August 2020



Numbers 13:27-33
27 They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. 28 But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of Anak there. 29 The Amalekites live in the Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live near the sea and along the Jordan.” 30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” 32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. 33 We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”

Numbers 14:1-9
14 That night all the members of the community raised their voices and wept aloud. All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and the whole assembly said to them, “If only we had died in Egypt! Or in this wilderness! Why is the Lord bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and children will be taken as plunder. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?” And they said to each other, “We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt.” Then Moses and Aaron fell face down in front of the whole Israelite assembly gathered there. Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes and said to the entire Israelite assembly, “The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good. If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us. Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them.”


So many times we choose to look at the size of our problem instead of looking at the size of our God.  At the sight of disaster or disappointment, we cower and resort to feelings of helplessness, discouragement, depression, and some even become physically ill.  As Christians we should be confident enough in our God, to stand tall in our shoes, and stare our trials down. The power we have been blessed with through Christ can overcome any obstacle.
We sometimes forget that the scripture; 1 John 4:4 says:  Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.

I want to encourage you today, that no matter what you are currently facing, or will ever face in the future, God is Bigger than it could ever possibly be, no matter the size!  God is bigger than any illness, including cancer.  He is bigger than relationship problems, financial problems, or any other problem that you could possibly have.  He and He alone is our only hope always because He is the only one that can handle anything no matter the size or threat that it presents to us.   He is almighty and all-knowing. He sees and knows our future and He holds the keys to it all. He will only allow what will draw us closer to Him and what is best for us.

Today as you consider the set of unpredictable sets of circumstances that you may find yourself in, know that if God is your Lord and Savior, you will be OK.  He works all things out for our good, and if He allows us to walk through a fiery trial, there’s a purpose in it.  No need to worry or fret, because there is no problem bigger than your God and that is truly something that we all should take comfort in knowing.

Jeremiah 23: 23-24
Am I a God near at hand,” says the Lord, “And not a God afar off?
24 Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the Lord;
“Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord.

Jeremiah 32:17
17 ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too [a]hard for You.

Isaiah 55: 8-9
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 40: 28
Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.

Psalm 147: 5
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.

Jeremiah 32:27
27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?

2nd Chronicles 6:18
18 “But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this [a]temple which I have built!

Deuteronomy 31:8
And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”

Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Genesis 18:14
14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

Jeremiah 10:12
He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom,
And has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.

Job 42: 2
“I know that You can do everything,  And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.

Job 11:17
And your life would be brighter than noonday. Though you were dark, you would be like the morning.

Psalm 90: 2
Before the mountains were brought forth,
Or ever You [a]had formed the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

Job 26:14
Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways,
And how small a whisper we hear of Him!
But the thunder of His power who can understand?”

Job 9:4
God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and prospered?

Jeremiah 10: 12
He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom,
And has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.

Isaiah 14:27
For the Lord of hosts has purposed, And who will annul it?
His hand is stretched out, And who will turn it back?”


45 Reasons That It Will Be OK    Part 2 

45 Reasons That It Will Be OK    Part 2    

My prayer is that as you continue reading the scriptures below in Part 2 of,  45 Reasons That It Will Be OK, that you are even more convinced that God is with you every step of the way.   No matter the challenge, or adversity it will be OK and you will be OK too.  Just continue to trust that His words are true.

God Bless!
Isaiah 12: 2
Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For (B)Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ ”

Psalm 86:5
For (A)You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.

Hebrews 13: 6
So we may boldly say:(A)“The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
Psalm 55: 22
Cast your burden on the Lord, And (B)He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be [a]moved.

Romans 5: 2-5
2 (A)through whom also we have access by faith into this grace (B)in which we stand, and (C)rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but (D)we also glory in tribulations, (E)knowing that tribulation produces [a]perseverance; 4 (F)and perseverance, [b]character; and character, hope. 5 (G)Now hope does not disappoint, (H)because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Isaiah 40: 29
29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.

Psalm 56:3
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You

Jeremiah 15:20
20 And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze (A)wall;
And they will fight against you, But (B)they shall not prevail against you;
For I am with you to save you And deliver you,” says the Lord.

Nahum 1: 7
The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And (B)He knows those who trust in Him.

Luke 11: 9-13
9 (B)“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; (C)seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 11 (D)If a son asks for [a]bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give (E)good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

Psalm 102:17
17 (A)He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, And shall not despise their prayer.

Psalm 145:18
18 (A)The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him (B)in truth.

1 John 1: 9
If we (A)confess our sins, He is (B)faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to (C)cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God (A)in your midst, The Mighty One, will save;
(B)He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

2 Corinthians 9: 8
8 (A)And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

Romans 8:28
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those (A)who are the called according to His purpose.

Matthew 6: 31-33
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But (A)seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Joshua 1: 9
9 (A)Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; (B)do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

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

Matthew 28:20
 (A)teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am (B)with you always, even to the end of the age.” [a]Amen.