I have been busy thinking about and trying to wrap my head around everything that God does for us. But, it’s becoming impossible. It’s like our brains are not wired to completely understand.
The beauty in the Azaleas that are blooming with all the different color pinks and purples…
the cooler weather here in Alabama (it’s actually spring for now) …
the blue skies and clouds that look like dragons and animals…
the sweet face of a new baby, and much more…
Oh, what beauty and wonder!
These are the things I see and ponder how can it be.
Feeling the breeze and knowing that God did this.
However, these are things that we can see and touch. What about the things that we can’t?
The times when we say why is this happening to me? You know the bad times, the times of trial and disappointment. What then, we want someone to blame or point the finger at. Not wanting to blame ourselves for what is happening. Blaming ourselves would mean repenting and recognizing that we are not perfect, who wants that? God does. He wants us to need Him.
Can Promises help?
When you have a time of trouble, what do you do?
- Talk to a friend or family member?
- Go crazy.
- Get angry.
- Clean the house and organize.
- Seek an outside source.
- Ask God what to do.
These are just some examples of what people do. God wants us to depend on His Word and seek Him in prayer and communication.
Importantly, with these seven promises, we can handle situations better.
What does scripture say
1. I will be with you
” No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5
“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6
2. I will protect you
“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
3. I will be your strength
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
“the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.” Psalm 18:32-34
4. I will answer you
“Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3
“Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.” John 16:24
5. I will provide for you
” But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7
6. I will give you peace
“and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
“LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.” Isaiah 26:12
7. I will always love you
“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.” Deuteronomy 7:9
Wrapping it up
In conclusion, it all comes down to His words and Promises.
“God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”