Turning Your World Around

Nehemiah 13:2
“Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, that he should curse them: howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing.”

God is a God Who can take your adverse condition and turn it around. We see in the verse above that when Balaam went to curse Israel, “God turned the curse into a blessing.” The only reason that Israel was blessed was because God had the power to turn the situation from a curse into a blessing.

God can turn your world around when it seems like your world has been cursed. Several times throughout the Scriptures, God turned the curse of man into a blessing. When the three Hebrew children faced the burning fiery furnace, it was God who turned the curse into a blessing. When Daniel faced the mouth of the lions, it was God who shut their mouths and turned the curse into a blessing. When Israel faced the pursuit of Pharaoh at the Red Sea, it was God who turned the curse into a blessing. When Samson was in the dungeon for his rebellion, it was God who caused his hair to grow again and turned his curse into a blessing. When Joseph faced the pit, slavery and the prison cell, it was only God who turned his curse into a blessing. When David faced the mocking and strength of Goliath, it was God who turned the curse into a blessing.

Why would God turn a curse into a blessing? Deuteronomy 23:5 shows us why when it says, “Nevertheless the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee.” The reason God turns anyone’s curse into a blessing is because He loves them. Two thoughts come to mind when I think of God turning the curse into a blessing.

First, only God has the power to turn your world around. My friend, I don’t know what you need in your world to be turned around, but your only hope is God. If sin has brought you to the dungeon of life, only God has the power to turn your world around. If the powers that be have placed your life in a helpless situation, only God has the power to turn your life around. If life itself has dealt you with situations that you don’t see a way out of, only God has the power to turn your situation around. You can try turning your life around yourself, but you will fail. You will continue to suffer in your situation as long as you continue to struggle under your own power to turn things around. If you will give your problem to God, He can take it and turn the curse in your life into a blessing.

Second, God’s love will never stop loving you, so you always have hope that He can turn your curse into a blessing. The greatest thing that any person has going for them is that God never stops loving them. You may be the one who has caused your life to be cursed, but God still loves you and is willing to turn your life around if you will come to Him. You may feel your sin has deemed you undeserving of God’s love, but you can be assured that He still loves you and wants to help you if you will go to Him for help. My friend, God never loved you because you deserved His love, but He loves you because He chooses to love you and because His character causes Him to love you.

I don’t know what curse it is that you face today, but it can be turned into a blessing if you will give it to God. Stop worrying about your problem and give it to God, for He alone is the only one who can turn your curse into a blessing.

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