Good Monday morning, sweet friends! I hope this post finds you walking in the fullness of God’s grace and peace. I know this world can throw some sticks and stones our way, but praise God we are more than conquerors through Christ!
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Well, let’s get started with today’s post…
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Have you ever needed a promise you could cling to? Have you ever wondered if God really keeps His promises? Are you in a place in your life where you really need Him to do just that?
I know I do!
But as we examine God’s Word, it’s important that we claim God’s promises in context. Not every promise is for us; not every promise is unconditional. Yes, some promises are fully ours if we have been born again and become heirs of the promises of God.
Galatians 3:29 tells us…
“And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.”
Many of God’s promises belong to us because we are His, but many of His promises come with the specific prerequisites. They are the “If” – “Then” promises of God.
For the next few weeks I hope to encourage your heart with a promise a day. Some will be conditional and we’ll look at what that means on our side of the promise equation. Others will be unconditional and we’ll be able to bask in the inheritance that is ours solely because of our relationship with Christ.
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.”
Did you notice that there are actually two promises in this one power packed verse? If you are a child of God, you are promised many afflictions – but you also have the promise of His deliverance.
Life definitely isn’t easy! And the older we get the more difficult things become. Perhaps our days under the sun are purposely designed to make us want more than this life. Maybe our weary hearts and aging bodies are tools God uses to make us long for our forever home.
But while we’re walking on this planet, we are guaranteed to deal with difficult days – yet we are also guaranteed that the Lord will come to our rescue and deliver us from our afflictions.
I’m not sure what you may be going through, but whether you’re facing a hard place in your life now or tomorrow seems uncertain, we serve a God who has promised to deliver us out of all our troubles.
Our forever Father promises to come to our rescue!
His deliverance may not look like what we think it should, it may not come when we think it should come – but we can rest assured that one way or another, our God will rescue His people from all our troubles. He promises!
His deliverance may require your obedience, it may require your repentance, it may require your patience. But don’t give up and don’t give in – it’s coming!
So, hold on, dear one, help is on its way! He has not forsaken you, He has not left you to figure this thing out on your own! He will show up at just the right time and in just the right way and deliver you from your affliction!
And when it’s all said and done, you will be able to give glory to none other than the Lord, your Deliverer!
What are you facing right now that you need God to deliver you from? Are you growing weary as you wait for God to come to your rescue? Will you trust Him while you wait?