He Redeems My Life From the Pit | Daily Devotional | Ellel Ministries UK
Jesus welcomed the people, taught them about the Kingdom of God and healed those in need. Luke 9:11
Testimony
I felt I was guided through something that was complex and challenging with skill and expertise, not rushed but led competently to a place of breakthrough..... Read More...

Seeds of the Kingdom

He Redeems My Life From the Pit

by Joan Rono

He redeems me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
Psalm 40:2, NIV

In the front of the meeting room in Ellel Grange are two banners. One says ‘He redeems my life from the pit’ and the other one says ‘I know the plans I have for you’. As I was looking at the two banners I asked myself ‘Am I in the pit or on the road to the destiny He has for me’.

Joseph was placed in a pit by his jealous brothers, just after they decided not to kill him. I wonder what went through his mind while he was in the pit. Maybe he felt his life was over and his dreams were snuffed out. His brothers could have killed him or abandoned him in the pit. They could easily have destroyed his dreams. But God wasn’t finished with Joseph. He had a bigger and greater plan for him than Joseph could see or imagine in that situation.

Did he only see darkness, fear, uncertainty and death in the pit? This could have been the reality in his spirit, because he was helpless at that moment. But there is someone who knew about the future. He not only sees the past, but He also knows the present and the future. God knew that it was not the end, but a beginning. He held Joseph’s future in His hands.
The pit does not mean the end. It could mean a new beginning. In fact Joseph’s future was far beyond what his dreams had revealed, and what he could have imagined. But perhaps the dreams he’d had helped him to see beyond the pit he was in.

As you look to what this new year might bring, remember that God’s promises to you are what you need, to see beyond the pit you’re in. The promises of God help you overcome any darkness, fear, and uncertainty surrounding you. Believe Him for the future, for 2013 and beyond. He knows the plans He has for you. He knows what your future holds. Give Him the chance.

Prayer: Lord, I trust Your plans for my life. I hold on to Your promises by faith, for the coming year and for every day of my life. You redeem my life from the pit and set me on the road towards my destiny, Amen.

Joan Rono has been involved with Ellel ministries since 2008,working at Ellel grange for 5 years before moving to Ellel Blairmore in 2013 to work as hospitality coordinator. Having walked the Healing Journey, Joan has a passion to see others healed and transformed. She also has a passion to see young people walk in purity and holiness. She enjoys walking and reading in her spare time.

Sign Up Now

Please feel free to use this devotional to send on to your friends or share with your church fellowship. Provided full acknowledgement is made to Seeds of the Kingdom as the source, you are also welcome to use it in a non-commercial way and reproduce it in magazines or other Christian websites. The copyright for any commercial use of the material remains with Ellel Ministries International.