Daily Devotionals
By the Grace of God Gloria Copeland 17 February For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

It doesn’t matter what kind of trouble you may find yourself in from time to time, God’s grace is always strong enough to get you out! All you have to do is tap in to it…by faith. If you want to enjoy God’s grace—His unconditional favor—then start releasing your faith. Get into God’s Word. Put that Word into your heart and speak it out of your mouth. Begin to believe it and act on it. If you’ll do that, you won’t have to be defeated in any area of your life. Because there is no situation, no circumstance, no disaster—nothing Satan has ever done or can do—that is stronger than the grace of God. The Apostle Paul proved that. He faced more trouble than most of us could ever imagine. He gives a list of the things that happened to him in 2 Corinthians 11:23-29—beatings, stonings, jail, shipwrecks. Paul said those things came to him because a demonic messenger had been sent to stop him. This evil spirit came to stop him from preaching the gospel. Paul called the messenger “a thorn in the flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7). That demon worked hard to shut Paul’s mouth and throw him off course, but nothing worked. Why? Grace. God’s favor. Remember that when circumstances come against you. When the devil is trying to mess up your life and it looks like there’s absolutely no way out of the problem, don’t despair. God’s power excels in those situations. His favor is always enough to bring you out on top. Don’t ever be intimidated by the devil. The Bible says he is limited to the things of this natural world. But grace is without limit. It releases heaven’s supernatural power on your behalf. Speak to what you are facing today. Say: “I’m a born-again child of Almighty God. His supernatural favor surrounds me like a shield this very moment. It is more than enough to deliver me out of this trouble. My faith is in God’s Word and I’m coming out of this triumphantly by the grace of God!” Leviticus 12-13; Luke 11 The Lord blesses me for I am righteous. He surrounds me with favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:12

Scripture Reading: Acts 7:8-10