[Devotional] IN HIS PRESENCE: Once God speaks, it is as good as done

Read: MARK 4:35-41

Meditation verse:

“On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over  to the other side.” (Mark 4:35).

Jesus had informed His disciples that they were crossing to the other side of the  sea. On their way, a storm arose and threatened to overturn the boat.  Meanwhile, Jesus was sleeping soundly on a cushion on the lower deck of the  boat, obviously undisturbed by what was going on. Jesus hadn’t given them any  details about their journey. He only informed them there were going over to the  other side and then went off to sleep. When the disciples woke Him up in their  fright, He said to them: “why are you afraid, do you still have no faith?”. He was  saying, irrespective of what was encountered on the journey, getting to the  other side was guaranteed. He had given them His word and it was settled. 

Psalm 119:89 states: “Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven”. If God  has spoken, it is as good as done. What has God promised you in life that looks  like it will never happen? Irrespective of the tossing or tempest going on around  you, do not doubt the faithfulness or ability of God to bring it to pass. Even  though God seems so far away, be rest assured that you will get to other side.  

Here’s God’s promise to you this day: 

O you afflicted one, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I  will lay your stones with colorful gems, and lay your foundations with  sapphires. I will make your pinnacles of rubies, your gates of crystal, and  all your walls of precious stones. All your children shall be taught by the  Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. In righteousness you  shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not  fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you. Indeed, they shall  surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you  shall fall for your sake… No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and  every tongue which rises against you in judgment, you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is  from Me,” says the Lord. –Isaiah 54:11-17 

You are a child of God. Be rest assured, what He has promised is as good as done.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Pst (Mrs) Oke Chinye, Founder of The Rock Teaching Ministry (TRTM).

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