Hope For Today! June 2

Today is going to be a great day!

God‘s mercy is new every morning. Laminations 3:23

I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness – secret riches.

Hidden Treasures In The Darkness

God has been bringing this verse to the forefront of my mind day after day and I believe God wants me to share about Hidden Treasures In The Darkness. I have always clung to this verse because darkness meant the times I suffered with my depression, which was a lot of my life. But working on my next book the last few months, “Bipolar-Our Life Journey.” I am realizing even though it’s been a really rough road God was guiding my footsteps all along the way. One thing I know is we have lived a blessed life even in the midst of all the pain and hardship that our family endured. 

This example is from Joel Osteen’s book, “You Are Stronger Than You Think”. Victory Begins In The Dark. I read this book months ago, but this morning God reminded me of this chapter and it explains it perfectly. 

The book of Genesis begins by telling how God created everything. It’s interesting that it says, “The evening and the morning were the first day. “You would think it would be the reverse, that “the morning and the evening were the first day.” But God starts the day in the dark. At twelve a.m., nothing looks any different. If you didn’t have a watch, you wouldn’t know you entered a new day. It’s still dark outside. It looks the same as it did at 9 o’clock, at 10 o’clock, at 11 o’clock. There’s no sign that something has changed. But when the clock strikes midnight, in that one second, with nothing looking any different, it goes from p.m. to a.m. It’s still dark, but it’s a new day.

It would make more sense if God started the day when the sun came up and it was light. At six or 7 o’clock in the morning, when the dawn breaks the light comes, it’s obvious that it’s a new day. We can see it, and things have changed. We hear the birds chirping. The sun comes over the horizon. We have all this evidence that we’re entering a new day. But God chose to start the day in the dark on purpose. 

It’s symbolic of how He does things in our lives. He gives us the promise that says we’ve come into a new day-that He’s restoring health to us, that we’re going to lend and not borrow, that our child is going to get back on course. We believe, we pray, and we stand on the promise, but nothing is changing. Nothing looks any different, nothing feels any different. It’s still dark outside. My back is still hurting. My business hasn’t grown. My health hasn’t improved. This is what faith is all about. You can’t see it, but you have to know that you’ve past midnight. You’ve gone from p.m. to a.m Yes, it’s still dark outside, and nothing has changed, but the sun is on its way up. Healing is on the horizon, along with promotion, freedom and the right people. It’s just a matter of time before you see the light breaking forth.

Don’t get discouraged by the dark. The dark doesn’t mean that nothing has changed. The dark is not a sign that God is not working, that He didn’t hear your prayer. You have to walk by faith and not by sight. If you walk by sight, you’ll talk yourself out of it, because 11:30 p.m. doesn’t look any different than midnight. Everything you can see, feel, touch and smell looks just the same. There’s no evidence that it’s a new day. But the psalmist says, “The moment you pray, the tide of the battle turns.” You can’t see it, but when you pray, you left the p.m. and you came into the a.m. it’s a new day. You may not see any signs of it; that’s okay, but victory begins in the dark.

Instead of complaining about the dark, have a new perspective. The dark means the sun is on the way up. The promise is about to come forth. Who can stop the sun from rising each morning? Who can keep the light from breaking forth over the horizon? All the forces of darkness cannot stop what God has ordained for you. They cannot keep what He promised from coming to pass. In the face of that darkness, when you don’t see any light, get in agreement with God and say, “Father, thank You that it is a new day. It may still be dark out but I don’t go by what I see, I go by what I know. I know I have past midnight, which means my healing is coming, my breakthrough is coming, my abundance is coming, my victory is coming.“

When you realize God starts with darkness to bring about new things in your life you won’t get discouraged by the darkness. You will thank Him in the midst of the darkness, and you’ll praise Him despite what’s trying to stop you. From: You Are Stronger Than You Think. by Joel Osteen

I am a true believer that your life will change forever if you put your faith in God and trust Him with your life. The closer I get to God, I realized all the years I lost to fear and worry because I did not trust Him with my life. I have lived in the darkness most of my life and my mission in life is to help others find freedom in Christ and no longer live in the darkness, but find the hidden treasures in those secret places and bring riches from them in the eternal realm. That is my desire for my life that through my pain, with God flowing through me, I can be a vessel for His kingdom and I can help others find freedom so much sooner than I did. Don’t be discouraged because it’s been dark a long time-that is a sign that God is about to do something you’ve never seen. Trust Him Today!

God Loves You So Much!

Believe In Miracle! Blessings! Melissa

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