Trusting God and His promises
For Jesus Christ, the Son of God, does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” He is the one whom Silas, Timothy, and I preached to you, and as God’s ultimate “Yes,” he always does what he says. For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory. 2 Corinthians 1:19-20 From the text the apostle Paul claimed that He had proven that God’s promises are true. If you are a child of God and you live your life in total dependence in Him, you can be assured that every promise He gave in His word is available to you. Every Christian is given the assurance that God hears them when they come to Him. “...we know he hears us when we make our requests” (1 John 5:15). Once you get focused on your circumstances and not on God, worry will set in. When you are not having the confidence that God will be there to help you as you live His life in you, this situation does not change the fact that God made a promise that He will be with you. “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you” (Deuteronomy 31:8). God’s promises are available to every Christian. He promised that He will provide you a peace that this world would not be able to provide. “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid” (John 14:27). There is nothing important to God than to see His children experience “peace which exceeds anything we can understand” (Philippians 4:7). If you find it easier to worry than to trust God then you are not taking God in His word. Do not get easily discouraged when it seemed that God is not pulling through with His promises. He might still be preparing you so you could be ready to receive truths about yourself as you grow in your relationship with God. He wants you to be ready so that when difficulties come you are prepared and strong to face them because you trust the Lord. “The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows” (Luke 12:47). Instead of giving up because you are getting impatient for God’s promise to get fulfilled, why not pray the way Paul prayed for Christians at Ephesus? “I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God” (Ephesians 3:16-19). Live your life walking closely with God and in no time you will realize that His promises found in His word are true.