Daily Devotional – 1/18/16 “Pit experience!”

It’s Monday and someone is still mad about some mess from yesterday, you’re mumbling because you left worship service worse than you came, can’t sleep and on top of that you’re still upset because you sacrificed bill money for Christmas and children still ungrateful. You aren’t satisfied with the way things are going, trying to convince folk that you’re saved but your service don’t show it and now you’re at the end of your rope crying out to God to come and see about you, again. You probably got paid last week and funds still low, bill collectors still calling, children still begging, cable still off, car note still late and cell phone bill is hanging on by God’s grace but baby, trust God! Yea, I get it. You’re trying but it’s hard. You’re trying to pull yourself up but every time you reach out there’s nothing to grab and all you see is darkness. Well beloved, it may just be your time to go through your pit like experience. Don’t miss it!

What do I mean? In Genesis 37, if Joseph wasn’t thrown in the pit by his brothers, he never would have made it to the palace in Genesis 41. In Jeremiah 38, Jeremiah was thrown into an empty pit all because he was being obedient in his service to God yet he was spared and lived. See, sometimes you have to go into your pit in order to get out and make it to your palace and by palace I mean your purpose. Sometimes you have to go through your pit like experience in order for your faith to be tested. Will you pass? Oh, please understand; it won’t be easy but when has suffering ever been easy yet you have to push through. When a woman is in labor, there’s an indescribable pain yet she has to push in order to birth the baby and for the pain to end. When you break a limb, you have to go through the process before your healing manifests. And being Saints of God doesn’t exempt us from suffering yet suffering is what makes our sacrifice sufficient. Don’t give up because you’re in your pit, right now, but praise while you in there and then continue to praise when you get out. Don’t miss what your pit has to offer, it may be the blessing you’ve been praying for.

“So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment.” 2 Peter 2:9

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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