How often do you think of the promises of God? It seems like we think more about the troubles of this life. When we truly understand that we decide what we focus on and then choose to stand of the Word of God; I believe we’ll be more aware of His promises. I’ve been talking about the three keys that will put you on top of any storm and today we’re going to discuss the power of staying with the promises of God.
Jesus died to give us the abundant life. Now some may think of this in terms of materialistic possessions. But honestly, that’s not the promise of God. God’s Word is filled with promises that assure us that God will provide and deliver us. So when we face storms, why do we respond as if the storm is going to destroy us? God promised that he’ll never leave nor forsake us but sometimes it does seem like He’s nowhere around.
I’m reminded of Daniel and the lion’s den. Daniel had so much faith in God that he wasn’t worried about his outcome and I believe it was because he chose to believe more in the deliverance of his God. We were never promised an easy life once we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior but were promised this:
Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
I want to encourage you to stay with this promise. It reminds you that the storms are going to come but they will not prosper against you. Having an understanding of these biblical principles are so important because it strengthens you in hard times. God is the only one that can turn a mess into a miracle right while you’re in it.
Faith is a real component to where we end up in life. What we believe ultimately decides the outcome of our situation. God is not moved by our tears but He is compassionate about them. God is moved by our faith in His credibility and His ability to do more for us than we can do for ourselves. He truly is God Almighty.
So I encourage you to grab hold of the promises of God and to stay with them. To stay with the promises of God is to meditate on them day and night. Ponder them. Think about them. Keep them close to your heart. You have been equipped with the power to stick, stand, and stay but is it your responsibility to activate it.
Look at it this way: storms are our opportunity to show God that we trust Him. If everything was perfect how else would He know? Remember that Abram was considered righteous before God because of his faith. (Genesis 15:6). We too shall be considered righteous before the Lord because our faith in His promises!
Stick, stand, and stay!
Until next time my friend,
Bishop Clarence Langston