Daily Devotional – 9/27/17 “S.H.I.T HAPPENS!”

S.H.I.T HAPPENS! Yes, this is a Christian devotional and some of you are shocked by the word but baby, Struggle, Hurt, Infirmities and Turmoil (SHIT) happens. What now? Now that S.H.I.T has shown up at your home, what now? Yes, I get it. That failed relationship left you fearful, that divorce devastated you and that sickness suffered you. What now? The abuse left you afflicted, the times you fell left you limping, the mornings you cried left you closed off and the sleepless nights left you stumbling. What now? You still haven’t let go of the fact, you lost things. Why not? You still haven’t recovered from the repossession/foreclosure. Why not? You still get mad when you remember being turned down. Why? Why are still counting the losses instead of rejoicing for the wins? Why are you still standing at the closed door when God has the ability to give you the entire building? Why are worried whether the bank will give you a loan when God has the power to give you every dollar you need? Where is your faith? And where is your strength to flush the S.H.I.T?

Haven’t you realized by now that sulking in your sunken place, being pacified in your pit, accepting your victimology in the valley won’t help? Baby, you’ve got to get up and come out. Yes, it hurts. Yes, it hurts a lot. Yes, it hurts a lot of the time but you’ve got to press through. If not, you run the risk of sitting in your S.H.I.T, being stinky and dirty. Please understand, it is ultimately your choice because it is only when you get tired of being filthy that you’ll get up and clean yourself off. Baby, it’s not just you, stuff happens to all of us. This is why the bible says Psalm 34:19, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.” Yes, we are afflicted BUT God will deliver us. Yes, we suffer but God will deliver us. Yes, we face turmoil but God will deliver us. No, I don’t know when but I trust He will. I don’t know how but I believe He will. However, you cannot give up before it happens. Today, you have to choose what happens after the S.H.I.T happens. What will you do? Choose wisely because it may be a while before the choice to choose comes again.

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.

3 thoughts on “Daily Devotional – 9/27/17 “S.H.I.T HAPPENS!”

  1. S.H.I.T Happens is a reminder that we have to keep pressing forward in faith and then in His timing God will deliver. This devotional was for me! I need to get up and clean myself off!

  2. Through my own Struggles, Hurts, Infirmities, and let me Never leave out Turmoil. They have kept me to move forward In Jesus Christ Name. I count it ((All)) Joy. Thank you for sharing. God continue Blessing you for His Purpose. Amen!! Amen!!

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