31 Days of Praise | Day 21 The Bearer of Burdens

Blessed be the Lord,
who daily bears us up;
God is our salvation. Selah

Psalm 68:19 (ESV)

You can take whatever burden you’re carrying and leave it at God’s footstool. He lifts us up and carries us through our troubles and toils, cradling us in His strength, comforting us in His arms. God loves you. He loves us. God is for us, not against us.

Life in this world can be difficult; no doubt. But you don’t have to go it alone. God is there; ready, willing and able. He has surrounded you with people who can and are willing to help you. When we fail to ask we miss the opportunity to get the help we need.

You can ask Him. He will help you. You don’t have to carry the weight of your burdens by yourself. He’ll gladly lift you up, giving you victory over whatever it is that is keeping you from fulfilling the plan He has for your life.

When you’re ready, let go and let God help you carry that weight you’ve been lugging around.  There’s no need to do it alone.

Peace,

The Devotional Guy™

31 Days of Praise God is Holy

 

31 Days of Praise | Day 20 God of Miracles

You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. 

Psalm 77:14 (NIV)

Miracles are a special exhibition of supernatural power at work. Miracles, by definition, are works done by a divine power to fulfill a divine purpose. Webster’s Dictionary describes miracles as, “An event or effect in the physical world deviating from the known laws of nature, or transcending our knowledge of these laws; extraordinary events brought about by a super-human agency.

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I believe most of us would recognize a miracle if we were to experience one. For us, miracles occur when something happens that we cannot readily explain other than accrediting it a higher power.

God is in the business of miracles. He demonstrated great miracles throughout His-story.

We can praise Him for those miracles He has done. We can praise Him for the miracles He is doing. We can praise Him for the miracles He will do in the future.

Blessings,

The Devotional Guy™

 

31 Days of Praise| Day 19 The God of All Comfort

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (ESV)

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This passage served as one of my late friend Mark’s favorites. He and I prayed through it together numerous times. We prayed it over people who needed to experience God’s comfort because of a difficult situation they faced. He and I prayed it nearly daily as we walked through a season of great loss, where it seemed like one of us was always attending, speaking, or officiating a funeral.

I have learned praying God’s Word during times of trouble that helps people navigate times of great suffering. Prayer is often the best response when we can’t find the right words to say. Rather than trying to formulate just the right words, love on someone by praying for them, over them, and with them.

God is praiseworthy because we can count on Him during times of distress, suffering, and trouble. Through toils and snares, the Lord provides us strength and encouragement. Whatever we may be going through, our God is big enough to supply for every need. He is our Great Comforter.

May your day be filled with the Lord’s abundant blessings.

The Devotional Guy™

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