Scripture Reading: Psalm 35:27
The Lord is interested in your freedom and wellbeing. No matter what you are going through, whether it is a set-up against you; an allegation that people raised to tarnish your image or bring you down; just know that God is interested in your vindication. It is this type of situation that David was confronted with when he prayed, “Lord contend with those who contended with me. Oppose those who oppose me, and fight those who fight against me.”
Dear reader of Daily Strength, God is able to pull you through this trying moments. Don’t give up on God. He will not give up on you. Hold unto Him, make Him your dependable partner in the situation you find yourself. Yours may not be an allegation, it may be a case of delay that people now use to mock you and make you feel that God is far away or does not answer. I tell you such things are from the pit of hell. Remember, the ways of God are not the ways of man. His silence does not show weakness. Therefore, when your neigbours tag you ‘barren’, smile for you shall soon be called a mother of children. Hear and key into this, “The childless wife has born seven children, but the mother of many is left with none.” (1 Sam. 2:5b). What God is doing may not be obvious to you, but the manifestation is what will make people say, ‘Let the Lord be magnified’. Pay attention to this true life story. He came into the city as a houseboy, his uncle decided to send him to school. After his secondary school, his uncle had stroke and was unable to take care of his needs and those of his own children. The young man became a motor boy and learnt how to drive. Haven gained experience in driving; he collected a bus on hire purchase and started distributing sachet water. In the evenings, he will work with the bus. He has paid for the bus, bought two plotsof land to build his own sachet water factory.
When his testimony was shared, I said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified’ for indeed He does not forsake those who trust in Him and those who persevere in His service. You can see the hand of God upon the life of this brother. God will certainly glorify Himself in your life when you hold on. Close your ears to the abuses, allegations and insults, being poured on you by family members, neighbours, colleagues or even friends. People will gather round you to celebrate your victory. Our God is in the business of bringing glory to His name. Wait on Him.
- Worship the Lord as you are led.
- Lord, vindicate me against every allegation and set-up.
- Whatever the set-up, against my life, let it come to nothing in the name of Jesus.
- Praise the Lord for showing Himself strong in your life when you are in difficulties.
Exercise: Raise your voice today to magnify the name of the Lord.
Memory verse: Psalm 66:3