Thursday, August 20, 2009

Standing on the Promises!

God's Word holds many promises for the believer. Promises of protection, love, care, benefits and more. What a joy to know that God is a loving a compassionate Father, one who is concerned with us, just where we we every circumstance of life.

In having suffered grief and loss some years ago now, I am aware of the pain of loss and feelings of sadness surrounding illness and losses. It took God's graciousness and peace to help me get through it, but also time for healing. In the early days, months, years even, I could be found weeping at some memory that would come. . .often of despair, but sometimes of joy knowing that God is good! Emotions can run high when we are vulnerable.

We must saturate ourselves in God's Word to get through the toughest challenges of our lives. And surely we should be soaking up His Word on good days too~but when we are weakest, loneliest, saddest, sickest, hurting and afraid, we MUST reach out to Him as the smallest baby cries in pity and helplessness for the mother and father to help!

God can be our refuge and strength, our ever present help in times of danger and distress! The idea of a refuge is one of safety. He makes a place safe and secure for His child. I like to think we are nestled snuggly down inside His huge loving, Creator hands~where nothing harmful or hurtful cannot get to us unless He allows it~AND IF He allows it, then and He will sustain me through it...

A new buzz phrase, "If He puts you in it, He will get you through it!" WOW! I can count on Him, can't I? If His Word is true, then I can have confidence that whatever I may face, I can trust Him and take Him at His Word...

God's promises are a huge source of comfort for the believer. I just don't know how those who chose to reject God make it without the promises from His Word. This world is too hard to resist belief in the God of all comfort who that we may be able to comfort those with the same comfort we have been comforted...

Standing on the Promises! Strong and Sure!
Lady Graceful
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (King James Version)

3Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

4Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

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