This Month's Promise

“Jesus said ..., “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.”

- (John 11:25)

Read: Isaiah 37:30-32


“Once more a remnant of the house of Judah will take root below and bear fruit above.” (Isaiah 37:31)

There lived a very affluent couple, who were extremely rich, religious and humble. They owned a printing press. They honored the Lord’s servants and supported many missionaries. They prospered more and more, day after day and this led to a great jealousy. One of their friends, owner of a similar press in the neighboring town, was a spendthrift with many vices. He got envious of this couple and set ablaze their press. This fire destroyed volumes of valuable books and Bibles and the machines of the press and everything that this pious couple owned. They were heartbroken and were praying to God, when this same verse came to their minds. They were comforted and took it as a promise given to them. They knew that they can also take root and bear fruit if only their God is with them. With all things lost but not the faith, they left for a far off place. They started to claim the promise day and night. Miraculously, they met a servant of God who they had helped earlier. He introduced them to many churches and with the help of many believers they started a small press again. True to the promise of God, they soon took root and established the business and grew rich once again!

Beloved, are you facing similar situations? Are you broken down financially? Is your strength on which you relied lost due to illness? Are you let down by your friends and relatives? Is anybody plotting against you? Do not lose heart! Cling on to this promise. Remember that new buds do appear in a seemingly dried up tree, when the spring follows the winter. So also, the Lord will establish you and make you to receive a rich harvest in your life. The Lord says, “I am making a new way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:19) So, today be encouraged to just believe in His word, pour out your heart to Him. He will restore you and grant you the desires of your heart, for He is kind and compassionate.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, you are my hope in my hopeless situations. When there seems to be no way to me even if I use all my wit and wisdom, I believe you and your Word. I cry unto to you today. Please come to my rescue and release me. Help me to be a faithful servant to you hereafter. Amen.