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Aug 14 22

Maintain Your Faith and Don’t Panic

by J. M. Farro

   “The one who maintains his faith will not panic.”  Isaiah 28:16 NET

   When my husband, Joe, and I were told by our township that our neighborhood would be getting a new sewer system, we had mixed feelings about the matter.  On the one hand, we wouldn’t miss having a septic system.  But on the other hand, we suspected that our new sewers might come with a heavy price tag.  We had hoped that we would have a choice in the matter, but we were told that we would be forced to hook up to the new sewers as soon as they were installed.

   The more information we received from our township, the more distressed we became.  New sewers were going to cost each homeowner many thousands of dollars.  Joe and I had just gotten ourselves out of debt, after decades of having large bills and mortgages to pay.  And now, both of us were retired.  We attended a town meeting to voice our concerns and complaints about being forced to pay for new sewers.  But the people in charge made it clear that they would have the final say in the matter.

   All this time, Joe and I were praying and seeking God for His wisdom and intervention, and we were trusting the Lord to have the last word in our situation.  Then, our township informed us that they were going to give us and our neighbors a tidy sum of money to offset the expense of the new sewers.  Joe and I breathed a sigh of relief, and we gave thanks to God for rescuing us from what surely would have been burdensome debt in our retirement.

   The Bible says: “The one who maintains his faith will not panic.” (Isaiah 28:16 NET)  The Lord made it very clear to me that how I responded to this ordeal from the very beginning could have a major impact on my outcome.  And He impressed upon me that I should resist becoming fearful or fretful.  Just as faith invites the miracle-working power of God into our lives and circumstances, fear can give the devil an open door to bring confusion and defeat.  How do we “maintain our faith” so that we don’t panic in troubling times?  We make a deliberate effort to pray and stand on God’s promises of deliverance, victory, and assistance.  And we absolutely refuse to doubt our God.  Let me leave you with a precious promise from His Word today: “Do not let this happy trust in the Lord die away, no matter what happens.  Remember your reward!  You need to keep on patiently doing God’s will if you want Him to do for you all that He has promised!” (Hebrews 10:35-36 TLB)

   Lord, teach me how to maintain my faith in tense situations so that I won’t panic.  Show me how to develop a working knowledge of Your Word, so that I can pray it and declare it in faith at a moment’s notice.  Thank You that as I focus on You and Your promises – instead of my circumstances – I will reap the blessed rewards You have in store for Your most faithful ones!

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Aug 7 22

God Himself will Provide

by J. M. Farro

   “God Himself will provide…”  Genesis 22:8 NIV

   My eleven-year-old grandson, William, is fascinated with ants.  He can tell you almost anything about the ant kingdom, because one of his hobbies is studying them.  Recently, he decided that he wanted to start his own ant colony.  He got permission from his parents to begin this ambitious project, and then he went about searching for a queen ant.  When he told me about it, I suggested that we pray for the Lord to provide him with the perfect specimen for his ant colony.  William checked all of the usual places where queen ants would normally be found, but he came up empty every time.

   One day, my husband, Joe, stopped by Will’s house to drop something off for my son, John, and his wife, Amy.  As Joe entered their house, John noticed right away that there was a bug on my husband’s neck.  Instinctively, Joe brushed the insect off his neck, and it dropped to the floor.  William bent down to inspect it, and declared, “It’s a queen ant!”  Not only was it a queen, but it was the exact species of ant that Will had prayed for.  Needless to say, we were all stunned, and we marveled at how the Lord provided my grandson with exactly what he needed to start his new project.

   As I pondered over how the Lord graciously answered my grandson’s prayer for his ant project, I thought about Abraham’s words to his son in Genesis 22:8 (NIV): “God Himself will provide.”  Since then, every time I begin to worry about my needs, this promise from God comes up in my spirit.  Sometimes, it’s my healing needs that cause me concern.  Other times, it’s my financial or material needs.  Whatever the need is, I can’t stay worried for very long because this promise always arises in my heart.  God Himself will provide.

   If the God of All Creation cares enough about a little boy’s ant project to go out of His way to provide him with the perfect queen ant, why on earth would He do anything less for one of His children who has even more important needs and desires?  I am reminded of a powerful verse of Scripture that says: “He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?” (Romans 8:32 AMP)  I urge you to believe with all of your heart that the Lord is eager to provide for you – and call upon Him in faith and confidence today!

