Topic: God Can Deliver [Monday October 16, 2017]
Thus it is written, The first man Adam became a living being (an individual personality); the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life]. — 1 Corinthians 15:45
In times of crises, it’s easy to feel like God can’t deliver. To strengthen your faith, consider these biblical accounts of when God delivered His children from their afflictions. In 1 Samuel 17:37, David knew he could defeat Goliath because God had already saved him from a lion and a bear.
In Daniel 3, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused the king’s edict to bow to his idol and continued to worship God. As a result, they were thrown into a fiery furnace heated seven times hotter than normal. But God delivered them so completely from this ordeal that they didn’t even smell like smoke! He even showed up with them in the fire!
Daniel serves as another example of God’s willingness and ability to deliver. Thrown into the lion’s den for praying to God, Daniel knew such deliverance that he came away from the ordeal unscathed while his enemies were completely defeated (see Daniel 6).
Do you notice a trend here? 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.
Prayer Starter: God, time and time again, You gave delivered Your children from trouble, and I know You won’t fail now. You are more than able to deal with my situation, so I put my trust in You.