"I will appoint them for praise and fame In every land where they were put to shame."     (Zephaniah 3:19)

The Dhinakarans My beloved in Christ,

Are you standing as a prisoner? Are you deprived of your blessings? Are you feeling forsaken by all? Be encouraged today as the Bible says, “Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion...” (Isaiah 61:7).

Once I received a distress call from Kerala from a friend asking me to help his brother. He said, “Sir, the police have arrested my brother, who is in Chennai; you please go and see him.” Immediately I went there and found him seated there like a mad person. He lamented to me saying “I am innocent, the people who are working under me, are the cause for this situation. They were fighting I just interfered and said, ‘You please don’t fight; stay in peace.’ I just said this and went there to stop the fight, but the police left them and caught hold of me saying, ‘I will not leave you.’ Why did God put me in this kind of a situation? I thought that they will put me in a mental hospital. At that time the Holy Spirit reminded me of a song from my memory and I started singing that song to comfort him. When he listened to the song all his fears disappeared. All the bitterness from his heart got faded. By the grace of God he went back home with great joy and God saved him miraculously from all the accusations. God delivered him from all his fears (Psalm 34:4).

Ponder carefully the path Joseph walked through. He lost his mother at a young age and was shedding tears. His own brothers became jealous of him (Genesis 37:4). Even in the place where he worked he was accused falsely. Because of false accusation he ended up in prison where he went through many hardships (Genesis 39:14-20). But, what was the end result? God looked at his suffering, and filled him with His Holy Spirit. Finally God honoured and exalted him to a very high position (Genesis 41:41,43).

Yes! Problems will come in our life because this world is wicked; amidst all this suffering if you hold on to God firmly He will save you and help you in miraculous ways. The Bible says, “I will give them praise and honor in every land where they have suffered shame” (Zephaniah 3:19). Therefore, let not your heart be troubled. We can also live a life like Joseph with the fear of God, if you choose to live with Jesus. God will honour and exalt us in the midst of problems, struggles, suffering and pain. You will be exalted and honored by the Lord. God Bless You.


Lord Jesus I cry out to You in my affliction. I trust that You will listen to my cry for mercy. Please lift me out of my trouble. Turn my shame into honor and help me to rejoice in Your rich blessings. Prosper me abundantly and exalt me before everyone. May your name alone be glorified through my life. In Your matchless name I pray. Amen.