The theme for Pastor Jerry Savelle Daily Devotional for today July 22 2023 is ”FACE THE PROBLEM”
SCRIPTURE: My heart is severely pained within me, and the terrors of death have fallen upon me. So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.” (Psalm 55:5-6 NKJV)
God doesn’t want you to run away from any situation in defeat. Victory is always His plan for you.
Running away from problems and troubles is always society’s mentality: “Oh, if I cold just leave this place. If I could just get in the car and go.” Looking for the easy way out of trouble and misery doesn’t work. Running from the problem that causes those feelings won’t do any good. If you avoid dealing with the issue now, it will be even more difficult to stand and face it later.
People often quit their job because of someone they work with, only to end up working with someone worse at their next place of employment. God wants you to learn to face your problems and overcome them by applying His Word. He wants you to learn to work with unpleasant co-workers by overcoming evil with good. When they blame you for something you didn’t do, bless them and help them.
Being a doer of the Word isn’t always easy, but it always works.
Although David wanted to fly away and be at rest, he changed his speech and declared a few lines later “As for me, I will call upon God, and the LORD shall save me” (Psalm 55:16 NKJV).
God doesn’t want you to leave any situation in defeat. If it is God’s time to move you on, He won’t use negative circumstances to lead you. Instead of running from the problem, overcome it. And then move on.
Confession: I choose to face the problems before me today. I will apply the Word of God to them, and I will overcome them. I will call upon God, and the Lord shall save me.
Author: Jerry Savelle