Word: When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. Isaiah 43:2
Thought: Are we standing of the promises of God every day in faith and count on Him for everything or panic as we walk through the rivers and fire in our lives? Abraham is considered to be the father of faith since he clung on to God’s promises even in times of adversity and at the edge of the cliff not knowing what is going to happen next. Many a times in our lives the promises of God seem too far and we start to tend to think ‘will it happen?’ – The simple answer is ‘it will happen’. Remember the question comes from the evil one and if we don’t rebuke it, the faith will dwindle and you might see that you have lost the promise – again the promise is still there, but you have just lost it drowned in the water and scotched in the flames because you did not cling on to it. Whatever might be your situation, just cling on to it and it will happen since the one who has called us is faithful and He will take us through what we has called us for and give what He has promised. Heaven and earth might pass away, but His word (through which we have our promises) ensure forever – He holds our promises for the present and the future, let us not wait to cling on to them and wait with faith (without doubt) to claim them.
Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me to stand on your promises that will never fall and never fail. Increase our faith that even in times of adversity let us cling on to your promises and receive them for your glory. Amen.
Song: Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
Listening every moment to the Spirit’s call
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.
Quote: When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go. Only one of two things will happen: either He’ll catch you when you fall, or He’ll teach you how to fly