Words set the course for the Future

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Obviously, when we talk about the future, we know it is something that has not happened yet or something that is yet to come to pass. One of the greatest tragedies in life is to judge the future by the present. But here again, the enemy has found a loophole in keeping God’s children in a state of flux about the future, simply because the present is somewhat chaotic.

God wants to give you answers and connect with you in a way, so personally, that you know beyond all doubt that he cares about you and everything you are facing in your life. And most importantly, He is in the midst of the trial, pain, hurt, and loss.
God spoke these words to the prophet Jeremiah, “For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the LORD, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace not for evil, to give you hope in your outcome.” (Jeremiah 29:11 AMP).

God’s word of hope, peace and welfare, spoken to Jeremiah for the children of Israel, are so powerful. The children of Israel were living in a time of great despair and hopelessness but God was telling them that though their present situation wasn’t the best, his plans for their future were very good. We see the love and mercy of a great God, offering hope by giving them the promise to hold on to, through it all. God understood that they could be tempted to give up and give in, and with that knowledge, He gave them a promise.

I want to encourage you, here, it does not matter how bad the situation is or how far gone it is, if you hold onto the promises of God, you are guaranteed a bright and even better future. The powerful principle God was teaching the children of Israel was that they should not judge their hopes for the future on the present restrictions and obstacles. Speak the promise to yourself daily; remind yourself that this is not final because God has a good plan for your future!

Prayer of Creative Words
Father, today I decree and declare that the present situations and circumstances I am facing will not determine my future to be a discouraging end. I decree and declare that in this present pain lies purpose for my future because my hope is based on a promise from You.

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Words.They Become You Devotional~Lisa Singh

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Give Me a Life of Brokenness

imageWhen we look at ours lives sometimes it’s easy to see a life of brokenness..

We say the system is broken.. our marriage is broken.. our kids our broken.. our church is broken.. our jobs our broken.. our relationship with family and friends our broken.. we go back to past relationships that are still broken..

Then their are those who live in a state of brokenness.. their lives have been altered by the death of a love one, they have been victimized, they suffered from a debilitating disease, they suffer from chronic depression and pain, they are hopeless because of their brokenness..

But as I sit along with many others in my state of brokenness.. some who will never admit they are broken..

I began to remember that God lives in brokenness.. I began to remember that Moses was broken.. but he lead the children of Israel out of Egypt.. I began to remember that David was broken.. but he was a remember as a man after Gods heart.. I began to remember that Job was broken.. but yet he was considered righteous by God.. I began to remember that Paul was broken.. but yet he wrote the majority of the New Testament.. I began to remember that Peter was broken.. but he went on to be a witness for Christ..

So no matter how broken you think you are.. remember that there is nothing to hard for God.. and I know we often ask why me.. I know I do.. and when I really wanted to feel sorry for myself.. I say this can’t be my life .. what did I do wrong.. Oh God why are you punishing me..

But God said I live in your brokenness.. in your brokenness it is then that I receive my glory.. in your brokenness I receive my praise.. It is in our brokenness that God longs to dwell.. remember Jesus said he came for the sick that the well didn’t need a doctor.. so when you feel all is lost  hold on.. and remember it is in our brokenness we find God.. 

Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. (Psalm 30:2) 

He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3)

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (Revelation 21:4)

“He himself bore our sin” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness, by his wounds you have been healed”.

 

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