TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
Life is not fair! We have an enemy, the devil, that seeks to steal, kill and destroy. This ought to be enough to make you want to fight. But Jesus came to give us an abundant life. So put your confidence in His promises and experience a flourishing life.
THE BATTLE FOR BETTER
Do you have promises you hold on to when the devil bombards you with lies about your life? If you don’t, I would encourage you to make an “inventory of hope” or a God-given list of promises He has given you.
Remember, the next time you begin to believe that things will never get better, ask yourself, “Who told me that?” It wasn’t Jesus! There is always hope in Jesus and the book of Hebrews says He is the God of better things. Jeremiah agrees.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
– Jeremiah 29:11
This is one of the most beloved promises of God, but there are conditions. Keep reading through verse 14.
“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will lead you out of captivity.”
You have a responsibility to seek Him, pray and come to Him. God wants to lead you out of the captivity of thinking “things will never get better” but you have to let Him lead you!
If you are following Jesus, He is leading you into better places – green pastures and still waters. But don’t discount the “valley of the shadow of death” which everyone passes through in life. It is here that you fear no evil because He is with you! You see, better does not mean easy. Better things are always harder.
Therefore, gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
– 1 Peter 1:13
And while you battle the mindset that “things will never get better” deploy the weapon of the truth: God’s promises for your life and the confident expectation – hope – that sustains you.