Devotion for today–I had to pray on this one!!

The Point of No Return

We all have days when we just get fed up. We get tired of craziness
and erratic things happening to us. We get tired of crying, we get
tired of being mistreated, we get tired of feeling alone, empty,
brokenhearted… Whatever it may be, we all reach that point of
ICantTakeItAnymore-Dom. At these points the devil ramps up the attacks
and increases the voices of doubt or discouragement. We must recognize
these situations and call on God to guide us. We must trust that God,
if not ourselves or no one else is going to guide us through. Many
nights and days I have cried to no listening ears. I had to drag
myself from that point and pray to God for forgiveness. It hurts to
be at those points, but the devil doesn’t care! He wants us to die and
go to hell for ETERNAL TORTURE! It’s at those low points that God
wants us to turn to Him and those He sends to us for comfort and
guidance. Get out of that place! No defeat! No pity! Yes it’s okay
to vent about it as long as you don’t get back to that place. You open
yourself up for attacks and let yourself fall into temptation. We are
conquerors and rulers! Please look at 2 Cor 12:10 (my favorite
verse), 1 Peter 4:12-14, and James 2:14-26. Be blessed today!

“The joy of the Lord is your strength।” Nehemiah 8:10

**Posting the verses for convenience:

2 Corinthians 12:10:

That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

1 Peter 4:12-14:

12 Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. 13 Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.
14 So be happy when you are insulted for being a Christian, for then the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you.

James 2:14-26:

14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?
17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.
18 Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.”
19 You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?
21 Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. 23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” He was even called the friend of God. 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.
25 Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road. 26 Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.


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