“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9

“When you’re down to nothing, God is up to something.” This is a quote from my dad, and I just love it.  He actually wrote a book on it. You’ve heard that? When you’re down to nothing, God is up to something. As Christians, sometimes we are in the valley looking at a mountain, knowing that’s where we have to go. Sometimes we get to these places where we have literally lost everything, but our faith tells us that yes, although I’ve got nothing left but God’s about to do something great.” Through life, you start to see a pattern that when you lose a bunch of stuff, it’s not really death, it’s pruning. When things are taken from my life, I recognize that something spiritual is happening and God’s going to do something. If you’re down to nothing, God is up to something. No matter how deep you are down the hole, God is up to something in your life. And if you respond with faith, good things are going to happen. If you need hope, get it today. Good things are happening because God loves you. He has not ignored you,  abandoned you, taken a break from you, or cut you off — he is with you. He is on your side and he is for you. Even if you feel as though you’ve lost everything, have faith, have hope, and even have joy, because God is up to something.

PRAYER: Dear God, thank you for always being up to something in me. Even when I feel like I have nothing to offer, you are making a way for something good.  

REFLECTION: Do you feel like God is up to something in your life?

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