Topic: Never Lose Hope [Monday September 11, 2017]
“Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.’’ (Romans 4:18 KJV)
The worst thing that can happen to you as a child of God is for you to lose hope. One major reason why people lose hope is that they consistently listen to the lies of the devil. The devil’s assignment is to paint a picture of hopelessness so that you can conclude that God has given up on you.
You have a duty not to lose hope. There is no way you can serve God and lose. When things become tough, and sometimes they do, stay in the word of God. Let the word of God become your stronghold. Don’t call a pity party or cancel yourself out. The scriptures in Job 14:7 (KJV) says “For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.’’ If there is hope for a tree, how much more for you? You may not be able to fully comprehend what is happening to you, but as long as your hope in God is unshaken, let the devil jump up and down, you know you have the victory.
Have you ever thought of the fact that though Esther was a slave girl in a foreign land, yet she rose to the position of being queen? Being a slave was not comfortable. It was a bad condition to be in, yet she was catapulted from slavery to royalty. Beloved, that same grace that took away the reproach of slavery from Esther would work for you. Never you lose hope because the God you serve is a specialist in turning things around for his children. Don’t ever forget that what God has done for one is an evidence of what he will do for another.
I declare over your life that you will not remain where you are today. You will get to that height God has ordained for you. You will not be denied. I cancel every delay in your life. My God will grant you speed. He will compress time for you.
Further Reading: Job 42:10-12
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Proverbs 10-12; Evening- 2 Corinthians 4
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.