Peace amidst uncertainties!
Verse for Today: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Genesis 28:11 – When Jacob reached a certain place, He stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.
Our pilgrimage is often full of rough patches like loneliness and homelessness as in the case of Patriarch Jacob. He was the son of a very wealthy father and an immensely rich grandfather. But today he is forced to lay on the wayside without even a mat or pillow to sleep. Little do we realize that even in the middle of such deprivations in life, Jacob is a prince with God in waiting! As in the case of Jacob, our situations might drive us into wandering with no place to go. But our God will not abandon us or leave us orphans. His hands will follow and protect us from all evil. In the height of uncertainties, God prepares a place for us to sleep peacefully without fear or anxiety. As we sleep, He opens the windows of heaven to send us encouragements and promises of blessings. He comes to reassures us that we do not need to be afraid or anxious about our future. He has a great plan for us which He will unfold day by day. What He has in store for us is beyond imagination. He will prepare a home for us and will give us fellowship, hospitality and occupation. He will bless us in all that we do for Him. He gives us this calm assurance during the nights and the dark alleys of our lives through His presence to strengthen our faith. Our journeys are ordained of the Lord with a divine plan. We will move around to touch the lives of different people wherever we go. We are the agents of spiritual blessings which God bestows upon others. Today as we tread the lonely pathways, our Lord will be by our side to make us confident and bold in our faith to hold on to His promises to keep going.
Dear friend, are you a solitary sojourner, treading the pathway of faith in the dark alleys of life? Perhaps you are filled with apprehensions as to where to go and what to do to survive? Your horizon might be bleak and your days dark. But your Lord comes to you today to reassure you that your pathways are ordained of Him and that you are stepping into newer chapters in life as directed by Him. During your nights of uncertainties, the brightness of the Spirit of God will be upon you to give you peace and reassurance. Your Lord will take control of your life and fill your future with His blessings. He will guide you a day at a time on His master plan for you. Your loneliness will give way to great time of family jubilation. Your dark nights will be replaced with long days of activities which will find great increase in your labor. The Lord will enlarge you and extend your territories. You might start out with a staff in your hands, but He will bring you back with your hands full of blessings. You will go as a solitary sojourner, but the Lord will make you return as a small army of people and wealth of great spiritual magnitude. Your journey is part of the great design of the Lord for your life under His supervision, provision, care and loving compassion. Today is your day of expectation, but its realization will come along as days unfold for your joy and for the praise of His name in and through your life.
Joshua 1:9 – Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Thought for Today
The journey mercies of the Lord compensate for all the losses and deprivations we experience on our pilgrimage.
Prayer for Today
Lord! When I am all alone with full of uncertainties in life, fill my heart with simple faith in you so that I would not be discouraged. Amen!