   Lord, whenever I begin to worry about my needs being met, remind me that You have promised to be my Provider. (Philippians 4:19)  Deliver me from all of my fears. (Psalm 34:4)  And help me to always see You as my true Source of all of my healing, financial, and material needs.  Teach me to always see You as the generous God you are.  Thank You that as I put my trust in You, You will lavish upon me all good things, fulfilling my every need!  (1 Timothy 6:17 TPT)

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Jul 31 22

Answer Their Insults

by J. M. Farro

   “Show me Your love and save me, Lord, as You have promised.  Then I will have an answer for everyone who insults me for trusting Your word.”  Psalm 119:41-42 CEV

   I gave one of my books to a neighbor some time ago, and after she read it, she began mocking my faith in God and His promises.  I confess that I was totally unprepared for her negative reaction, especially since she professed to be a Christian, and she prayed regularly.

   I was so pained by her hurtful speech that I quickly got alone with God, and poured out my heart to Him, asking Him for His perspective in the matter.  He led me to the verses above in Psalm 119.  And He impressed upon my heart that if I would continue to pray and trust Him to act on my behalf in every situation – according to His promises – He would reward me with His supernatural protection and provision.  And He would shut the mouths of those who insult me for believing in Him and His Word.

   I have seen the Lord prove His faithfulness to me in this manner time and time again.  His answers didn’t always come as quickly as I had hoped – but they did always come.  I am convinced more than ever that God loves to reward His faithful ones for their faithfulness.  There are many promises in His Word that bear this out.  One of my personal favorites is Proverbs 28:20 (NET): “A faithful person will have an abundance of blessings.”  Hallelujah!  And the faithless?  They have sealed their fate with their unbelief. (Revelation 21:8)  They deserve our pity and our prayers.

   The next time someone insults you for your faith in God and His promises, ask the Lord to answer their insults with mighty works on your behalf!

   Lord, when I am insulted or ridiculed for my faith, help me to respond in a Christlike manner.  Remind me often that Scripture says that “everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” (2 Timothy 3:12 NLT)  Give me the right words at the right time to answer those who challenge my devotion to You. (Matthew 10:19-20)  Thank You for Your promise which says that You will show Yourself strong on my behalf because my heart is loyal to You! (2 Chronicles 16:9 NKJV)

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Jul 24 22

Stop Judging By Mere Appearances

by J. M. Farro

   “Stop judging by mere appearances and make a right judgment.”  John 7:24 NIV                                                                                        

   If you are struggling with discouragement in any area of your life today, I have a word of encouragement for you.  It’s Isaiah 11:3 (NIV), which says, “He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes or decide by what he hears with his ears.”  This verse refers to the coming Messiah, but it also applies to all Christ-followers.

   The Lord has used this Scripture over the years to teach me to resist judging situations by their appearance, or by what someone else says about them.  We are called to “walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)  One reason why this is so important is that if we only discern circumstances through our five senses, we will miss out on the opportunities, rewards, and promotions that God has in store for us.  Most of God’s activity is silent and invisible, and if we fail to remember this fact at any time, we will become negative and discouraged when we don’t SEE or HEAR anything happening in our situation, and we will be less likely to persevere in our faith and our prayers.

   Jesus Himself said, “Stop judging by mere appearances and make a right judgment.” (John 7:24 NIV)  If you and I are going to be the world-changers for Christ that we are called to be, we simply cannot afford to judge people and circumstances the way the rest of the world does.  If you have prayed about a situation, believe that God is already working behind the scenes in the matter, and resist viewing it from a worldly perspective.  Ask the Lord to help you to see things from His perspective from now on, and position yourself to receive the answers to your prayers in extraordinary ways!

   Lord, please remind me often that You have called me to walk by faith, and not by sight.  Grant me revelation from heaven that will give me a heavenly perspective on every situation I face.  Help me to resist relying on my five senses, and to depend on Your Holy Spirit to guide and instruct me.  Thank You that as I stop judging by mere appearances and make right judgments, Your highest purposes will prevail in every area of my life!

