Romans 8:30 – Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. 

Before you were born, God knew you. He put specific talents and gifts in you. He chose you knowing you might not choose Him back. He took a risk and gave up His Son, Jesus, that He might be your Father and watch you do all those things He put in your heart–the things that bring a smile to your face and make you feel alive. Every day you choose to be His child, obeying His voice, you bring Him glory.

Declaration: I’m a child of the Most High God. I choose Him because He first chose me. 


While it is true God will lead you through some painful places in your walk with Him, it is also true He has an end for your pain.

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. – Psalms 30:5

Know this: Sometimes, you are just called to endure some things. You are called to tough some things out, but for every midnight experience, Jesus has a morning waiting. As sure as the sun will rise, your joy is coming.

The book of Romans says “where sin abounds, grace does much more abound.” In other words, for every negative or evil thing the devil has prepared to you, Jesus has that much more power for you. You are fully equipped to deal with the situation you face, so don’t run from it. 

You see, God is trusting you and counting on you to face it like the person He’s called you to be.

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. – Revelation 21:4

It is not that God doesn’t want you to feel pain. It’s that He doesn’t want you to feel pain forever. Hell is just that – forever. That would be tragic. Your joy is coming!

From my book: Soul Invasion