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JITHM Weekly Diplomat Corner – Devotional

AUGUST 12, 2018

Delivered into Your Hand

And the Lord said to Joshua. “Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand; not a man of them shall stand before you.” JOSHUA 10:8 

No greater confidence will ever come to you or any other Christian than the confidence of knowing you are doing God’s will. God will not commission you to do anything without ensuring your success. God assured Joshua that there was no reason to fear as he prepared to battle the Canaanites. God would allow the Israelites to fight the battle, but the outcome was settled before they ever picked up their weapons. What confidence this gave them as they fought! Even though their enemies fought relentlessly, Joshua’s army was certain of eventual victory

God does not promise you victory in every task you device, but He does promise that you will be successful whenever you follow His will (Deut. 28:7,25). Does it appear that people are keeping you from obeying God’s will? Rest assured that God will not allow anyone or anything to prevent His children from accomplishing His purposes.

Be careful to evaluate success in the way that God does. Perhaps He is working to produce His peace in your heart as you face troubling times. Perhaps He is working to develop a forgiving spirit in you when others mistreat you. Perhaps He is working to eliminate a particular sin in your life. If you accept the world’s understanding of victory, you may feel defeated. If you look to see what God is accomplishing through your situation, you will find that He is succeeding. When you face opposition but know you are doing what God has asked, have confidence that He will accomplish everything that He desires.

Prayer: Father Lord, please look unto my conscience and chase away any cobwebs of evil there. Fill my conscience with love, holiness, goodness, fairness, honesty, truth, and purity. When I sin against You, Father, please cause my conscience to move me until I make it right. Fill my conscience with the Holy Spirit and the mind of Christ, in Jesus’ Name. (1 John 1:7) HSMP

Prayer: Almighty God, I know You are doing what’s best for my life even when I don’t always understand it. I trust You, to lead me daily in the Way and bring me ultimately into Your presence for eternity. Lord, take control of my life, my heart, my mind, and my spirit. Mold them as You see fit, in Jesus’ Name. (Psalm 146:8) HSMP

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