Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Man, whether intentional or unintentional, sometimes fails to deliver on his promises. When promises go unfulfilled they can leave one disappointed, discouraged, and cause one to develop a lack of faith in another. As men and women, we mess up. We make mistakes.

Although we mess up sometimes, the Lord always gets it right. He does not make mistakes. His promises are true. He is faithful. He never fails to deliver on His the promises He makes to each of us. It is in Him we can totally depend upon and place 100% of our trust. We might have to endure a long wait for the promise to come, but still, it comes.

Your wait may be long. Maybe your situation does not look the way you want it to look. It may appear as though things are getting worse rather than better. Always remember no matter what it looks like, the Lord delivers on His promises. The Lord will do just what He said He will do.

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promises is faithful." Hebrews 10:23

Be encouraged. Be blessed.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life." Proverbs 13:12 

The time of waiting for the things we hope for can cause us pain. The mind becomes uneasy and it feels as though the heart fails with each passing day when our hopes are not met. The thought of giving up comes to mind. Bitterness and anger develops in some of us. We might even begin to question God, wondering why the desires of others are granted but our own desires go unfulfilled.

Most of us find it difficult to believe the Lord is working things out for us because they cannot see what He is doing. The Lord does not often work in a way that allows us to see what He is doing. He is working behind the scenes to bring it all together. We are to walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). 

Do not lose hope. Trust the Lord. Trust His Word. Trust His promises. Yes, the thing we desire might be delayed for now, but when it comes, it will bring so much pleasure.

Be blessed.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


When we trust the Lord, we have no problem going to Him in prayer, making our requests known and then expect our prayers to be answered. This is what we should do when making supplications to the Lord, but for most of us, this is not what happens.

Are you truly expecting the Lord to answer your prayers? When we expect Him to answer, we pray, then wait for a response. Have you ever asked the Lord to give you direction but then walked away from prayer not expecting an answer? When we pray with a lack of faith, we should not be surprised when our prayers go unanswered.

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord” James 1:6,7

The verses above actually refer to a request for wisdom, but the same principle can be applied when we make any supplication to the Lord.

If we want the Lord to answer our prayers, we should expect Him to answer them.

Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Mark 11:24

Be blessed.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Customer: "Hey. How are you doing?"

Clerk: "Bad."

Customer: "Bad day?"

Clerk: "it’s been a bad month." She sighs.

Customer: "____ had a seizure and she's in the hospital. She can't move."

Clerk: Her eyes grow wide. She looks shocked. She says nothing.

Customer: "Yeah. She's in room ___. You should go see her." He smiles as he accepts his receipt, pushed his shopping cart, and heads toward the doors. He looks back with a smile on his face and says, "Bye. Take care. I hope things get better."

Then she says to me, "Just when I think I have it bad, someone always has it worse than me."

Me: "Umm hmm." I agree with her.

After the customer left, the clerk appeared more friendly and energetic.

The entire time they held their conversation, I was thinking the very thing the clerk had spoken, "Someone has it worse than me." 

We all go through tough situations in life. We should be grateful for all Jesus has done for us, even while going through tough times. When you find yourself wanting to complain about something that is not right in your life, just remember someone has it worse than you do.

Be blessed.