Thursday, June 26, 2014

Promises to stand on

Psalm 119:50 (NCV) When I suffer, this comforts me: Your promise gives me life.

Have you ever just stopped and allowed the words found in scripture to sink in?  I did that this morning when I read the words of Psalm 119:50. 

“When I suffer, this comforts me: Your promise gives me life (emphasis mine).”

As I reflected on these words, I can't help but think about all of the promises God has for each sand every one of us. This morning, one promise quickly popped into my mind 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

In recent months, this is the promise I have clung to. Even though I may go through tough times, it doesn’t mean God has forgotten me. He loves me with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). Sometimes it’s really easy for me to forget this promise, especially when I have neglected to turn to Him when “life happens.” This morning, I was reminded all over again that the Lord promises to give me life... an abundant life (John 10:10) at that!  

Praise you Father for your love and kindness. Help us to become ever mindful of your Presence and your Word, even when the storms of life are raging.  Amen.

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