Daily Devotion

February 8, 2018

Chosen and appointed by God (5)

“The Son is…sustaining all things by his powerful word.”            Heb 1:3 NIV


Are you so focused on your troubles that you’ve forgotten what God’s Word says: “Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life”? (Ps 23:6). We know about Job’s troubles, but we tend to forget they were just for a short season in an otherwise very blessed life. The time Joseph spent in prison was eclipsed by the years of influence and privilege he enjoyed as the number-two man in Pharaoh’s palace. Are you having difficulty enjoying your blessings because you are afraid they won’t last? Maybe you’re so accustomed to trouble that you continually brace for it, like sitting in a comfortable recliner and not being able to relax. It’s time you stopped worrying and started believing God’s promises to you! He hasn’t brought you this far to abandon you. No, He has “appointed you to bring forth fruit that will last” (Jn 15:16). Lasting joy and success—that’s God’s plan for you! The Bible says, “The Son is…sustaining all things by his powerful word.” God doesn’t speak something over your life, then let it fall apart. He said, “My word…will…achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isa 55:11 NIV). In Genesis chapter one verse fourteen, God said, “Let there be lights in the…heaven to divide the day from the night.” And guess what? That same sun shines today because of the word that brought it into being—and it’ll shine again tomorrow. Now, if God will do that for an inanimate object like the sun, don’t you think He’ll take care of you too? Come on, believe that you’re called and chosen by God!