Perception Versus Reality

Perception vs Reality

“Moreover, (let us also be full of joy now!) let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance. And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character (of this sort) produces (the habit of) joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation. Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. While we were yet in weakness (powerless to help ourselves), at the fitting time Christ died (in behalf of) the ungodly.” Romans 5:3-6 AMP

Today’s post is a word of encouragement for anyone facing what appears to be a giant problem. You have been called, qualified and appointed for greatness. No matter what things look like, God is with you and for you! You are not a grasshopper and you will not be overtaken! The storm has come to strengthen your faith and NOT to take you out.

Scripture Reading for Today:

1Peter 1:6-9 NLT

Isaiah 43:1-7 AMP


What battle are you currently facing?

What one thing could you do for a favorable outcome?

How can you obtain peace and victory?

Prayer for Today:

Father, thank you that I’m learning to see my trials as an opportunity to upgrade to a new identity in you. Instead of lack, I see that you’re pointing to a new place of provision, instead of confusion, a new level of wisdom and understanding. Instead of sorrow, a place of joy. Help me to maintain my focus on you and not the situation or circumstance as you train me for reigning with you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

If you are facing a battle and would like prayer please feel free to post your prayer request here on the blog. It would be an honor to pray for you! Interested in daily encouragement and messages of hope? I have a free daily devotion just for you!  Sign up here for “iHOPE Daily Inspirations”. Peace and Blessings!


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