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Certain Promises for an Uncertain World

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In a world of uncertainty, we can find assurance in God’s unchanging promises. God does not change His mind. He never fails. He will fulfill His promises. If you are tired from the noise of our ever-changing world, seek His peace with these unfailing truths.

God promises to be with you, always. He will never leave you. No matter what you are facing today, you are not alone. God will not abandon you or forsake you. In Hebrews 13:5b (ESV), Christ said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

The Lord promises to give strength for your days. He gives what is needed to accomplish His will for your life. He will renew your vigor. He promises to provide energy and power as you depend on Him.  "But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)

God promises to give wisdom. When needing direction and answers to life's ever-changing problems, He will provide understanding. He gives guidance when we ask of Him. "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5 (ESV)

God promises to give peace. As we seek the Lord, He gives His peace. His peace is different from the world's. It is a calmness in a raging storm. It is an inner assurance because of Him and His goodness. ”You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you." Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)

God promises salvation to those who confess and believe. God gives the gift of eternal life. Jesus paid the penalty for our sins on a cruel cross. He overcame death and the grave. He offers salvation to all. "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9 (ESV)

God promises that one day there will be no more sorrow. In heaven, there will be no social injustice, evil, or pain. There will be no sorrow, mourning, crying, or pain. Revelations 21: 4b (ESV) states, "neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

In a world of constant change and uncertainty, you can find peace in His unchanging promises and steadfast truth. Rest assured. He promises to be with you, to give strength, wisdom, and peace for your every day, but the greatest promise of all is eternal life. You can trust Him and His promises today for they are unchanging truth.

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His Hope for Hard Days

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As a Christ Follower, we need not face hard days without hope. Whether we are facing the threat of the coronavirus, isolation, or a financial crisis, we have a living hope from a loving God. His hope is available and abundant.
 
Here are Three Reasons why we have Hope on Hard days:
 
We have hope because of the character of God. Though we may not understand the hurt, evil, or loss around us, God's character remains true. He is holy and good. (1 Peter 1:16, 1 Chronicles 16:34) Therefore, we can trust His character. God is for you, not against you. Romans 8:31b (ESV) reads, "If God is for us, who can be against us?" We serve a good God who loves people deeply. He has proven His love on the cruel cross of Calvary. He would literally die for you, which in fact, He did. "But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 (ESV) When life is difficult remember we have hope because we serve a holy and good God. 
 
We have hope because of His promises. He promises an unshakable, unfailing love. (Isaiah 54:10) He promises never to leave you or forsake you. (Joshua 1:9) He promises to give wisdom. (James 1:5) He promises to meet our needs. (Philippians 4:19) He promises to give grace. (2 Corinthians 12:9) He promises to turn ashes into beauty. (Isaiah 61:3) We have hope because of His good promises.
 
We can hope because of God's track record. A glance at God's recorded actions throughout Scripture reminds us of His power, love, and goodness. For example, He made Abraham the Father of many nations. He gave a way of escape for Noah. He guided the Israelites into the promised land. He destroyed the walls of Jericho. He gifted Ruth a kinsmen redeemer. He empowered Nehemiah to re-build a wall. He protected Daniel in a lions’ den. He turned a shepherd boy into a King. He sent His son to provide for our salvation. If our good God can do these miraculous acts and so much more, imagine what He wants to do for you. Even on our hard days He’s got this. He is bigger than your problem. He is stronger than your enemy. His track record speaks for itself. 
 
Our God changes everything. He is our living hope, therefore we can live with confidence today and into the unknown future. Trust His character, believe in His promises and remember His track record because He gives hope on hard days. 
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