Are you living today thinking about a problem? Are your thoughts pre-occupied with a situation and you keep trying to figure out what to do? I have good news for you. God knows the answer to your problem and knows how to fix it. Why don’t you just stop thinking about it and start to talk to God about it? Excessive thinking can be a symptom of worry.
Jesus said “ Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than food, and the body than raiment?” Matthew 6:25 Jubilee Bible
You may be tempted to “ take thought”- or worry about the situation. But right now I want you to know God cares about it. Why not take a moment and simply say “Father, I’ m sorry I’ve been worried about this situation. But here it is……(state the problem). Father, I don’t know how to fix it but I know you do. So I’m asking you to give me wisdom to know what to do. I’m asking You to work in this situation for me because I can’t do anything about it. And So from now on when I think about it- I say God, you are working on it and I won’t worry about it anymore. Thank You Father and from now on I’m going to set my thoughts on the fact that You care for me and are working this out.
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. – Mark 9:23 (KJV)
It can be really easy when you’re facing a difficult situation to want to give up. You might think that its impossible, or that there is no hope. However, Jesus said if we can believe that all things are possible.
What this means for us is this, if we find a promise in the Word of God about the situation we’re facing, we can stand on that promise and believe it. When we do this, we find that all things are possible for us. Most of us are wired to be impossibility thinkers. We always think that things are impossible. However, we need to train our thinking to line up with God’s word. When we get our thinking in line with God’s word we find that all things are possible for us.
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No matter what situation you’re facing, it can turn around. It’s up to you to train your thinking in line with God’s word. When you do this and believe all things are possible for you!
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. – Romans 8:37
It’s no secret that life can get crazy at times. There can be days when you’re just wanting to scream because things are not going your way or you’re stressed out about something going on. In times like those, this verse is always great to remember.
Despite all the things that are going on. Despite the things that are going wrong and despite all the stress you might be feeling, you can experience overwhelming victory through Christ. That’s good news.
This verse tells us that we can experience victory regardless of what we see and what might be going on around us. So in those times when you feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn, take comfort in the fact that you’ve got an overwhelming victory in Jesus.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. – Psalm 91:5
Every day we run into lots of opportunities to be afraid. We see some of the things going on in the world and it can cause us to fear. This Bible verse offers us good news, however, when it comes to fear. In this verse, God tells us to not be afraid of things that might happen in the day and at night.
If we don’t need to fear in the day or in the night, then we don’t need to fear at all. There’s no time in the day that is left out of this verse. See God tells us to not fear in this Bible verse for a reason. We don’t need to fear because God is there to protect us. We can trust God for His protection day and night.
So challenge yourself like this daily Bible verse says to not fear all day long. Instead, put your trust in God that He will protect you and keep you safe!
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1Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
There are so many things going on in the world and on top of all those things, you have your own worries and concerns. You could be worried about what school to go to or what sport to go out for. Maybe you’re even worried about your upcoming History test. Worries and cares can easily burden you to the point where you don’t feel you can keep going on.
There’s one thing to do with cares and worries which is to throw them away from you. Throw them from you to God. When a fisherman casts a net or a fishing line, he forcefully throws it away and leaves it there. Visually that’s what we do with our cares. We throw them from us to God.
Let God catch your cares like you catch a ball. And God won’t throw them back to you and say “sorry, I don’t know what to do with it or sorry, I’m too busy to catch your care today.” Why? Because God is God. He can handle all your cares and everybody else’s too. Not only can He do it because He is God, but He wants to handle it for you because you’re His favorite kid and He’s your loving Daddy. So the next time you are tempted to worry and carry a care, stop and talk to your Father.
Pray: Father, because I believe you care- because this Scripture says You do. So instead of trying to hold onto this care, I give it to You. And I leave it with You to work it out. And I walk away from the care today. And whenever I think about it I picture You have my care and I don’t have it anymore. Thank you for working it out.
O lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. – Psalm 139:1
It can be easy to get up in the morning, look in the mirror, and not like what you see. You might wish you were taller, had a different hair color, or were more outgoing. Its easy to want to beat yourself up for not looking, acting, or being a certain way.
What’s really great about God is that He looks at your heart. This verse tells us that God has examined our hearts and knows everything about us. And the great thing is, He still likes us. When God looks at you, He doesn’t see all your flaws, short comings, or failures. God sees you in Jesus. In Jesus you are perfect and complete.
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God sees you as a person of worth. He loves you more than you can ever know. So instead of getting down on yourself because of how you look or how you act, choose instead to see yourself like God sees you. Choose to see yourself as a person of worth. You are someone that God paid a huge price to get to know!
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
– Matthew 19:26 (NIV)
In today’s Bible verse, Jesus is talking about how to enter the kingdom of God. He makes it very clear that we can only do this through God’s ability, not in our own strength. There is no amount of good deeds or hard work that can make us right with God. We needed a savior, Jesus. Through Jesus, God made the impossible possible.
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God wants to do the impossible in our lives, but we have to trust Him and believe that what He says is true. Today decide to trust in Jesus and know that if He promised it, it’s possible in our lives. Be encouraged that it’s not in our own ability but through His that these things are possible.
Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. – Romans 5:1 (NLT)
True peace comes from placing faith in Jesus. When you place your faith in Jesus, you are made right in God’s sight. Knowing and experiencing this allows for true peace because you know you’re loved and you know you’re forgiven. God doesn’t even see you as a dirty sinner any longer. You’ve placed your trust in Jesus Christ and now God sees you as a new creature and made right!
Take a deep breath in of God’s love today and allow His peace to wipe out all your fear. Your made right with Him because of His Son Jesus.
Today’s Daily Bible Verse
No, in all these things we are more than victorious through Him who loved us. Romans 8:27 (HCSB)
God showed the greatest love that anyone could give by sending us Jesus. Knowing God loves you is powerful because when things come against you it gives you a new perspective. You know that if God loves you, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. You realize that if God is for me, you can get through any tough time.
You might be going through a rough spot in your life right now. Maybe someone close to you died recently, you’re dealing with a break-up, or in the midst of natural disaster. In these tough times, you can realize that God loves you and He is going to help you get through the difficulty you’re facing. Focus today on how big God’s love is for you. As you begin to put your focus on God, you’ll realize that you can get through anything with God on your side.
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Here are a few more devotions to help you build your faith in tough times.
Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart’s delight. – Psalm 119:111
How much importance do you put on God’s word? Are the words that are written in it a part of who you are? When you’re faced with a decision, do you follow what God’s word says, or what seems easy or popular?
Today’s Daily Bible verse describes God’s word as a treasure. A treasure is something that’s important, something that you guard and keep in a safe place. And that is how we should be treating God’s word. We should be excited to spend time reading it and we should be treating the words written in it like treasure.
So today, take some time to read you Bible. Spend time thinking about how great it is and how the words written in it are like a treasure to you!