Rev. Wayne Sanders
Take Comfort in His Promises
December 22, 2020
Romans 15:4 (Berean Study Bible)
4 "For everything that was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope."
Psalm 119:46-56 (The Message):
"Remember what you said to me, your servant— I hang on to these words for dear life! These words hold me up in bad times; yes, your promises rejuvenate me. The insolent ridicule me without mercy, but I don’t budge from your revelation. I watch for your ancient landmark words, and know I’m on the right track. But when I see the wicked ignore your directions, I’m beside myself with anger. I set your instructions to music and sing them as I walk this pilgrim way. I meditate on your name all night, God, treasuring your revelation, O God. Still, I walk through a rain of derision because I live by your Word and counsel."
It was not always this way for me; to be able to find the kind of peace that is promised to me in the Bible until I finally gave my heart to Jesus. Then I found that God's word speaks to the hearts of those that have been broken by bad times in their lives.
How many times have the circumstances in your life seemed to push you to the brink of no return? Yet God's Word brings the comfort that is impossible to find without Him. You were on His mind when troubles came your way, and, now, He is working things out for your good. So hold on for dear life and receive His promises today.
Farther, I want to thank You for giving us the story that was recorded in the Gospels about Your plan to rescue us from the hands of the unmerciful. This little child was more than just a baby. He was Your Son, and He paid the debt for all of us so we can be with You forever. I am grateful to You for Your promises. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.