Archive for April, 2015
Spring has arrived, and with it many elements of beauty created by our Heavenly Father. The buds on the trees are ready to burst into full bloom. The tulips are brilliantly arrayed in their colorful petals. The mountains are about to break forth into a vibrant shade of fresh green as the leaves begin to appear on the trees. These things, among many others, suggest the promise of spring’s arrival.
God has given us many promises in His Word. His promises are more sure than the arrival of spring. We can trust them.
“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” 2 Corinthians 1:20
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;).” Hebrews 10:23
“The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11
Look for these promises. Some are conditional promises, and require us to take action in order to receive the promise. Some are unconditional promises, and relate to God’s unchanging character.
“The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish.” Proverbs 10:3a
“For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.” Psalm 5:4
“…Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.” Psalm 58:11
As we discover and meditate on the promises of God, we will grow in the knowledge of our infinite, holy God and Savior and be drawn ever nearer to Him. What more could we desire, than to deepen our relationship with the One Who has “saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (2 Timothy 1:9)?
“Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.” 2 Thessalonians 5:24
Search the Word for these blessed promises. Claim them. Seek the Lord’s will through them, and delight in the will of your heavenly Father, knowing that He “only doeth wondrous things.” (Psalm 72:18b) This is a promise.
Today (April 10th) marks the 100th day of this year! Here are the words of a beautiful hymn, as well as some Scripture passages, that the LORD has used to bless and encourage my heart recently; I pray they will be used thus in your lives as well.
All the Way
Fanny J. Crosby
All the way my Savior leads me – what have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who through life has been my Guide?
Heavenly peace, divinest comfort, here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.
All the way my Savior leads me – cheers each winding path I tread,
Gives me grace for every trial, feeds me with the living bread.
Though my weary steps may falter, and my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before, lo! A spring of joy I see.
All the way my Savior leads me – oh the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised in my Father’s house above.
When my spirit, clothed immortal, wings it’s flight to realms of day,
This my song through endless ages: Jesus led me all the way.
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Psalm 32:8