Tuesday, 28 June 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, June 28 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - God Will Raise You Up!
Topic: God Will Raise You Up! [June 28, 2016]
Text: Micah 7:8-13
Key Verse: "Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me" (Micah 7:8).
Life can sometimes, appear very harsh and tough, especially when it unbundles a series of difficult situations and confounding circumstances with no help in sight. At such a time, God may seem very distant and disinterested in your experiences and you may be tempted to turn to self-help or other methods for quick solutions.
It gets worse when in your challenges, you are being taunted by detractors for trusting in God. Yet, that is when God expects you to turn to Him solely, and confidently trust Him to intervene in your affairs. This was the message of Prophet Micah to Israel. He told them that God will not reject His children who had been beaten to the dust by life's experiences. Even though they were suffering because of their sins, God would soon lift them up. At such a time, the enemies who thought their end had come, shall see the hand of God in their lives, and they shall be put to shame. You must, therefore, see tough situations as opportunities to draw close to God, recognise that He hears your cries, and that He will save you when help is most needed. God will never allow you to be destroyed by tough times, nor make you a permanent laughing stock of your enemies.
You must be assured that irrespective of how long it takes, those enemies shall eventually be punished by God. Your duty is to trust Him without wavering and patiently wait for His intervention, which is certain to come.
Thought for the day: "A just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again."
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.