February 7, 2001
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” (Psalm 34: 19)
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Precious Disciple of Jesus Christ, the Daystar,
In the Chinese language, the word for “problem” is the same as the word for “opportunity”. Are you facing a serious problem today? Then look at it as an opportunity–an opporunity for God to show Himself mighty on your behalf.
God is the Author of miracles. But did you ever consider that in order for a miracle to occur, there must be an impossible situation first?
Our Scripture verse for this week tells us that as disciples of Jesus Christ, we will endure many afflictions in life. But the good news is that our Lord will deliver us out of ALL of them. Not some, but all. As we stand in faith, our Lord will always come to the rescue.
No matter what problem you’re facing today, do not be discouraged or afraid. Find the Scripture promise that covers your problem and begin to speak that promise to your situation. If you are sick, confess that you are healed by the stripes of Jesus (1 Peter 2: 24). If you are in debt, confess that God supplies all of your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4: 19). If you are depressed, confess that the Lord is your glory and the lifter of your head (Psalm 3: 3).
As you speak God’s Word to your problem, the Word will get you through your problem. The Word is the key to your deliverance. Jesus is the Word; therefore, Jesus is the Key to your deliverance. When He says He will deliver you, He will.
Your sister in Christ,
Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
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