Day-by-Day – Day 27 – Revival


~Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

The Christian is so blessed to be settled in the palm of God’s hand! When we set aside our pride and allow the Lord to do His work, we reap peace! Sometimes there just isn’t anything that can be done but to trust in the Lord – to trust Him in such a way that you know He will bring you through your trial.

I think of the Apostle Paul who asked God three times to remove the thorn in his side but the Lord told him His (God’s) grace was sufficient. If I were Paul, this would not have been the answer I wanted. However, look at what Paul reaped! God used him – the New Testament is comprised mostly of his writings. The Holy Spirit used Paul in a mighty way by speaking God’s Word through Paul’s pen. He had been tortured, imprisoned and beaten. Paul truly walked in the midst of trouble.

We should never belittle someone else’s experiences and say their trial is small. Everyone struggles with trials at one time or another. At the time, the burden seems too heavy to bear to that individual. It’s just as equal to them as whatever burden you’re carrying. Everyone carries burdens – the young as well as the old. Burdens have a blessed role in our lives. They fill our hearts with compassion for one another. How can one be compassionate if one never has trials?

Dear Christian, God promises to revive us when we are overburdened with cares, physical ailments and troubles. One of my favorite verses that encourage my spirit is in Isaiah.

~Isaiah 40:29-31 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.  Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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2 Responses to Day-by-Day – Day 27 – Revival

  1. Vicky says:

    Oh, thank You LORD for the grace and mercy You provide through each trial and testing in our lives. Help us all to not “waste our trials.” May we learn valuable lessons that will strengthen our faith and draw us closer to Thee.

    Thank you dear sister for today’s devotional – what a blessing and encouragement to my heart!!!

  2. Shannon Sellars says:

    Wow, Our Father through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – is so totally awesome. He knows how much, when, where, who, and through what to allow or arrange in our lives to take us to where He would have for us to go!!! I love that!!! He is so mighty and has all power, there is nothing better in this universe to compete with HIS Power. Just to think that if we would totally rest and surrender all unto HIM – He will do the rest by the awesome power of HIS awesome Holy Spirit – that, frankly is profound. Since I have surrendered this given life back over to HIM, my life has never been the same. I have so much love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control far beyond anything that I could ever do in my own strength. I love my Lord so much and told HIM to use me to win other souls to the Kingdom so that they to can experience this awesome relationship – and HE has done and continues to do just that. This is better than living one’s own life itself it’s own way, truly it is “better to give than to receive”! Hallelujah!!!

    Be Blessed: Love ya much Forever + More! Romans 5:5 Amen.
    Shannon Sellars a friend of GOD through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

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