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Jul 17 22

Your Change Will Come

by J. M. Farro

   “All the days of my struggle I will wait until my change comes.” Job 14:14 NASB

   I have been walking closely with the Lord for 30 years, but even now there are some things that I still struggle with.  While I have come a long way, and I am not the person I was many years ago, I long to see some dramatic and lasting changes in certain areas of my life.  I was thinking and praying about these things the other day, when the Lord led me to a verse in the book of Job that ministered encouragement to me.  It says, “All the days of my struggle I will wait until my change comes.” (Job 14:14 NASB)

   This was God’s loving way of letting me know that if I would simply keep my eyes on Him, and if I would trust Him to continue to work in my heart and life, that “change” that I am longing for will eventually manifest.  The Amplified translation says, “I will wait till my change and release shall come.” That word “release” fills me with a fresh sense of hope every time.

   I am so grateful that the Bible assures us that God doesn’t expect us to live for Him without His help.  A promise that I claim every day is Philippians 2:13 (CEV): “God is working in you to make you willing and able to obey Him.”  Hallelujah!  We must always remember that one reason why Jesus went to the cross was so that we could have His Holy Spirit living on the inside of us, once we receive Him as our Lord and Savior.  It’s His Spirit who will make us “willing and able to obey Him” more and more, as we cooperate with Him on a moment-by-moment basis.

   If you are struggling in some area today, don’t just wait for your change or release – but wait with expectation and hope.  And claim this precious prayer-promise from the Lord – You keep every promise You’ve ever made to me!  Since Your love for me is constant and endless, I ask You, Lord, to finish every good thing that You’ve begun in me!” (Psalm 138:8 TPT)

    Lord, I am so deeply grateful for Your Holy Spirit who dwells on the inside of me.  Help me to cooperate with Him at all times, and in every way, so that I can walk closely and joyfully with You throughout each day.  Fill me with an ever-increasing love and desire for Your Word, so that I will spend time in it on a regular basis.  Thank You that as I look to You and Your plan of victory for me, my change will come – not just for a day, but for all time!

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Jul 10 22

Spirit-Led Prayer

by J. M. Farro

   “The Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us…  The Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”  Romans 8:26-27 NIV

   Years ago, during the prayer request time at a meeting of his high school Bible Club, my son asked for prayer for his grandmother (my mother), who had just been diagnosed with a suspicious growth in her body and was scheduled for a biopsy.  He was dismayed when the girl who was helping him lead the club began by praying simply that any cancer found in my mother’s body would be treatable.  Led by the Spirit of God, my son followed with a prayer asking that absolutely no trace of cancer would be found in his grandmother’s body, and that she would need no special treatment as a result of the biopsy findings.  We were all amazed when we heard a few days later that not only was my mother cancer free, but the suspicious growth in her body was a harmless mass of fatty tissue that required no further treatment.  This experience taught us a valuable lesson about prayer.  If we let Him, the Holy Spirit will help us to pray God’s will for ourselves and others, as the verses above promise.  Best of all, our Spirit-led prayers can invite God to do “exceedingly abundantly above all we dare ask or imagine” in our lives and circumstances. (Ephesians 3:20)

   Recently, I read a testimony about a woman whose son was in a serious car accident and was told by the doctors that he would not survive.  Overcome with grief, she prayed and asked God to spare her son’s life, even if he was left severely crippled.  Immediately, she was convicted by the Holy Spirit, who prompted her to pray for a complete recovery for her son.  She obeyed and as a result, her son was restored to wholeness in a way that even the doctors called “miraculous.”  I can’t help but wonder how different things would have turned out for this woman and her family if she had not been sensitive to the Spirit of God’s leading.  She could have easily listened to and agreed with the negative reports that surrounded her, especially by the medical experts who had examined her son.  She could have caved in to her fears and feelings of desperation and despair.  And she could have seen the visible damage done to her son’s body and concluded – as many of us would have – that he was doomed.  Instead, she boldly embraced God’s invitation to lay hold of a miracle for her child.

