Tag Archives: assurance

Be Still And Know That I Am God – Daily Inspiration, October 7, 2012

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

You believe in God. You trust in God. There is nothing, NOTHING, that can shatter your faith.

Or so you thought.

Then there was that car accident that wrecked your car. How about the bad report from your doctor regarding that routine test you took last week? Maybe, you were laid off and now the money from your (meager) savings has run dry. You may have experienced all three scenarios, back-to-back-to-back.

Wait, you say to yourself, I’ve done everything I was supposed to do. I go to church, I tithe, I volunteer my time and money, I’ve shunned the people and activities that I know leads me down the wrong path. I study my Bible daily. I pray daily and I keep the Lord’s commands. Why is all of this happening to me? What have I done to deserve this?

The answer to that is simple. You live. Belief and trust in God does not keep trying times from you, rather it provides you with the confidence and assurance that God is with you during those hard times. That confidence and assurance gives you peace and strenthens your faith. What is your personal goal as a Christian? Are you looking for a “spiritual insurance policy” that ensures nothing but rainbows and blue skies? Or, are you seeking a deep, meaningful relationship with God steeped in love and the promise of spending eternity praising Him? This is not to imply that those who seek God aren’t sometimes rattled by the inevitable twists in life. However, if a relationship with God is present, those who seek Him can draw on His Word and not their emotions for guidance and reassurance.

If this is your season for trying and diffult times, don’t wallow in, “Why me?” Use this moment to draw closer to God and experience the comfort in knowing He will see you through.

May the Lord be with you today and always.

Know That The Lord Is God – Daily Inspiration, August 28, 2012

“Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.” Psalm 100:3

Say with confidence that the Lord is God and we belong to Him. Know this when you feel alone, know this when you feel abandoned by others, know this when you feel weakened by life’s trials and tribulations. God is with us; through Him we can endure through our struggles. Through Him we can forgive others their trespasses. Through Him we we can find rest and comfort. Through Him we have the assurance and strength to greet each day with joy and expectancy despite our circumstances. We know we serve a mighty and loving God. Let our behaviors reflect this.

May the Lord be with you today and always.

We Are More Than Conquerors Through Him Who Loved Us – Daily Inspiration, August 13, 2012

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it was written: ‘For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8: 35-37

Believers have always faced hardships in one form or another: persecution, imprisonment, even death. Our hardships today may not be as severe as those in the early church, but they are enough to weigh heavily on us, nonetheless. We may be facing illness, family troubles, job loss. Take comfort in knowing God is here for us. Knowing His guiding hand is always there to comfort us gives us the strength to soldier on through trying times. If you feel weak in spirit this morning, do not fear, for God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” Hebrews 13:5. What more assurance do we need?

God bless you.

He Enables Me To Go On The Heights – Daily Inspiration, July 30, 2012

“The Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of the deer, he enables me to go on the heights.” Habakkuk 3:19

When problems come, they seem to come back-to-back, knocking the wind out of me and shaking my confidence. I try to not to let these moments rattle me but it happens as it happens for all of us from time to time. When we make the Lord our strength, however, He enables us to withstand difficult situations with confidence and assurance. Whatever difficulties you may be experiencing today, do not lean to your own understanding but, instead, lean on God for peace through it. He is with us and will deliver us, restoring our faith and making our feet like that of the deer, able to go on the heights.

God bless you.

Praise His Holy Name For Ever And Ever – Daily Inspiration, July 29, 2012

“My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.” Psalm 145:21

Today is the beginning of a new week, so let’s start it refreshed, renewed and full of praise! Let’s leave behind the pain and disappointments of the prior week; keep the past in the past. Make today a day of praise for our Lord – for His greatness, for His grace and for His mercy. If we keep this within our hearts, we will be able to endure upcoming trials with the peace and assurance that we are not alone, we have a Protector guiding us.

May the Lord be with you.