Dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Ephesians 3:20, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us”.
Everyone face trials and tribulations. When some people are unable to handle their problems, they go to the extreme of ending their lives. They fail to realize that there could be at least one last option. The most common problem that they get themselves tangled in is, debt. When you are unable to afford something more than your budget, you end up borrowing. To pay back that debt, you will have to work very hard depending on how much debt you have taken. If you are unable to make up that money, you end up borrowing from another person to pay the debt. This keeps going on like a chain. If you lose hope because of debts, then the death of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary will become meaningless. Jesus died that you might live and He became poor that you might become rich. 3 John 2 says, “Beloved I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health just as your soul prospers”. This is God’s desire for you. God wants you to put all your burdens upon Him and He will take care of it.
I would like to share a testimony with you. While I was ministering in Sri Lanka, I met a person who was hiding himself in shame and humiliation as he had a huge debt. He had a very luxurious house but there was darkness inside. The family was filled with fear, sorrow and shame. This man had a debt of nearly seven and half crores. He was staying in his own house for rent. He said that there was no chance of closing his debts, and the only solution was to commit suicide. After sharing God’s word with him, he attended our cottage meeting that evening. He gained confidence and took me to his go-down and his factory. We made a small prayer. Later, his Co-workers and other business partners, dealers came up to him and encouraged him by supporting him in his business. They asked him to restart his business and promised to help him financially. There was a great change in the attitude of the customers and other business men. They said that he possessed good marketing and exporting capacity too. All because of his faith in Jesus, he cleared all his debts and is now one of the leading business men in town. God exalted him as he believed that Jesus and also blessed him and his family once again. God changed his sorrow into joy.
Similarly, you need to trust and have faith in the Lord. When you trust and put your burdens upon Him, He will do immeasurably more than what you expect.
God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank and praise You for this blessed day. I thank you for all the blessings that you have given to Your dear children. You came to redeem that which was lost. May Your children flourish in all that they do. I pray that they may learn to trust you in every situation. May You do immensely great miracles in their lives. In Jesus Name we pray,