Promises. They are easy to make and even easier to break. I have been learning about God’s promises to us, but the most comforting thing I have got out of this – beyond His promises – is that He won’t break His promises. The God of the universe, the Creator of the world – will not make you a promise and then not be there to fulfill it. He’ll keep up his end, always. Three of His promises that every person will find comfort in are:
1) Trials and sorrows are part of living in a broken world,
2) God is bigger and more powerful than any troubles you will face, and
3) God allows us to go through struggles so that we may grow.
In the book of John chapter 16 verse 33 we read, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” This verse right here tells us that in this world, this broken world we will face tribulation, troubles, and struggle – but God has overcome the world which means he is bigger and more powerful than any troubles you will ever face in your life, beloved. Find peace in Him.
The last promise that we read above can be paired with a verse in Romans that reads, “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance.” (Romans 5:3) – This single verse tells us that the God that holds the universe in the palm of his hand wants us to rejoice, to sing praises, to be thankful in our sufferings because if we can hold on and cling to His word in the deepest struggles we will have more endurance later in life when we are released into greater realms of influence. The sufferings that you may have to rejoice in may consist of loss, heartache, fear, loneliness, etc. but, trust that the Word of God will get you through because He has promised these things to you.
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