“When God’s people step out in faith to do what they know He wants them to do, God responds and gives them victory. God can deliver His children from any circumstance. Know today that His power to deliver is bigger than your problem”.Joyce Meyer

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12 You are God’s chosen people. You are holy and dearly loved. So put on tender mercy and kindness as if they were your clothes. Don’t be proud. Be gentle and patient. 13 Put up with one another. Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these good things put on love. Love holds them all together perfectly as if they were one.Colossians 3:12-14

These garments that God provides—such as kindness, humility, and gentleness—allow us to meet hostility and criticism with patience, forgiveness, and love. They give us staying power in the storms of life.

When we face adverse conditions at home, school, or work, the “clothing” God tells us to wear protects us and enables us to make a positive difference. “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity” (v. 14).

Dressing according to God’s guidelines doesn’t change the weather—it equips the wearer.

-Joyce Meyer

 

“Patience is not merely the ability to wait, but also how we behave while we wait. We will all wait on many things in life, but to “wait patiently” is the goal God has in mind for us. Waiting patiently is simply not possible unless we trust that God’s character is without flaw, and that He is good and displays His goodness to us as long as we live”. –Joyce Meyer

 

2 Kings 19:14 “When Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers, he read it. Then he went up to the Lord’s temple. There he spread the letter out in front of the Lord”.

When we’re faced with a situation that brings anxiety, fear, or a deep awareness that getting through it will require more than what we have, let’s follow in Hezekiah’s footsteps and run straight to the Lord. Like him, we too can lay our problem before God and trust Him to guide our steps and calm our uneasy hearts. –Kirsten Holmberg (Our Daily Bread Devotion, September 06, 2017)

Romans 8:18-23 teaches us that “our current sufferings are not worth comparing to the glory that is to be revealed”. The world was introduced to sin and corruption in the garden of Eden. Through the scripture, we know the that creation eagerly awaits freedom. The freedom that comes from the “new heaven and the new earth”. In Revelations 21, God tells us about the Hold City, the new Jerusalem. God is preparing a new home for us (His people). He will live with us and us with Him, every tear will be wiped away (vs.4 ‘He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death.’ (Isaiah 25:8) And there will be no more sadness. There will be no more crying or pain. Things are no longer the way they used to be.”) God is preparing creation for a new life with Him in heaven. Nothing we’re exercising now can compare to what will be revealed. Let us wait patiently and fervently on the Lord.

Revelations 21: 5 says “He who was sitting on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”…Write this down. You can trust these words. They are true”. Trust God wholeheartedly and wait upon Him.

Calm in Adversity

by Joyce Meyer – posted August 27, 2017

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law, that You may give him power to keep himself calm in the days of adversity….
– Psalm 94:12-13

Nothing shows our spiritual maturity more than staying calm when our circumstances are not calm. Stability is a sign of maturity, and the more mature we are, the more God can trust us with His power and blessings.

Power Thought: I have the power of God to remain calm in adversity.