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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14 Comments

  1. w.a says:

    Galatians 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

  2. Mark C says:

    Interviewed (youtube) in later days, Fred Sanger, Nobel winning chemist said simply ‘truth is important’. Truth is an element of Love. If we share a common vision, there is no antagonism between generations or denominations. Our risen Savior, Jesus, the eternal hope of all mankind is the embodiment of truth in love. Is he the source of our vision? Only Jesus can set men free.

  3. Daniel says:

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who loved him. Who have been called. According. To his puspose.

  4. Don Fisher says:

    And the peace of GOD,which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

  5. Gerry says:

    Situations in life can cause worry and anxiety. This is a natural feeling, but as a child of God you can cut it short by asking God to surround you with his calming peace, to face any situation. Use his power, not yours and overcome worry.

  6. Marilyn says:

    The fruit of the righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. We Praise you, Jesus.

  7. Myrna says:

    The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in the times of trouble. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.

  8. Myrna says:

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

  9. Joyce Paul says:

    With God there is Hope even in the most hopeless situation. because every Christian plays an important role
    in the body of CHRIST. GOD BLESS US ALL! amen.