Devotion

The Promise

ThePromise

Romans 8:35-39 

35 Who will separate us from the love of [a]Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 Just as it is written,

For Your sake we are being put to death all day long;
We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

People asked why do I believe and lean on God a lot? The answer is plain and simple: life is continually changing. At times I tell myself that if just a few pressing issues will be resolved, my days will be calmer. But as soon as those problems are settled, a new challenge pops up. New conflicts flare up all the time and life will never settle down to the point that we can sail along with uninterrupted ease.  If you are in sales you will understand this because no matter what you have achieved this year, you can celebrate your achievement but when the calendar hits January 1st you start from zero again. 

So what is the answer?  

I don’t have any other way to solve the ups and down of life except:

1.  Ask Him to guide me through times of turbulence (Psalm 23). The Bible said HE is the Good Shepherd, who constantly abides with His weary lambs. 

2. Believing in what Jesus said when He vowed to His disciples, “I will not leave you as orphans” (John 14:18). And His promise was fulfilled in the person of the Holy Spirit, who was sent to indwell and care for each of God’s followers.  

Those two points that I mentioned above are only for those who have received Jesus Christ as Savior. No one’s life will always be calm. But believers are assured of a Companion in the dark hours. You can be confident that God’s goodness and love will surround you until you dwell in His house forever. 

 

God bless,
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