Daily Devotional – 10/14/15 “You have to withstand!”

It’s Wednesday and somebody is weeping over worries, wandering in the wilderness of wrong, still acting wounded even though you’ve been made whole or wrestling with whether you should just withdraw from the war. Well baby, don’t wave your white flag in surrender just yet unless you’re surrendering to God. Yea, I know it looks like giving up is an option but check again and you’ll see that it’s been whited out. Where did you get the memo that said this thang called life would be easy? Where did you see the notification that all your days would be good? Did I take the wrong turn and miss the street with no bumps? I mean, if Jesus had to endure some hell to make it to Heaven, why can’t you?

Yes, I get it! I’m just somebody sitting at a keyboard telling you to stay strong and I don’t even know your predicament. Yea, I got it! I’m just on the outside, how can I possibly know what it feels like to be in your shoes? Well beloved; I don’t know what you’re dealing with, what or who has you crying, why you have some much anger in your heart, why your spirit is tainted and you’re not producing fruit, why you have to live paycheck to paycheck, why you have to go through that sickness or disease, why you have to be without, why you can’t get the job you’ve applied and qualified for … But I know what it’s like to be turned down, to have doors slammed in your face, to be hungry with no money, to have a negative checking account days after payday, more bills than money and a calling to backslide but you have to know and then believe that it won’t last! You have to wake up every day and then lie down every night with a warrior mentality, ready to fight in the spirit. You have to get up every day and lie down every night with faith that what you ask will be done. I don’t know why you have to cry sometimes but as the song says, there’s going to be a perfect day when trouble will get out of your way … you just have to make it there to see it!

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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