S. O. A. P.
Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
What I have feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.
Evidently, while Job was prospering and things were going well he must’ve had his focus on what could happen instead of what was happening. The things he focused on in the good times came around to eventually bite him. Consequently he actually received in the end what he had believed for from the beginning.
All of us have a part of us that doesn’t believe victory will last for us, or anybody else. And through the years I have definitely had my ups and downs, mountains and valleys, and ebbs and flows. But however you want to label your ups and downs, I refuse to focus on downs, valleys, and “Bad Times.” With God’s help I do my best to focus on God’s Promises, Victories He’s brought me to, and Valleys He’s brought me through. If I’m going through a “rough patch” in life, I’m believing for better days ahead. But for Job, if you remember, he was always going to his kids’ homes on the morning after the wild parties they threw the night before, in order to repent for them before the Lord (Job 1:4, 5). Apparently as prosperous as Job was, he was focused on a “Bad Future.” He said, “What I feared has come upon me.” Whatever you’re faced with today, remember to believe for better days ahead. In other words … “Change Your Focus.”
I Thank You for the strength today to focus on the VICTORY You have promised me. Amen