God Coming Through - Daily Devotional
If your listening to this now and you are in a tough situation now I’m praying this encourages you to believe for a breakthrough. If you have your back against the wall and you are stuck between a wall and a hard place you are in the perfect situation for God to show himself strong on your behalf. If you read your Bible we see that God always does his greatest miracles when the situation is almost impossible from a human perspective. But that’s when God steps in and does something AMAZING!!! And most of the time God orchestras the situation against himself to show how powerful he is. So listen to this episode and watch God make a way out of your impossible situation. Let this episode encourage you!
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Episode Notes & Bible Verses
God hardened Pharaohs heart
So the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Take for yourselves handfuls of ashes from a furnace, and let Moses scatter it toward the heavens in the sight of Pharaoh. And it will become fine dust in all the land of Egypt, and it will cause boils that break out in sores on man and beast throughout all the land of Egypt.” Then they took ashes from the furnace and stood before Pharaoh, and Moses scattered them toward heaven. And they caused boils that break out in sores on man and beast. And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians and on all the Egyptians. But the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh; and he did not heed them, just as the Lord had spoken to Moses. – Exodus 9:8-12
Six times God actually hardens Pharaoh’s heart (Ex. 9:12; 10:1; 10:20; 10:27; 11:10; 14:8)
Now imagine this from Moses perspective. That God told him to lead the Israelites out of Pharaoh grasp but at the same time God makes it harder by hardening Pharaoh’s heart. We know the end of this story. God caused them to be free even though Pharaoh’s heart was hard.
So if you are facing a situation that seams stubborn or dealing with a person with a hardened heart just know that God delivered his people in the same situation before and he can do it again for you!
Gideon had too many men
Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him rose early and encamped beside the well of Harod, so that the camp of the Midianites was on the north side of them by the hill of Moreh in the valley. And the Lord said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’ Now therefore, proclaim in the hearing of the people, saying, ‘Whoever is fearful and afraid, let him turn and depart at once from Mount Gilead.’ ” And twenty-two thousand of the people returned, and ten thousand remained. But the Lord said to Gideon, “The people are still too many; bring them down to the water, and I will test them for you there. Then it will be, that of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall go with you,’ the same shall go with you; and of whomever I say to you, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ the same shall not go.” So he brought the people down to the water. And the Lord said to Gideon, “Everyone who laps from the water with his tongue, as a dog laps, you shall set apart by himself; likewise everyone who gets down on his knees to drink.” And the number of those who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men; but all the rest of the people got down on their knees to drink water. Then the Lord said to Gideon, “By the three hundred men who lapped I will save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand. Let all the other people go, every man to his place.” – Judges 7:1-7
If you feel like you are following God but are outnumbered by opposition, you are right where God wants you to be. Here God actually told Gideon that his army was too big so he caused the total number in the army to be reduced from 22,000 to 300. This is so that there was no doubt that God would get the glory for the victory and not the Israelites.
David vs. Goliath
“And a champion went out from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. He had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. And he had bronze armor on his legs and a bronze javelin between his shoulders. Now the staff of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his iron spearhead weighed six hundred shekels; and a shield-bearer went before him. – I Samuel 17:4-7
“So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail. David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off. Then he took his staff in his hand; and he chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag, in a pouch which he had, and his sling was in his hand. And he drew near to the Philistine. – I Samuel 17:38-40
Some of the most manuscripts have Goliath recorded as as tall as 9’9”. The Bible doesn’t mention how big David was but he was the least of all his brothers. The verses I read have the description of Goliath and how big and heavy his armour was. David on the other hand couldn’t fit in Saul’s armour when it was offered to him. David didn’t even know how to use Saul’s weapons for the battle. So he went into the battle with no natural armour or weapons. But he was equipped with spiritual weapons and was protected by the almighty God.
So you to are protected by God and have his word that you can use as a weapon. Since we are in covenant with God we are on his side and any opposition, regardless on how big it is, is defeated in Jesus Name.
Paul and Silas in jail
Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods. And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. – Acts 16:22-26 NKJV
Lazeras dead for 4 days
So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles away. – John 11:17-18 NKJV
Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.” Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” – John 11:41-43 NKJV
Jesus could’ve arrives on time to heal Lazarus privately. Instead he arrived late and put on a public display of the power of God. When we are going through things and we think that the opportunity is “dead” or has no chance of working out in our favour, we need to remember that God might want to do a miracle in our lives so that our loved ones around us can see His glory and believe in him. Let this encourage to to continue to believe for that miracle, even though it looks as good as dead.