Unlimited: The Promises of God Are Yours
Aug 28, 2018 981
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:32, NIV).
The promises of Scripture revealing the love of God are the very best protection against unnecessary worry. God has promised us everything we need, not everything we want. We ourselves are so foolish. If our slightest wish was met with an immediate fulfilment, we would destroy ourselves.
It’s going through the hard places and the hard situations that make us into the kind of people who have learned to trust and obey regardless of the circumstances. There is an old proverb that says, “The north wind made the Vikings”, and in contrast another proverb says, “Constant sunshine makes a desert.”
The Christian isn’t promised a life free from the pressures and anxieties that cause him to worry. He is promised the assurance that God will not abandon him, and the certainty that God will be with him amidst all of life’s trials. The Christian is promised that ultimately, he will see that all things have worked together for good, and that neither death, nor life, nor things present, nor things to come, nor anything at all can separate him from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
To be able to claim this promise is far, far better than to be the king of a great country or the wealthiest person in creation. – Des Ford
Eli’s Reflection: When you pray, do you pray for what you need or for what you want? Think about it carefully. Are you ready to be surprised if God disagrees with you?