   I believe that, too often, we let our minds, our circumstances, or other people tell us how to pray.  As a result, we often settle for less than God’s best.  The Bible says, “The Lord is able to give you much more than this.” (2 Chronicles 25:9 NKJV)  This is God’s invitation to go from good to better, and from better to best in every area of our lives.  Prayer is an essential part of the process, and that’s why it’s important for us to depend on God’s Spirit to help us pray.  Very often, I’m prompted by the Holy Spirit to pray for the “impossible.”  Invariably, my own spirit cries out, “But what if God doesn’t answer my prayer?”  The answer that always comes is, “What if He DOES?”  I have decided that I would rather ask and risk disappointment than to never know if the Lord would have used me to lay hold of a miracle for someone.  What circumstances are you facing today that could use a touch of the miraculous?  Today, ask the Lord to lead you in prayer, then get ready to reap an abundance of blessings!

   Lord, teach me to ask for Your guidance when I pray for myself and others.  Help me to become sensitive to Your Spirit’s leading by seeking You daily in prayer, praise, and Bible study.  Give me the faith and the grace I need to reach for Your highest and best in every situation.  Thank You that my Spirit-led prayers will bless many and glorify You!

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Jul 3 22

Remember With Confidence

by J. M. Farro

   “You shall remember with confidence what the Lord your God did…” Deuteronomy 7:18 AMP

   When the Lord told the Israelites to go in and possess the land He promised them, their first reaction was fear and doubt, so He tried to reassure them.  “You may say to yourselves, ‘These nations are stronger than we are.  How can we drive them out?’  But do not be afraid of them; REMEMBER WELL what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt.” (Deuteronomy 7:17-18 NIV)  What was the Lord doing?  He was trying to shift His people’s focus from fear to faith by saying, “Stop rehearsing your problems and shortcomings, and start remembering how I have delivered you in the past, so that your confidence in Me will grow.”  The Amplified translation reads, “You shall remember WITH CONFIDENCE what the Lord your God did…”

   The Lord goes on to remind His people of how with a “mighty hand and outstretched arm,” He rescued them from their Egyptian enemies.  And He tells them, “The Lord your God will do the same to all the peoples you now fear.” (v. 19 NIV)  In other words, God was just as able to defeat their NEW enemies as He was their former enemies.  And He warns and encourages them at the same time when He says, “Do not be terrified by them, for the Lord your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God.” (v. 21 NIV)  Hallelujah!

   I believe this word from the Lord could very well be for you today, as well as for me.  Those adversaries that you are facing now in the natural and spiritual realms are no match for God.  The Lord will see that you overcome them, IF you will cooperate with Him by “remembering with confidence” how He has delivered you in the past.  Just keep believing, and the same “great and awesome God” who led you to victory before, will do it again and again in the days to come!

   Lord, help me to keep my eyes off of my adversities, and to fix them squarely on You.  Help me to keep my mind off of my problems, and to meditate on Your promises, instead.  Please continually remind me of all of the ways You have blessed, delivered, and rescued me in the past.  Instill in me a rock-solid confidence in You and Your Word.  Thank You that as I resist fear, and look confidently to You to fight my battles for me, I will discover once again what a great and awesome God You truly are!

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Jun 26 22

The Five-Dog Rule

by J. M. Farro

   “They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.  They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.” Psalm 112:7-8 NLT

   When our next-door neighbors told us that they were moving away, at first, my husband Joe and I were very sad.  Then, when they told us that our new neighbors had five dogs, we began to panic.  Joe and I immediately began to fret about the noise and irritation that we would have to endure because of barking dogs being so close to us.  We had a similar problem in our former home, and it made our lives miserable day and night.

   Suddenly, I remembered the powerful resources I had in my close relationship with God and prayer.  I appealed to the Lord to make certain that having five dogs next door would be a blessing to us, instead of a curse.  That was fourteen years ago, and I can honestly say that our neighbors’ pets have never been a problem for us in any way, including where barking is concerned.  And they have been the greatest blessing to us out of all of our neighbors over the years.

   The Lord reminded me of this experience recently when I had heard some upsetting news.  He reassured me that if I would resist becoming fearful – and if I would pray and put my trust in Him – He would guarantee that the situation would work FOR me, instead of against me.  Since then, I have learned to call this “the five-dog rule.”  When my husband became upset about something the other day, I told him, “Remember the five-dog rule!”  And it helped him not to panic, but to put his trust in God.

