the brave’ is so true. For when you are fearless, the sky is the limit. Push through for what you desire. Set goals & work diligently towards reaching them.
“Be strong”, the word says. It means it might not be easy, hence you will need strength. Strength is your portion, you will make it for sure.
For all things are possible if you believe. Be bold about what you want. You are greater than what you think. Be courageous for the Lord is there with you, to make you realize that dream that He put in your heart.
“Those who will bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause the captives of the land to return as at the first,’ says the LORD.” Jeremiah 33:11 NKJV
Are you standing in the gap and praying for a loved one who has gone astray? Or perhaps someone whom you feel is not at their best but should be at the right place?
The word today is that the Lord has heard your prayers and He says, “Offer a sacrifice of praise unto Me.” “Give Me thanksgiving in advance for what you have been praying for.” For He is about to answer that prayer request.
Giving thanks in advance is an act of faith, in essence, you are saying to Him, ‘I trust and know you have already done it.’ It’s a sacrifice because physically you don’t experience it but you are propelling it through praise. That He is good and His mercy endures forever.
The word is saying for He will cause the captive of the land to return as at the first. That loved one that seems to be lost or troubled, the Lord is the One who will cause him/ her to come back as at the first, just as they were before they left or before they went astray. He surely will do it, His name is Truth and Faithful!
“Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.” Psalms 139:12 NKJV
We belong to a God that created all that is. The heavens and the earth, the seas, the universe and galaxies were made by Him. He created light and He Himself is light.
You might be going through a season that is unpleasant & it seems dark. I encourage you that you, as the son of the light, you will see light even in that darkness. For as we are in Him, whom darkness is like light to Him… we are not consumed by that season of darkness but His light upholds us.
Perhaps, you might find there are things happening around you and you might be in the dark regarding those matters. Hear me when I say, He will not let you be in darkness regarding those. He will reveal them and they will come to light.
How awesome is Jesus, the light of the world… that nothing can be hidden from Him. Even evil done to you He sees it and as He is a vindicator, He will surely come through for you.
“So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.”
1 Peter 5:6 NLT
There are times when the Lord will lead you to do things that you are not necessarily keen to do. He will not force you in any way, but He will put it in your heart to do it.
It could be to go make peace with people that have hurt you or to stay in an uncomfortable place a little while, or even a change of your plans for something totally different.
To obey Him by putting your desires & views aside takes humility, and requires trust from you. Do you trust Him enough to know that He’s got your best interest at heart? Are you humble enough to do it His way instead?
Because as you humble yourself in this things, honor will sure follow. The word says: the reward of humility and the reverence of the LORD are riches, honor and life, Proverbs 22:4.
It shall not be in vain that you choose His way, for at the right time He will surely reward you for it. He shall honor you.
“Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.”
Jeremiah 33:6 NKJV
For all that you have been through or might still be going through that’s unpleasant & painful. Be it a loss, sickness, or some kind of trauma; you are not going to be left in that state.
Our Lord Jesus is bringing healing and health in that area of need. You will no longer experience the pain or suffering you did.
He promises not only to heal but to reveal to you peace in abundance, like no other. That’s one of the most important things a soul needs on this earth, peace. You shall have it in abundance, in limitless measure.
You shall also have abundance of truth. The truth that your Heavenly Father loves you, that He gave up all just to have you in His life. And if He had to do it again, He will do exactly that. Beloved, you are most treasured and loved by your Abba.