Daily Devotional – 12/14/12 “Try my God!”

Ever since my granddaddy died back in July, it seems like I relive his final moments every day. I close my eyes and it feels like it was last night and I don’t know why I feel like this because I know he is gone and in a much better place but it never seems to go away. Please don’t get me wrong, I am not sad or mad about his passing because at that moment I can imagine granddaddy meeting the angels that God had dispatched to get him. I can see him getting off of that bed he had laid in for 3 years and finally standing on his new legs. I can see him taking off that old hospital gown and slipping his new body into his robe that God sent, his new feet in his slippers and him rubbing his hair so that his crown could be placed perfectly. I can see him leaning over to kiss grams and whispering, “I’ll be waiting on you,” (this is why she can deal with it so much better) and then him walking into his glory. See, I am not worried about granddaddy because I believe that everything that happens is in God’s plan but I’m simply reflecting to see what God is trying to get me to see through all of this. So, I’m going to take this feeling as a way that God is using to speak through me and I shall listen because Psalm 34:17-20 says, “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.” And that’s enough for me!

So, I just stopped long enough to tell you that no matter what you’re facing, going through, just came out of, got away from, need to get away from, running from or whatever has you bound; God is able to fix it for you. Yea, I know that you’ve called on Him and it seems like He isn’t hearing your pleas, but He is. I know it seems like every time you get to see over the water you’re drowning in, something comes along to pull you down but just hold on. I know it seems like every time you reach for a glass for water, your tears are filling it but just don’t give up. Yea, momma may be gone; daddy may be a deadbeat; sister is doing you wrong because of jealousy; brother is hindering you instead of helping; church folks pushing you instead of praying for you; folks on the job is throwing rocks and hiding their hands but God hasn’t changed. So just wait, don’t give up or give in! Yea, Christmas is coming and you don’t see a way to get the kids what they won’t but it isn’t the end. Do what you can and allow God to do the rest. (I’ve said this before but it fits here) Baby, keep God with you like you do your cigarettes & lighter, that chap stick in your pocket, your driver’s license, your badge for work, car keys or that $1.25 for your daily Coca-Cola habit. All I am saying is keep God with you because He’s better than bread, He won’t mold; He’s better than milk, He won’t spoil; He’s better than insurance, He won’t drop your coverage or lapse: He’s better than the sun, He never goes down, He’s better than the moon because He doesn’t have to wait until nightfall to show Himself and He’s much better than so called friends because he won’t stab you in the back. Child, get some God in your life and you’ll be glad you did! I decree on today that nothing, absolutely nothing, is bigger than your destiny and your purpose! And I declare victory over the battles that you have to fight. Try my God because He never loses!

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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