   Scripture says about God’s righteous ones – “They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.  They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.” (Psalm 112:7-8 NLT)  Praise God that you and I don’t have to fear bad news when we trust the Lord to care for us, and to turn our troubles into triumphs!

   Lord, whenever I hear bad news of any kind, please calm my heart and mind, and cause me to immediately reach out to You.  Give me Your perspective in the situation, and help me to pray the prayers of Your heart.  Remind me that it is Your will and pleasure to fight my battles for me, as I commit and entrust them to You.  Thank You that as I resist fear and doubt, You will cause me to triumph over every adversity!

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Jun 18 22

Let Go and Relax!

by J. M. Farro

   “Cease striving and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 NASB 

   I was seeking the Lord about a troublesome situation during my quiet time with Him, when He led me to Psalm 46.  This is the psalm that starts out by saying, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1 NASB)  I have experienced the power of having the Lord be “a very present help in trouble” in the past, but my current situation seemed different somehow.  And I was getting frustrated and discouraged.

   As I read through the rest of this psalm, I came to verse 10, which says, “Cease striving and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10 NASB)  I have seen this verse of Scripture countless times, and it has always ministered peace to my hurting soul.  But what I never noticed before was a footnote for this verse in the NASB translation.  It says simply, “Let go, relax.”  When I read those words, it was like every fiber of my being lit up, and I knew the Lord was speaking to me.

   I looked up the definition of the word “striving,” and I found phrases like “making great efforts to achieve or obtain something” and “struggling or fighting vigorously.”  The Lord’s message to me was clear.  If I wanted Him to be “a very present help” in my troubling situation, I had to cease my “great efforts” and my “struggling,” and I had to “let go” and “relax.”

   I believe this message could very well apply to a situation you are facing right now.  You have done everything you could possibly do, but the situation persists, and you are tempted to give in to frustration and discouragement.  Take heart, dear one.  Let go and relax – entrusting the matter entirely to the Lord.  And watch Him do what only He can do!

   Lord, I declare that You are my refuge and strength, and a very present help in times of trouble.  Remind me often that Your Word says, “God wants His children to live in peace.” (1 Corinthians 7:15 NLT)  Teach me how to cast all of my cares and anxieties upon You every day, so that You can support me and sustain me according to Your promise. (Psalm 55:22; 1 Peter 5:7)  Thank You that as I let go and relax, You will prove Yourself to be my Burden-Bearer, and You will fight – and win! – all of my battles for me! (Psalm 68:19 NIV; Exodus 14:14)

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Jun 12 22

An Increase of Honor and Comfort

by J. M. Farro

   “Though You have made me see troubles, many and bitter, You will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth You will again bring me up.  You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.”  Psalm 71:20-21 NIV

   One of the things I appreciate about Jesus is His honesty.  He told us plainly that we would experience trials and troubles in this world, so that we would not lose our faith in Him when we encountered them. (John 16:33)  If we will remember God’s promises, and cling to them in times of turmoil, the Lord will always turn things around in our favor in the end. (Romans 8:28)

   The verses above from Psalm 71 say the same thing.  There are times when God does allow us to “see troubles, many and bitter.”  But that is not the end of the story.  Because He is a God of restoration, He revives us, and gives us a resurrection out of the depths we sink into.  But He doesn’t stop there.  He ultimately increases our honor in ways that bring glory to Him – and He comforts us, and fills us with a fresh sense of purpose.

   Jesus is the perfect example of these biblical principles.  God made Him suffer greatly, but He did it for the purpose of, not only resurrecting Him, but increasing His honor – so that God might be glorified. You may feel like you are in the midst of bitter troubles today, but God has a resurrection in store for you – IF you will refuse to doubt Him and His good intentions for you.  Lean heavily upon Him, dear one, and know that an increase of honor and comfort is headed your way right now!

   Lord, when troubles come my way, help me to turn to You before I turn to anyone else.  Comfort me as only You can.  Rescue me from doubt and despair, and restore to me all that I have lost. (Zechariah 9:12)  Increase my greatness and my honor, and make me prosper more than ever before. (Psalm 71:21 AMP; Ezekiel 36:11)  Thank You that as I commit my battles to You, and enter Your rest, You will cause me to triumph over every adversity for Your glory! (2 Chronicles 20:15; Hebrews 4:3; 2 Corinthians 2:14)

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