God’s Promises for Life’s Problems

In light of recent terrorist attacks at home and abroad, I wonder if you’re rethinking your concert attendance, your vacation destination, or your trip to the movies.

Even if you’re confident that danger is far off, challenges and crisis happen all the time.
I’m not talking about inconveniences like a car that won’t start or a long line at the post office.

I’m talking about the shocking, heartbreaking, disturbing bombshells.

  • The marriage is over.
  • The job ends.
  • The car’s wrecked.
  • The money’s gone.
  • The diagnoses is pronounced
  • The man of your dreams dies
    …and your life, like mine was, is irrevocably changed or altered in a way you don’t deserve.

Robyn and Almida gravesideWhen it happens to you there are two immediate and visceral reactions.

The first is NO!

You don’t like it, you don’t want it, and you don’t agree with it. 

Just NO!

When NO doesn’t turn into YES no matter how much you cry, beg, plead or pray, the next reaction is often WHY?

Why me? Why now? Why ever?

It seems fair to ask why.
You long for the lost to be found, the broken to be fixed, for the stolen to be returned.

Really … you just want your life back!

Can you relate?

I am passionate about helping you find hope in the midst of your hard circumstances. Whether those circumstances were self-induced or have been thrust upon you.

Today, I want to remind you of God’s promises.

  • He loves you.  (John3:16)
  • He forgives you. (1John 1:9)
  • He is with you. (Psalm 46:10)
  • He is trustworthy. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
  • He has a plan. (Jeremiah 29:11)
  • He will strengthen you. (Isaiah 41:10)
  • He can redeem this. (Ephesians 1:7)

As you go into this Christmas season, know that even though you can’t control or change the calamities, God can. And does. And will.

I encourage you to make your own list of God’s promises today.
It’s a valuable reminder of God’s goodness and greatness.

Scripture Refresher: My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
Psalm 119:50 NIV
Prayer:  God,remind me that you still sit on your throne and I am always under your watchful eye.  Though there are times it doesn’t feel safe, remind me I am yours and you will always care for me.  Amen.