The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this (2 Kings 19:31b NIV).
Impossible situations are times when the zeal of the Lord Almighty shall accomplish great things. But what is this zeal? It is an intense passionate enthusiasm that the Lord displays for what He is concerned about to get it done.
As we look at the historical context in which this truth is given, we find that Hezekiah … Read the rest
As they sat down to eat their meal, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their camels were loaded with spices, balm, myrrh, and they were on their way to take them down to Egypt (Genesis 37:25).
Strange are God’s ways: His arranging of events are timed to perfection! You need not worry that you are finding yourself in an empty cistern for no fault … Read the rest
Now the donkeys belonging to Saul’s father Kish were lost, and Kish said to his son Saul, “Take one of the servants with you and go and look for the donkeys” (1 Samuel 9:3 NIV).
God can use the most unlikely of circumstances to get a great chain of events rolling. Here it was the loss of donkeys that brought to the forefront the first king of Israel. The first … Read the rest
For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor (Isaiah 9:4 NIV).
May the reading of this bring you hope. For what God did in the past, He will do again for you. Here the prophet speaks about the increase of joy for the people. The reason is cited here. The rod of … Read the rest
But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So, it was not you who sent me here, but God (Genesis 45:7,8a NIV).
The best thing to note about the outworking of circumstances in your life is that God works it out. And human beings are just instruments to bring God’s best into your life. … Read the rest
“Here comes that dreamer!” they said to each other. “Come now, let’s kill him … Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams” (Genesis 37:19,20 NIV).
Are you a dreamer? Better still, are you a dreamer for God? Do you expect to do something big for God? Then they’ll call you a dreamer. And you’ll be hated for your dreams.
See, people like everybody else to be like them. And … Read the rest
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand he will let them go; because he will drive them out of his country” (Exodus 6:1 NIV).
God is not taken aback by setbacks. It is we who get perplexed by them. We need to note that even in the midst of setbacks God’s purposes remain the same. And … Read the rest
After a long time, in the third year, the word of the Lord came to Elijah: “Go and present yourself Ahab, and I will sent rain on the land” (1 Kings 18:1 NIV).
God’s ways and the timing of His acting are all in His hands alone. His servants can act only according to His word. It requires constant listening to God to know in which direction God is moving. … Read the rest
Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, who turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water (Psalm 114:7,8 NIV).
Trembling is always associated with judgment. This is because judgment brings with it terror. Yet here in this Psalm the earth is called upon to tremble in God’s presence because He is a miracle-working God. Yes, … Read the rest
Then you will say in your heart, ‘Who bore me these? I was bereaved and barren; I was exiled and rejected. Who brought these up? I was left all alone, but these–where have they come from?’ (Isaiah 49:21 NIV).
There is a phase in every Christian’s life that can be termed as a barren phase. In spite of every effort to grow in grace and the knowledge of the Lord, … Read the rest