Today's SoulFood Reading

for Thursday, May 09
‘My God sent his angel and shut the lions’ mouths;’ Daniel  6:22 CSB

Here are some more situations when God might send an angel to help you.

1) When doing the right thing gets you into trouble. Doing God’s will put Daniel in the lions’ den, but God brought him out and publicly vindicated him. The king declared, ‘I issue a decree that in all my royal dominion, people must tremble in fear before the God of Daniel.’ (Daniel 6:26 CSB).

2) When you’re tired of battling temptation. When the urge to pick up a drink, drug, or cigarette feels overwhelming, or you think the only way out is to lie, or loneliness is driving you into the arms of the wrong person. After Jesus had battled temptation for 40 days, the Bible says, ‘Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him’ (Matthew 4:11 NKJV).

3) When the load you have been called to carry feels too heavy. Facing the indescribable agony of being crucified on a cross, Jesus prayed the defining prayer of His life: ‘“Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours be done.” Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.’ (Luke 22:42-43 NKJV).

God will strengthen you through His Word and prayer. Sometimes He will send people you know to help you do it. Paul wrote, ‘…we were harassed at every turn – conflicts on the outside, fears within. But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus…’ (2 Corinthians 7:5-6 NIV). Other times, He will send an angel.

Bottom line: when you call on God for help, you can be sure that help is on the way.

SoulFood: Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:1-11, Eph 4:7-10

Renungan Hari Ini [The Word for Today] is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright ©

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