Daily Devotional – 9/12/11 “Blue Monday”

It’s Monday! A new week and the same routine. There is new responsibilities, new issues, new problems and same bills! Same money in the bank that was there the last time you looked and the same food in the refrigerator. Same kids with the same set of problems! I could write and tell you that in Ecclesiastes 3:1, it says “to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”  That no matter what you’re facing, it won’t last, but don’t you know that?  I could tell you that “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning,” Psalm 30:5, but isn’t this already known?  I could tell you that this is just a storm and like all storms, they eventually end. That there is no situation too big for God, no mountain or stumbling block that he won’t give you strength to climb over.  But, if you’re a Christian or you’ve had/have a praying grandmother, like me, then you know all of this.

There will be circumstances that you face that seem like they are too big for you to handle.  There will always be more bills than money, some dark clouds looming overhead, sleepless nights, tears to be shed, going left when you should go right, being talked about & lied on, being overlooked for a job that should have been yours, being misused by so-called friends, hated on by family who is supposed to love you & sickness in your body.  These are just some of the things that have been promised.  The bible says, “Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble,” (Job 14:1)

But we have been equipped with all that we need to handle trouble on this side.   God said he’d be our refuge in the time of trouble  (Psalm 9:9).  He said when we walk in darkness; he’d be our light & our salvation (Psalm 27:1).  He said when mom & dad forsake you; he’d pick you up (Psalm 27:10).  When you feel like your enemies outweigh your friends, he said “I’ll make your enemies your footstool” Acts 2:35.   He said when facing trouble, “For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.” (Psalm 27:5)

Take joy in knowing that no matter what you face on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday; God is able to bring you through it.  These may just be mere words to read, but if you ask God in FAITH, he’ll show you the sun even when its raining.  He’ll show you the good even when you think it’s all bad.  He’ll send you food when you’re hungry.  He’ll send a blessing your way at the very moment you need it.  Stop being too proud to ask for help even if you simply need prayer.  Prayer can bring you out & remove a lot of things faster than friends. 

Talk to God today because he’d love to hear from you. 

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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