Why your Situation must Change (I)
“The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day” (Proverbs 4:18)
This is the key Bible verse for the “Come and See” devotional today.
Nobody has a perfect life experience that lasts from the beginning to the end. Life is inevitably made up of highs and lows. The Bible states: “yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.” (Job 5:7, New King James Version). The question we now seek to answer is this: will your current unfortunate situation continue throughout your life? Is there any chance for a positive turn around?
When a person’s bad situation lingers for long, it has the tendency to change your true identity and name tag. The Biblical account of the man known as blind Bartimaeus readily comes to mind (see Mark 10:46-52). Prior to his healing by Jesus Christ, the prefix to his name depicted his unfortunate condition of blindness. After his healing and without any doubt, it must have taken some time before people became used to calling him by his proper title of a “Mister”. Even the bible introduced and labelled him as “Blind Bartimaeus” but we all know he was no longer blind especially after his encounter with Jesus Christ. You are often described by your good or bad status.
One key reason why your present misfortunes must improve is because the situation cannot compete with God. The name of God is sacred and nothing can be mistaken with His awesome identity. He said to the children of Israel: “I’m a jealous God and not to be trifled with.” (Ezekiel 5:13b, New King James Version). Once more, the Most High God deliberately says: “I am Jehovah, that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise unto graven images.” (Isaiah 42:8, American Standard Version).
These verses suggest that those misfortunes that seek to bear a resemblance to the name of God in our lives will never be tolerated in His presence. God does not change. It is impossible for any unpleasant situation, no matter how long it has lingered, to take the place of the Almighty God as the “Ancient of Days” (read Daniel 7:9). There is only one “Ancient of Days” that lives and reigns forever. He is the unchangeable changer of situations.
Many Biblical accounts relate how God often reveals His name to address a particular situation. For instance, only GOD could deliver the Israelites from bondage in Egypt, which had lasted for more than four hundred years. So, He appeared to Moses as the Jehovah Almighty God (read Exodus 6:3). In a similar manner, we need to identify any persistent and seemingly impossible situations in our life and then bring them before the “Everlasting God of all possibilities” for their termination.
Hannah never testified at Shiloh, until she brought her prolonged bareness before God of fruitfulness and her bareness was terminated. Also, Elizabeth was known by her predicament of bareness, but when God intervened, her reproach was taken away. The bible recorded the response of Angel Gabriel to Mary’s question on the power of God as follows: “Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible” (Luke 1 :36 -37- New King James Version).
Let us pray: “Father, by your power bring an end to all sorrows in my life” in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.
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