Daily Affirmations & Prayers – (LIVE 11)

I wonder where you will be in five years if you will refuse to be a victim. I wonder how far God will take you if you’ll not live bitter over who hurt you, not lose your passion because you’re dealing with an illness, not give up on your dreams because a door closed and it didn’t work out the way you thought. Every voice will say, “You’re a victim. Come on; accept it. It’s not fair. God has forgotten about you.” Don’t give those voices the time of day. God is watching you. He sees you shaking off the self-pity, doing the right thing when it’s hard, being good to people that weren’t good to you, giving it your best when you’re not seeing progress. Your time is coming. Suddenly, doors are going to open. Suddenly, the right people will show up. Suddenly, you’ll see promotion, vindication, dreams coming to pass bigger than you’ve ever imagined.

Psalm 126 says, “Those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing with armloads of blessings.” Yes, we all have times when are hearts are heavy, we go through loss, get a bad medical report, we are mistreated on the job. It can feel like a dead end; it will never change. No, look at the rest of the scripture. Your heart may be heavy, but you’re going to come home laughing. How? With armloads of blessings. That tells me God is going to make the enemy pay for the trouble. He’s going to bring you out better than you were before.


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What God has spoken to you may seem impossible, like it could never happen. Don’t get talked out of your dream. Don’t let doubt, what you don’t see happening, how unlikely it is, keep you from believing for what God promised. When thoughts tell you, “There’s no way; it’s been too long.” Just say, “No thanks. I know my right times are coming. Father, thank You that what You promised is already on the schedule. I don’t have to figure it out, but You’re going to make it happen, and it’s not going to be one second late.” We’re all going to wait, but learn to wait the right way. Wait in faith, wait with expectancy, wait with praise, thanking God in advance that it’s on the way.

We all have things we’re believing will change. We prayed, we believed, but we don’t see anything improving. What you can’t see is that the moment you prayed, in the unseen realm, the source of what was coming against you was cut off: the source of fear, the source of addiction, the source of sickness. There will always be times when it looks like God didn’t do what He promised. Don’t get discouraged because you don’t see anything happening. It’s just a matter of time. What God promised you is on the way.

When you’re in the suffering, in the struggle, in the mourning, you can’t see what God is about to do. Most of the time, God doesn’t show you what’s in store. All you can see is more of the same. “The Babylonians are bigger. There’s no way I can get out. No way I’ll get well. No way I’ll be happy after this breakup.” Don’t let the size of the Babylonians fool you. Don’t let those bad breaks, what you’ve been through, convince you that the suffering is permanent. In just a little while, our great God is going to show up and not only turn it around, but He’s going to fill your mouth with laughter. That means no more heartache, no more suffering, no more loneliness. God is about to do a new thing. He’s saying, you’ve suffered long enough. You’ve put up with the trouble, the heartache, the sorrow. Those tears of sadness are coming to an end. You’re going to see tears of joy, tears of gratitude, tears of thanksgiving. You’re going to be amazed at the goodness of God.