May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in this new month.
We read in Proverbs 13:19: “A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul.” The Psalmist says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).
Few years back, in a Jesus Calls Good News Meeting held in Mumbai, one evening, my father Dr.D.G.S. Dhinakaran, being filled with the Holy Spirit, said, “At the far end of the crowd, a young man called Shankar is standing. Shankar! You are ailing with terrible epilepsy! You are on your way to commit suicide! God has compassion on you! He is creating a new life for you! Don’t think of committing suicide!”
Next evening, before my father commenced delivering the Lord’s message, a young man wearing a big-size shirt approached my father and said, “I am Shankar whom you called by name yesterday. I had fits from my early age. Because of this, my parents abandoned me. My uncle only is looking after me. I could neither attend school nor go for a job. Last night, with a resolution to commit suicide- as there seemed to be no purpose in living- I was passing through this way. On seeing a huge crowd, I came and stood at a distance curiously watching the proceedings. At that time, quite unexpectedly, you called out my name from the dais. Instantly, the mighty power of God descended upon me. What a surprise! I was totally healed.” This was his miraculous witness!
My father praised God and prayed for him with great compassion.
A few years later, when my father visited the Middle East, one well-dressed youth among the reception group asked him if he could recognize him. He then said gladly: “Sir I am Shankar whom you called by name in the Mumbai Jesus Calls Prayer Meeting. I am employed here in a good job. Also, I am serving God wholeheartedly. God has increasingly blessed me.”
How mighty is our Lord! He is all-powerful to fulfill all our heart’s desires!
The Lord says, “Instead of their shame My people will receive a double portion…and everlasting joy will be theirs” (Isaiah 61:7). According to His promise, the Lord will renew your life and give you a new hope. He will multiply His blessings in your life and turn your disgrace into honour. You shall experience boundless joy.
Loving Lord Jesus,
I come to You for refuge, for You are my only hope. Let Your mercy uphold me and Your love comfort me. Renew my life and give me a new hope. Multiply Your blessings in my life and turn my disgrace into honour.
In Your matchless name I pray,