Now Where is Your God? – Daily Devotion for July 24th

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Now Where is Your God?

Daily Devotional for July 24th

I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God? Psalm 42:9-10

In these very dark and deceitful times, there is no shortage of demonic attacks on the body of Christ. There is also no shortage of God’s faithfulness.  The devil has no new tactics.  The lusts of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life are all common temptations for every man, woman, boy and girl.  When it comes to oppression of the enemy, his tactic has not changed either.  Tearing down our faith has always been one of the most popular attacks of the enemy; and that is probably because it has been so effective.

The devil tries to corner us; to get us in a scenario where we feel no help or hope from the Lord. How many times has the adversary made you feel cornered and said to you Now where is your God? This seed of doubt is intended to do one thing; to pull you out of faith.  If the devil can ever pull you from a place of faith, then he can get an advantage.  Faith is how we receive from God.  Faith is how we appropriate God’s protection.  Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen.  Without faith, it is impossible to please Him (God). 

God allows trials in our lives not just to make us stronger, but to reveal His faithfulness to you. God has a track record in those who’ve placed their trust in Him.  He never has failed.  He has never disappointed.  He has never let anyone down who has trusted Him.  So why should I be troubled when new storms come?  Why should every new trial bring new doubt when in every trial, God has come through?  We really have no right to doubt God’s faithfulness.  Satan would love to corner you; to completely compass you around and then taunt you in your mind and say I’ve got you. Now where is your God that you trusted in?  You should have a clear answer to this question.

So what shall I do when the devil attempts to encompass me about and say now where is your God? Our response should be obvious and easy.  It should be My God is with me. He promised He’d never leave me nor forsake me.  He will give me victory over you in Jesus name!  He will always cause me to triumph.  Who shall separate me from the love of God?  Shall distress, or things present or things to come…Psalm 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

2 thoughts on “Now Where is Your God? – Daily Devotion for July 24th

  1. “He never has failed. He has never disappointed. He has never let anyone down who has trusted Him” These are hard statements to make because, it seems, that God can deeply disappoint, even devastate us. At this critical juncture, professing Christians can either turn away from God or compel themselves to go deeper. May I share an example?
    My brother was my best friend. When I became a Christian, I prayed for years that he would also – and he did! We were the only believers in our family. Shortly thereafter however, he was struck with a debilitating disease. At 38, with a wife and 2 toddlers, his life unraveled During his illness, Paul had so much courage and strength, he was a constant encouragement to patients and medical staff. I was positive that the Lord would heal him, I had no doubt. EVEN WHEN HE DIED BEFORE MY EYES I said, ” I believe even now Lord, You can raise him up!” But He didn’t.
    I was deeply disappointed and angry. How could God make these children fatherless? One was adopted from an orphanage – now fatherless twice!
    ‘Deep disappointment’ is like a fiery flame, testing our faith. God doesn’t owe us any explanation but if we are willing, He may walk us thru those flames and reveal the eternal value that lays beneath the surface.
    The temporal view of things can be devastating….but the eternal view has living hope.
    Sorry to take so much space! May the Lord continue to bless and inspire you!

    • Yes our realities are difficult that’s for sure. One thing I’ve found out in my own life is that God has never let me down when I’ve honestly trusted Him. Tragedies and devastations in this life seem to erode our faith but we also understand that like Peter, we can sink even after we have been bidden out of the boat to walk to Jesus. I sure don’t claim to know all the answers and I have faced similar circumstances but we know that God is still good and His mercies endure forever. Thank you for sharing your heart with me sister!

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