He Promised - That Settles It
He Promised - That Settles It
Do you believe He will do what He has promised to do? Do you believe that God is who He says He is? Do you wait confidently, knowing He will fulfill His promises to you? Somedays are harder than others, aren’t they? I mean… we say we believe, but then why are we discouraged and doubtful? Do we struggle with unbelief? That is a hard pill to swallow – but if we believe His promises then we will have peace, rest and joy.
One reason we struggle to find that peace, rest and joy is that we are still trying to place our faith in this world. People will fail us, disappoint us, and blame us. As we compare with our own limited perspective, we misplace our discouragement on God instead of where it belongs. We know better! However, we want to believe that if I am good, life will be easy. But… God never promised that, did He? No. He promised that we would have times of tribulation, but even in the midst of those times, we can experience peace through Jesus. We can be confident and courageous because He has overcome the world. (John 16:33)
Every promise finds its ultimate fulfillment in Jesus. In Hebrews 1:3, we read that Jesus is the radiance of God’s glory. He is the prerequisite to the fulfillment of God’s promises in our lives. Once we have Jesus – we have security of all that God has promised. We have been promised salvation (Romans 1:16-17), a new life (2 Corinthians 5:17), eternity with Him (John 4:14) and security (John 10:28).
We forget that our time here is short. This life is not supposed to be “all about me”. It should be about living to glorify God, loving Him with all our heart, soul and mind and loving others so we can share Him with them. As we do, we are promised abundant life (John 10:10). People think that when you live for Jesus you give up all the fun – but in reality – if you are surrendered to Him – you start learning what fun really is. The boring, mundane life is left behind.
Easier said than done? Well, no worries. He has promised to use everything we go through for our good (Romans 8:28), transforming us (Philippians 1:6) and meeting our needs (Matthew 6:33) (Philippians 4:19). When we need relief, He offers rest (Matthew 11:28-30), peace (Philippians 4:6-7), comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) and every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3). We have an inheritance waiting on us in heaven (1 Peter 1:4), a place has been prepared for us (John 14:2-3) and one day He is coming with the clouds. (Revelation 1:7) Can you imagine? When Jesus entered Jerusalem, He rode a donkey, but when He returns He will be on a white horse (Revelation 19:11) with all His angels (Matthew 25:31). Every eye will see (Revelation 1:7), every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord! (Philippians 1:10-11)
He promised, that settles it!
(Did you know - there are thousands of promises in the Bible. Each one is yours. They aren’t for everyone else, they are for you. Write them out, placing your name in them and read them aloud. Read them and believe them. You can stand on the promises of God.)
Happy Summer!!! Stay in the word, don’t take a vacay from it! We need it more than ever!
There are new shirts in the marketplace that say “He is Everything!” He is y’all! He is everything we have ever wanted and everything we need. He has everything for us! Wear your faith and share the story of what Jesus has done for you! We are walking around in a lost and dying world. Maybe, just maybe a message on a t-shirt might make a difference to a stranger and change the course of her eternity. You are invited to visit the Marketplace where you will find the book - Saved by Grace, Now What? and graphic tees.
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