God’s Word is a miracle in your hands. It’s a living, powerful, relevant, and represents the highest form of truth on earth. And when we adjust our beliefs and thoughts in accordance with its wonderful promises, transformation happens.
Today’s devotional comes from Believe This, Not That, a promise book to help you align your thoughts and feelings with the powerful truths of God’s word, building your faith in the process. It’s a resource every believer should have when facing discouragement, pain, fear, or any other vast array of negative thoughts that attack all believers at times.
Don’t Believe This
I just want to give up.
…being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ…
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the Lord upholds him with His hand.
…who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1 Peter 1:5
And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”
For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end…
… looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’—as I also have received from My Father; and I will give him the morning star.
And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
Don’t Believe This
I don’t know what to do and I don’t know where to turn for help.
I will meditate on Your precepts,
And contemplate Your ways.
I will delight myself in Your statutes;
I will not forget Your word.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Evening and morning and at noon
I will pray, and cry aloud,
And He shall hear my voice.
The Lord is far from the wicked,
But He hears the prayer of the righteous.
Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.
But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
A man’s heart plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.
The lot is cast into the lap,
But its every decision is from the Lord.
Excerpts from Believe This, Not That: A Promise From Heaven For Every Need On Earth. Copyright 2012 by Inprov, Ltd. All scriptures from the New King James Version.