There’s a Promise in God’s Word for You
Are you hurting and trying to process a recent tragedy? Are you in a raging battle against life and death? Maybe you are struggling to hold on to your marriage, or you are in such financial trouble that you can’t see your way out of it, or you feel that you are at your wits end to know what to do with a wayward child. Regardless of the situation that you face today, there is a promise in God’s Word for you to help you through. Let’s look at a few of these promises today.
When you feel weak God’s Word says in 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
When you feel afraid Joshua 1:9 tells us, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Wherever you find yourself today God promises to be with you. And for this reason you can be brave and courageous that He will see you through.
While you pass through this difficult time He says, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.“ He doesn’t say you will not go through difficult times, but that when you do He gives His assurance that He will be with you.
If you are hurting from the pain of an oppressive relationship or situation take heart, Psalm 9:9-10 gives these words of comfort, “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
For the pain of a wayward child you can put your trust for their return. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.“ (Proverbs 22:6).
Oftentimes, like anyone else you might not know what you need to do. James 1:5 encourages us to ask Him for direction, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.“ Ask Him right now, “Father, I do not know what to do next. I need your help. I ask for the next step. Show me the way. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.”
God promises to provide for our daily needs. Philippians 4:19 promises us that, “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Matthew 6:25-34, ““Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Jeremiah 30:17 you have His assurance for healing of your spirit, soul, and in your physical body. “For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord.” Isaiah 53:4-5 reveals to us what Jesus would suffer so we could be healed. “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.“
Remember, no matter where you go, or what you are confronting Deuteronomy 31:8 let’s us know, “And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”
These are just a few of God’s promises for you, there are many more. Choose the one that you need and apply it to your situation today.