Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Run to God ~ Pastor Jerry Savelle
Each morning when I wake up I do several things.
2. Thank God for another day &
3. Read the Daily Devotional @ www.jerrysavelle.org
Here's today's devotional.
Verse(s): Jeremiah 29:11
Today's Confession: Thanks be to God who always causes me to triumph in Christ!
Not knowing what to do or how to change a situation can make you feel miserable and lonely. When you feel that you are in over your head, Satan can make you feel absolutely hopeless. He will attempt to magnify your problems so that you can't see the solution. But I want to tell you today that there IS a solution.
The spirit of hopelessness can come on you when you least expect it. You can be in a service where the praise is high and you are rejoicing. Yet, when you walk out of the building and get in the car, the feeling of despair almost instantly consumes you. You think, "God, what am I going to do?"
"How in the world am I ever going to get out of this mess? There's no hope. Things will never change." Those are feelings and negative thoughts which are lies from Satan trying to keep you frightened, depressed, wondering, and worrying about what to do. It's all an attempt to get you to run FROM God rather than TO Him.
Peter felt that way. In the book of Mark, Peter and the disciples were out on the sea and a storm came up. This was not just any storm. It was a mega storm. And yet Jesus was asleep in the back of the ship. Peter woke Him up saying, "You don't even care, do You? We are about to drown and what are you doing? Sleeping! You don't even care." (Author's paraphrase)
I'm sure that you've thought the same kind of thing at some point in time in your life. Maybe you feel that way today. But I want you to know that God does care. Not only does He care about you and your situation, He is committed to seeing you through. His plan is for your victory and success. Don't believe the lies of the devil. Any thought that he plants in your mind about God not caring is a lie. When he tries to tell you that there is no way out - he is a liar. He cannot tell the truth. The truth isn't in him. So no matter what he says or what he tries to get you to believe - he's lying. When he says you are finished. God says you are not. When he says you blew it. God says His mercies are new every morning. When he tries to make you feel hopeless, have hope. God is a God of hope. God is there for you. God will make a way when there seems to be no way. So trust Him today and don't listen to the lies of the devil.