God has promised us that through Christ we have salvation. All the sufferings of this world are but a moment apart from God’s great deliverance. Lift your eyes to Him, offering him sweet sacrifices of prayer and see if He will not remove us from our tribulation.
“Then the LORD said, ‘I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey.’”
Our hope is in God, for by His promises He will provide an escape from our trials. But we have to have faith. We have to rely on Him and no one else to save us. His mercy is great and His grace is sure. He will not allow us to suffer more than we can bear.
Believe His Word. Give praise continually to His name. For there is nothing God cannot do. Through Him, and Him alone, all things are possible. If God can deliver a nation from the hands of an adversary, imagine what more he can do with us.
Is it so difficult for God to intervene in our lives such that He could not deliver us from evil? We have Him on our side. No one can stand before the Great God. He is the beginning and the end. No enemy is so great that God could not vanquish. God will deliver us.
God so loved us such that He gave His only Son Jesus so that we might be saved. Knowing this, how should we pray? He will answer if we ask and our prayers do make a difference. We should ask God with fervency what His will is for our lives.
“Then Jacob asked him, ‘Please tell me your name.’ But he said, ‘Why is it that you ask my name?’ And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, ‘For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.’”
We do not need to see God face to face to know what His will is. By obeying His Word, we will know God and we will know what He desires for us. His will is for us to love Him more than anything in this world and to love others as much as we love ourselves.
Pray always with a fervent heart, asking God for wisdom and strength. He will encourage the weak and provide an escape to those seeking Him with all their might. He will reveal Himself through miracles and wonders. His compassion will not abate from those who believe.
Glory to God in the highest, for He is good. Declare His name on high. Give honor to Him who gives life. Bless His holy countenance. Worship Him always. Pour your heart to Him who listens, for He is our God. Pray without ceasing.
God promised Abraham a promise only God could promise. Abraham was to receive millions of descendants from a son, who had yet to know life; born, no less, from a barren woman, whom God would open the womb.
“And Abram said, ‘Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.’ And behold, the word of the LORD came to him: ‘This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.’ And he brought him outside and said, ‘Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’ And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.”
If God could open the womb of a barren woman how much more would He do for us if we believed in all He had promised? He would count our faith as righteousness and we would have salvation through His Son Jesus, who sacrificed His life for us.
If we believe Jesus is God’s Son, we have life. The Apostle Paul made it clear that God’s grace has no bounds. There is no requirement for salvation other than faith. Our works work toward our reward. Blessed are those who keep God’s commandments, for they will have life.
How should we live then? Love God and love others as we would love ourselves. Be patient and kind toward one another, loving one another, as God so loves us. For through love we have knowledge of God. Believe and live.
As many stars are in the sky, God’s love endures forever. As the ocean is large, God’s love endures forever. As many times as we repent, God’s love endures forever. For the stars may fail, the oceans may drain, and we may stumble, God’s love endures forever.
“For the mountains may depart
and the hills be removed,
but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,”
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
As sure as the sun rises and the sun sets, God’s love endures forever. The winds in a storm may increase, the earth may shatter beneath our feet, and walls may collapse all around us, but God’s love endures forever. We may lose our ability to reason, yet God’s love endures forever.
God loves freely, unconditionally and without bounds. His nature affords life to all. Darkness does not exist in Him, for He is light. He bore light at the beginning of the world, and with it, He continues to impart His children with truth. The devil may tempt us, but God’s love endures forever.
No trial shall triumph over us, no suffering shall overtake us, and no tribulation shall remove us from our Lord, for God’s love endures forever.
His Word is steadfast, immovable and boundless. God’s love endures forever.
No other truth is as simple, or as pure, or as undefiled as that of knowing Jesus is all we need. We may see others prosper, or grow in inheritance, and even gain the entire world, but in the end, will they be able to take all those riches with them?
“In these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
Jesus came to deliver us from the bond of sin, so that we would look to Him for salvation. True liberty comes not from being bound by the world’s desires, but by following Jesus and making Him the center of our world. Our freedom is with us believing He is the Son of God.
Through Jesus, we know God; through God, we have freedom, for through His Son, whom God has appointed as our savior, we will have hope for eternal life. That life does not esteem riches, but points to God’s glory as the foundation of our joy.
Seek Jesus with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind, for it will be well with you that day when you stand before God the Father and will give an accounting of your life to Him; because Jesus is all we need.
When the Apostle Paul’s ship was about to run aground, he encouraged all who were with him, saying, no one would perish. Soon after, he broke bread with them on the ship and gave thanks to God, for God was the one who would protect them in their time of distress.
“‘Therefore I urge you to take some food. For it will give you strength, for not a hair is to perish from the head of any of you.’ And when he had said these things, he took bread, and giving thanks to God in the presence of all he broke it and began to eat.”
God’s ways are not our ways; it is not within our nature to give thanks to God. We have a natural enmity toward Him. Yet, because of His Son Jesus’ sacrifice, an act that reconciled us to our Father, now we have a heavenly desire to please Him.
Blessed be God the Father for having given us the longing to do good through the power of His Spirit. By the Holy Spirit, we have encouragement to seek His will and live a life reflective of His own nature, which is pure in character and abundant in charity.
How great is our God to have poured into us His Spirit so that we may enjoy the fruit of His mercy. His grace abounds, His love for us never grows cold and His shield is an everlasting shield. Give thanks to God.
Do good to others and share in their burden. Be patient and kind; never allow haughtiness to enter your heart. Comfort the sick; minister to them who are lacking health, for the day will come when the Lord will ask for an accounting of all our deeds.
“He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.”
Encourage the weak, for through our God we have strength. Give to the poor, for as we provide them shelter and warmth, we are doing good to Jesus. Bless those who hate us, for by their own words God will judge them.
Be at peace with one another. Do not let the troubles of this world seek to separate you from the body of Christ. Our salvation is in the Lord. All glory belongs to Him. Let His peace be upon you and upon those around you.
Love those who seek to destroy you, for they do not know what they do. Do not seek vengeance, for the Lord’s wrath will be upon them. Love all, bless all and give to those who ask. Never part with your gifts in anger.
Do good to all.