The Promises of God

By   •   April 22   •   Topics: ,

stressed man in empty room

Historians will probably call our era “the age of anxiety.” Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will for us. When we make anything else our goal, frustration and defeat are inevitable. Though we have less to worry about than previous generations, we have more worry. Though we have it easier than our forefathers, we have more uneasiness. Though we have less real cause for anxiety than our predecessors, we are inwardly more anxious. Calloused hands were the badge of the pioneer, but a furrowed brow is the insignia of modern man.

God has never promised to remove all our troubles, problems, and difficulties. In fact, sometimes I think the truly committed Christian is in conflict with the society around him more than any other person. Society is going in one direction, and the Christian is going in the opposite direction. This brings about friction and conflict. But God has promised, in the midst of trouble and conflict, a genuine peace, a sense of assurance and security, that the worldly person never knows.

Prayer for the day

Lord Jesus, teach me to keep my eyes centered on You rather than on myself and my anxieties. Help me to allow You to give me peace of heart and mind today.

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29 Comments

  1. mary says:

    I suffer from too much fear and anxiety. JESUS HELP ME. TY Everyone has said it all below, I am the same.

  2. Stephen says:

    I have to say, I suffer through anxiety, depression, and worry all the time.
    I cry a lot, and all this worry, depression, and anxiety has gotten so hard to stop that now I am rarely happy.
    If it’s reasonable to ask for this, please pray for me that things get better for me, and for me to be happier.
    This unhappiness sucks.
    Please do not even think that I don’t try to fix the problems myself.
    I pray, use deep breathing, try to think more positive thoughts, and much much more.
    Thanks for your support, and for allowing me to express myself.
    Thank you.

  3. Jeff says:

    There is comfort in knowing that the Almighty is always here for us. When I feel anxieties coming on I talk to God and that always calms me down. He is comforting and reassuring with his love and mercy.

  4. Diane says:

    I suffer from anxiety everyday and try so hard to stop it with prayer and God’s word. Please pray for me that God will help me. He knows my worries and struggles.

    1. maria says:

      Diane, I totally know where you are coming from! I suffer everyday with anxiety. It is a way of life for me. Why don’t we pray for each other. I wish you the best of luck.

  5. Wayne says:

    This devotional speaks directly to my heart !!! I believe that Jesus alone is the total satisfaction of my heart but I am the man with the furrowed brow, please pray for me to let go of all things that take my focus off of the Savior, and that I will be quick to fall on my knees to Him alone !!! I want Him on the throne of my heart !!!

  6. Benson Mudogo says:

    Amen! I sometimes feel anxiety creeping in, then I remember God’s Word. Thank You for sharing today’s word, May God Bless You at BGEA

  7. Gerry says:

    When trials and difficult situations arise, quickly hand them over to the one who can solve them. After all he created heaven and earth. There is none more capable to help than our Lord.