Rest in His Promises

I am so thankful for the privilege of communing with our Creator through His Word –through those wonderful, comforting Scriptures He gave us. We are so blessed to be able to meditate on His goodness, His power, and His promises. Read what Ps. 145:16,19 say: “You [God] open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing… He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them.”

God wants us to remind Him of His Word and to pray in faith accordingly. If we belong to Him, we can certainly ask Him to command victory for us. “You are my King, O God, who commands victories for Jacob.” (Ps. 44:4) And Ps. 147:15 –“He sends His command to the earth; His word runs swiftly.”

How about 1 Kings 3:5 –“Ask for WHATEVER you want Me to give you.” This was God speaking to Solomon, but can He not also say this to us? –those of us who DO have the Spirit of Christ (see Rom. 8:9) and thus “have the mind of Christ” (see 1 Cor. 2:16)? Can He not command good things for us for life abundant (see John 10:10) –here and now? Yes. He can, and He wants to. “Now unto Him who is able to do immeasurably MORE than ALL we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout ALL generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Eph. 3:20,21)

There is such a wealth of promises given to us in the Bible. –Promises for our every need. For example, many people are fearful. We need not be! Over and over the Lord tells us not to fear. “‘Do not fear… for I Myself will help you,’ declares the LORD, your Redeemer…” (Isa. 41:13,14) “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity or fear, but a spirit of POWER, and of LOVE and of a SOUND MIND and self-discipline.” (2 Tim. 1:7)

So may we not let Satan shoot firey darts to dull our memory concerning what God’s Word has told us. Indeed all of God’s promises are for His children. “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through Him the ‘Amen’ is spoken BY US to the glory of God.” (2 Cor. 1:20) If our whole beings are completely and totally devoted to glorifying God, then whatever we ask for –whatever promises we ask Him to apply to us in a given situation– will be answered. And if God does not choose to answer according to our way of thinking, He will gently –if we are listening– let us know that He has a better plan.

God loves His sheep. We can rest in that assurance –no matter what.

Be encouraged.


~ by smilesback on September 1, 2009.

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