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God has obligated Himself to take care of us. Every day and through everything, God will take care of us. There’s no need to worry, be fearful, or be anxious because God has got us covered.

In a financial shortage? Don’t worry. God takes care of us and meets every need.
Have a reoccurring sickness, disease, or pain in your body? God will manifest healing in our bodies.
Fearful about being in a particular neighborhood? Don’t be. God is our Protector.
Don’t know how something is going to work out? That’s okay. God does, and it will work out for our good.

We may not know what to do or how to do it, but God does, and He will handle the situation. Let God take care of you.

Isaiah 46:4 (Good News Translation) 4 I am your God and will take care of you until you are old and your hair is gray. I made you and will care for you; I will give you help and rescue you.

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Those who’ve committed suicide or have contemplated committing suicide have one thing in common. They all were deceived into thinking there’s no hope. This is the biggest lie from the enemy. With God on our side, there is always hope. The problem comes when we feel unloved by God, condemned about something we’ve done wrong, and/or feel like God has turned His back on us. By entertaining those lies too often, we’ll contemplate suicide.

God is love and He will ALWAYS love us. Nothing can stop that (Rom. 8:38-39).
God has forgiven us through Jesus Christ, therefore, He’s not angry with us (Col. 2:13).
God is and will always be willing to bless us. So regardless of where we are now, it will get better (Psalm 35:27).

By believing these three things, we can look in the face of adversity, shortage, and a seemingly unwinnable situation and still believe God is able.

Romans 4:18 For Abraham, human reason for hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So numberless shall your descendants be.

Job 22:28 You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established for you: and the light shall shine upon your ways.

We’ve been given authority to decree or declare whatever we desire that aligns itself with life and godliness. We can decree a nice house, a better job, or peace in our marriage and it shall come to pass. If we don’t say something, we won’t see something. So, whatever desire that’s in you, confidently declare it.

Now, before some get disappointed because they don’t see what they declare. Our declaration has boundaries. If we’re declaring to have $1 million so that we can shop, buy jewelry, and live extravagantly, we won’t get it. There’s nothing wrong with these things, but if that’s our only reason for an increase in wealth, we have the wrong motives (James 4:3).

Whatever you decide to decree, be sure it’s a God-given desire to ensure that you receive it.

John 9:1 Now as Jesus was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth, 2 and His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God would be displayed in him.

When we experience difficulties, one of the first things we seem to do is question whether we’ve done something wrong. The difficulties we face can be a consequence of sin but other times, it’s so that the works of God can be displayed.

We live in a fallen world and believers are not exempt from problems, however, our problems won’t be the end of us. If we handle life’s problems properly, the works of God can be displayed.

People will see our situation, see our good attitude despite the situation, and inquire how we can remain so calm. People will see the sickness attempting to invade our bodies, but they will also see expedited healing in our bodies.

These are the times where we can share our faith in God. Our experiences can compel others to deepen their relationship with God.

Everything is not about what we did wrong. Certain things happen so that the glory of God can be revealed in and through us.

Proverbs 4:20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.

When people have ailments, doctors prescribe certain medications. A lot of those medications include side effects such as drowsiness, nausea, ulcers, and more. It’s handling the ailment, but it’s detrimental to other areas of the body.

There’s only one medication that has no side effects. That’s the Word of God. Unlike other medications that are limited to helping a few areas, the Word of God provides health to our entire bodies. It helps prevent things from happening and it heals ailments that we may be experiencing.

Consistently study the Word of God and enjoy God’s medication with no side effects.

Inspired by Joseph Prince

Mark 6:34 Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.

37 But Jesus told them, “You give them something to eat.” They asked Him, “Should we go out and spend two hundred denarii to give all of them bread to eat?”

Giving:
Jesus’ compassion not only compelled Him to teach people many things, but it compelled him to give. Jesus understood that we can teach these people all day but at some point, they’ll stop listening because they’re hungry.

Many believers desire to go and preach the Gospel on the streets, but they fail to recognize these same people need something to eat as well. We can help their spiritual needs, but what are we giving that can help their physical needs?

It’s the same way with natural concepts. We can teach others about finances, budgeting, and investments, but it’s hard to listen when they’re worried about how they’re going to pay their rent in a few days. As the Spirit leads, we can give them some money that can help them pay the rent.

As a compassionate person, along with teaching, let’s be generous givers so that others literally experience our compassion.

Mark 6:34 Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.

More than ever in this world, people need to experience compassion. When compassion is present, there are two things that follow: teaching and giving.

Teaching:
People are trying to figure it out. They think they’re making progress in their lives, but they’re really going nowhere. They think they’re making wise choices, but they’re digging a deeper hole for themselves. These people need to be taught natural and spiritual things from a compassionate person. We can teach them about Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, but they also need to know about budgeting their finances and staying out of debt. Likewise, we can teach them about practical principles, but they also need to know Who to rely on and trust.

Instead of seeing our brother or sister drowning in their troubles, lend a compassionate hand and teach them some things.

When it comes to God, nothing negative that happened in our lives is permanent. From damaged relationships, to financial loss, to disfigurements in our bodies, nothing is permanent. Not even death is permanent.

Jesus healed a man who was blind from birth (John 9:1-12).
Faith in Jesus healed a woman with an incurable blood disease (Luke 8:43-48).
Job gained double in finances after losing everything he had (Job 42:10).
Joseph became the second in command after going to prison (Genesis 41:41-46).
Jesus restored value into a promiscuous woman (John 4:1-29).
Jesus raised Lazarus from the grave (John 11:38-44).

As we can see, nothing negative is permanent. By thinking something is permanent, we limit God’s ability. In a way, we’re telling God, we don’t believe He can change the situation(s).

Cancel any thought that says this situation can’t change for the better and believe God is able.

Isaiah 43:18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

Daniel 10:7 And I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, for the men who were with me did not see the vision; but a great terror fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.

When an angel came to Daniel, Daniel alone was the only person who saw the vision.

When God gives us a vision, everyone may not be able to see it at first. They can’t see how you’re going to start a church. They can’t comprehend how you’re going to get out of debt in two years. They can’t see how you’re going to totally submit to God in all areas of life. They can’t understand how you’re going to have children after 50.

Others might not be able to see it but, that’s okay. It wasn’t meant for them. It was meant for our eyes only. Realize this, when God gives us a vision, everyone may not be able to see where God is taking us, but if we believe and have the vision anchored in our hearts, we’ll fulfill our assignment.

2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

There’s a reason why we don’t viciously respond to someone who’s being rude or inconsiderate. There’s a reason why we’ll spontaneously pay for a stranger’s meal. There’s a reason why we won’t gossip about someone else’s misfortune when everyone else is doing so. The love of Christ is that reason.

The love of Christ should constrain, control, and compel us.

Every now and then, we need to reflect on what Jesus’ love for us. We need to think about how He freely sacrificed His life to deliver us from sin, make us right with God, and give us access to all the promises us God. When we think about His love for us, despite our behavior, this love will give us the constraints we need to live a positive holy life spreading love to others.

Be controlled by love.

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