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Joyce Meyer (July-02-2019) Daily Devotion: The Antidote for Doubt.
You may know the story of Abraham (see Genesis 12:1–7, 21:7). Basically, God promised Abraham a son, but at the time he was 100 years old, and his wife was 90, so their childbearing years were long gone!
But Abraham knew God had spoken and was determined not to focus on the natural impossibility that he and Sarah could have a child. Instead, he planted his faith in God's promise and held on to that promise by praising God. His story is so remarkable that Paul made reference to it in Romans 4:18–21.
Abraham had absolutely no reason to hope. In fact, if any situation has ever been beyond hope, it would be the possibility of two people past 90 being able to have a biological child.
Nevertheless, Abraham kept hoping; he kept believing God's promise. He did not waver in his faith or question God's promise. Instead, "he grew strong and empowered by faith" as he praised God.
The same thing will happen when you praise God. You gain more and more strength, your faith increases, and the things that are coming against you to defeat you are dissipated as you praise Him.
That's why it's important to be diligent to listen to praise and worship music. I encourage you to play it in your home and in your car; learn songs and sing them; thank God and praise Him!
Love God today: God never responds to complaining, but He does respond to praise and an attitude of gratitude.
Prayer Starter: Father, I choose to praise You today! I believe You are able to do the impossible in my life. Help me to see my circumstances with the “eye of faith.” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Joyce Meyer (March-26-2019) Sermon: Soul Poisons and Antidotes - Part 2. Do you ever feel wounded in your soul? Joyce explains why some of us are hurting inside and what we can do to overcome that hurt in our lives.
Joseph Prince (March-04-2020) Daily Devotion: THE ANTIDOTE TO FEAR.
1 John 4:18 - There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear…
Experts tell us that babies have two natural fears: the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. A study on fear was conducted on 500 adults of varying ages, backgrounds and lifestyles. The results showed that they shared some 7,000 different fears. This means that they must have learnt 6,998 fears since they were born. That is a lot of fears!
Actually, our bodies are designed for faith. Fear was foreign to man until Adam sinned against God. For the first time, Adam knew fear, and he hid from God and said, “I heard Your voice…I was afraid…I hid myself” (Genesis 3:10).
Since then, man has been living in the realm of fear—fear of the future, fear of what others might say, fear of diseases, fear of flying…Actually, every fear is born out of the feeling of being cut off from God. If you think that God is still mad at you, that He is out to punish you, how can you have faith that everything will be all right? How can you have faith for your miracle?
But I have good news for you. There is a sure antidote to fear. The apostle John says that “perfect love casts out fear.” When you know that God so loves you that He gave His Son to take your beating so that you can take His blessings, you will stop fearing.
God so loves you that at the cross, Jesus was rejected so that you could become God’s beloved. It was not the nails that kept Jesus on the cross. It was His love for you. And if God did not withhold Jesus, why do you think that He will withhold healing, finances or a blessed marriage from you (see Romans 8:32)?
Today, when you hear His voice, you will hear Him say, “You are My beloved child, in you I am well pleased.” And you don’t have to hide but you can run to Him without fear because He is not out to punish you. He is out to protect and provide for you, so fear not!
Joseph Prince (May-12-2018) Here’s the Number #1 antidote to stress and worry. Do you sometimes feel like there’re just too many things in life to handle and you’re so. Stressed. Out? Press play and see the ONE thing that’s truly needful everyday—and that will also fill you with God’s peace and strength to complete the rest of the tasks on your to-do list. A must-watch, we say ;) Enjoy!