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, native Memphian and author of over fifteen titles was born to write. She’ll tell you that “It isn't just writing, it's ministry." Along with being an author, she is an ordained minister, co-pastor, wife, mother and the product of a large family. She is an avid blogger at kishasdailydevotional.com and social media poster where she utilizes her gifts to encourage others to tap into their God given talents. She won’t claim to be the best at what she does nor does she have all the answers, she is simply grateful to be used by God.

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