The theme for today’s Joyce Meyer daily devotional September 18 2023 is ”Victory in Jesus”
SCRIPTURE: Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless. With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.— Psalm 108:12-13 (NIV).
Too often, when we are in trouble or have questions we need answered, we run to our friends for help. But we should always go to God first. He may use a person to help us or to speak a timely word to us, but if it doesn’t originate with God, it will be useless.
God gives us victory over our enemies if we listen to and obey Him. He will fight for us, and while we wait, we can expect to see Him do great things and look forward to them. Ask God for help, pray for and forgive your enemies as God instructs, and avoid depending on human flesh, for God says clearly in today’s scripture that “human help is worthless.”
Dave and I have four adult children, and we love for them to come to us for advice. It shows that they respect and value our opinion. If they always went to other people for counsel, we would feel that they don’t value our ability to help them. I imagine God is the same way. He is our Father, and He wants us to run to Him for all the help we need.
If you have asked God to help you but you don’t see anything changing yet, don’t be discouraged. As long as you keep believing, God is working.
Prayer of the Day: Father, I am thankful that You are always working on my behalf and that You will give me victory over my enemies.