I know it has been a very long time since I wrote a devotional. It is because life can get so busy and hectic at times especially serving in other areas of ministry. However, I am trying my very best to get back on schedule in publishing weekly devotions.
This week’s Holding onto Hope Devotional is entitled FACING THE FIERY FURNACE. Scroll down to read the devotional online, or click the link below to view, save or print the PDF version.
Download the PDF here: Holding onto Hope Devotion – March 2017 – Facing the Fiery Furnace
Fiery furnaces are extremely hot and uncomfortable. Think about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego experience back in the Old Testament. Fiery furnaces come in many different forms, shapes and sizes. When you are facing a fiery furnace, you need to be reminded about God’s relationship with you; and you need to hold on to God’s word. This will strengthen you; and keep you as you go through the fire. Today’s devotional is filled with scriptures that serve as reminders of God’s faithfulness and goodness.
GOD IS WITH YOU
Hebrews 13:5 KJV – Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
GOD LOVES YOU
Romans 8:38-39 KJV – For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
GOD CARES ABOUT YOUR STRUGGLE
1 Peter 5:7 KJV – Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
GOD CONTROLS YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES
Daniel 2:20-23 KJV – Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter.
GOD UNDERSTANDS YOUR WEAKNESS
Hebrews 4:15 KJV – For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
GOD INCREASES YOUR COMPASSION
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 KJV – Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
GOD INCREASES YOUR EXPECTATIONS
Ephesians 3:20-21 KJV – Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
GOD HAS YOUR FUTURE
Isaiah 43:18-19 KJV – Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
Thinking it Over:
Take your time and re-read all of the scriptures mentioned in this devotion. On a note card, write out the one that speaks to you the most right now.
Heavenly Father, thank you for your word that I can hide in my heart as I go through my fiery furnace. Thank you that you love me and you are with me. Thank you for the reassurance that you care about my struggle and you control my circumstances. Most importantly thank you that my future is in your hands……………..
Remember you can download this devotional in PDF format. Simply click on the link below to view, save or print.
Download the PDF version of this devotional here: Holding onto Hope Devotion – March 2017 – Facing the Fiery Furnace