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10/03/2024 - 11/03/2024 All day

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” ( Hebrews 11:1).

Often time Believers are faced with circumstances where the odds seem overwhelming. This is not unique. Moses was faced with a set of overwhelming circumstances, starting with the uphill battle of convincing a hardened king to release the Israelites. The Apostle Paul, too, survived a shipwreck and was often beset with betrayals and imprisonment. Abraham, aged in years without a child, when his wife Sarah heard God promising so, she had as many doubts, as she looked at her aging body.

Physical circumstances can overwhem us. But from God’s angle, any circumstances are just temporal and quite powerless. There is always a greater force to overcome any circumstances.
For all his might once Moses turned to God the opposition which Pharaoh set before him melted away. The Apostle Paul was delivered through shipwrecks and imprisonment as God came to his rescue. At the appointed time, in spite of all the doubts of Sarah who had seen her body age and lost hope, God came through and enabled her to deliver a son. “Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him” ( Genesis 21:2)

Any of us may be faced witha set of circumstances where the odds appear insurmountable. From a physical angle we are as good as finished. It could be a health care crisis. There are financial challenges that seem insurmountable. It might be opposition welling up against one’s professional progress.

But whatever circumstances, we should know there is always a greater power that can rest any situation. Life is not all about what is seen by the naked eye. As Believers we must not let circumstances dictate our lives with doubts and disbelief, but rather turn to God, “who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us”     ( Ephesians 3:20).

Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, faced with circumstances that seem overwhelming I know you are able and greater than any force around and about, so I am rested for through you I have overcome, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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    "And your life will be brighter than the noonday; it’s darkness will be like the morning. And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security”  (Job 11:17-19.)

    Philosophers and writers have long pointed out that without hope mankind would long be gone. The philosopher Victor Frankly who survived the Holocaust where he lost his entire family found hope was the most important weapon that enabled him come out alive. He wrote, “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how!”
    
Hope can sustain any of us through the darkest of times. This is what happened to Job when he lost everything he possessed. “Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face” (Job 13:15).

    King David when he was being pursued by his enemies never lost hope. “For you have been my hope, sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth” (Psalm 71:5). The Apostle Paul who faced countless perilous times during his missionary journeys including jail and shipwrecks never lost hope. Writing to the Corinthians he reminded them, “He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers” (2 Cor 1:10-11).

    As believers God has given us hope that our lives are not empty and meaningless, like so many others. He has given us the hope to carry us through the lowest of moments. “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope” (Psalm 130:5).
    Today, may that hope that you have in Christ sustain you through whatever circumstances you may be facing.

    Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I pray in the wonderful name of Jesus that the hope I have in you lifts me up and sustains me in all situations as a conquer, in whose name I pray.

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