“What God Has Promised”
Will this be the day? He promised He would be back and Jesus always keeps a promise. Remember when he looked at the disciples and said “Destroy this temple and within three days I will raise it up. They, thinking he meant the Temple that Herod had build, shook their head and wondered about his sanity. He meant something even more miraculous. Kill me, Jesus said, and in three days I will rise from the grave. He did just what he told them he would do. No more and no less. He Promised.
2 Cor 1:20 wonderfully states, "For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us." The Apostle Paul reminds us that the promises of God found in our relationship with Jesus Christ are rock solid. If God said something, it will come to pass. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and believe him at his Word. God isn't a man, who can make mistakes, not follow through or even come to a place He is unable to meet our promises – his promises are guaranteed. He Promised.
Jesus meant it when he had Paul write Romans 8:28 about all things working together for our good. Sometimes life doesn't turn out the way we thought it would. At times, circumstances outside of our control enter our life and put us in a place of struggle or pain. Even bad things happen to the people of God, but Paul wrote "all things work together for good." whatever the enemy meant for evil, God’s love and power are enough to turn around for good. Thank God for the knowledge that everything that enters my life has been weighed & planned by God just for me. He promised.
The writer of Hebrews in chapter four verses 14 and 15 states that Jesus Christ has experienced all our troubles and temptations and overcame them. He now resides in heaven as our protector and intercessor. Hebrews 4:16 continues with, "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." When we need mercy and grace his Word promises that if we draw near to the throne of God, we will receive and find it there. Prayer is our connection to God. He is ready to listen. He promised.
Jesus meant it when he declared in Hebrews 13:5 that he would never leave us nor forsake us. Isn’t it wonderful to know that at the loneliest times of our life that we can rest in the knowledge that God is by our side. He promised.
When life is at its worse, God will give us his best. You can trust Him. He promised.
God has not promised Skies always blue
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God has not promised Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
But God has promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy and undying love.
-Annie Johnson Flint
Promises, Promises- and all of them are true!