Believing is easy when things are good.

The challenge comes as difficulties mount.

When our bank account is full, our hearts are usually filled with praise.  Notice I said “usually filled.”

When we have "more month than money". . .we’ll things are a bit different . . . since we’re not seeing the blessings.

John 20:24-25 in the New King James Version says:

“Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.  25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”

The 12 were not always giants of faith.

Remember they, too, were overwhelmed by doubt when Jesus was crucified and buried.

In verse 24, testifying that Jesus was alive was easy for them.  They had the advantage of having seen the already resurrected Lord.

John 20:25 in the New King James Version says:

“So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

God stirred something both amazingly comforting and powerful in me last night.  I suggest you write it down.

"Your future will be better than your past."

Personalize it.

“<<Your Name>>’s future will be better than your past."

Job 8:7 in the Contemporary English Version confirms in scripture the word that I was given.

“Your future will be brighter by far than your past.”

Can somebody say “Hallelujah!!”

Those eight words resonated in my spirit and have constantly been on my mind since that moment.  Here are seven things which will make your future better than your past.

1)  I Will Continue To Look Unto Him.

Hold your hands up. . .what do you see?

Something to cover your mouth when you yawn. . .something to eat with. . .something to comb your hair with. . .something to help you work . . .something to help you play.

When God looks at your hands, He sees unlimited potential for blessings, miracles, and prosperity.  We already have that authority as believers!

John 3:35 says:

“The Father loved the son and placed everything in his hands.”

When the soldiers came to take Jesus captive in the Garden of Gethsemane, the first thing they did was to bind his hands.  Why?

. . .those hands had made mud, placed it on the eyes of a blind man that allowed him to see instantly.

. . .those hands took the five loaves and two fishes from a young man and fed thousands of people.

. . .those hands had been laid upon a great host of people who found His healing touch brought instant relief to their sick and suffering bodies.

. . .those hands  stopped a funeral procession. . .touched the body of a young boy and gave his mother great joy and him a new life.

. . .those hands had resurrection power -- but so do yours.

Words from Harold and Bev

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Harold Herring

Never let your circumstances define your destiny.  Rather create the circumstances that will assure your destiny.

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Bev Herring

Never allow anyone other than God to determine your worth and value.