Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 2019.
There is nothing that can compare to the love God has bestowed on us. No matter what we have done, He is very faithful. You might have committed a great sin, being on any type of addiction, being in disobedience to His instructions, etc which now make you to be down and think that you amount to nothing. I want to encourage you today that, those were the reasons that Jesus Christ came so that we will be free. The bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20 that, Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins. Does that give us the right to sin? No, but if you have committed any sin, go to the Father on your kneels and plead for forgiveness and He is faithful to forgive. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness – 1 John 1:9.
Most times we allow fear to take its roots in our heart may be due to pressure of life, pressure of those around us, pressure of situation, pressure of uncertainty, pressure of joblessness, pressure of sickness etc. We should consider how great our God is instead. So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand – Isaiah 41:10. God has promised us that He will always be with us. If God is on our side, who can be against us – Romans 8:31? Absolutely nobody, no situation, no trials can be against us. Yes the bible says that surely they will try but their plans will never prosper. The says in Isaiah 54:15, If anyone attack you, it will not be my doing, whoever attacks you will surrender. Almighty God is too faithful to fail. The trial is just for a season. All we need to do is to keep trusting Him no matter the level of suffering because He that has promised is very faithful and He will show up at the right time. WE should try to live above sin because darkness and light doesn’t have anything in common and keep praying.
BELOW ARE SOME GOD’S PROMISES IN THE BIBLE:
Psalm 84 : 11 – For the Lord God is a sun and shield, the Lord bestows favour and honour, no good thing does He withhold from those whose way of life is blameless.
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Psalm 37:4 – Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Philippians 4:19 – And God will meet all your needs according to riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.
John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Proverbs 16:7 – When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way, He causes their enemies to make peace with them.
Romans 8:28 – 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.
Romans 8:32 – He who did not spare his own son, but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also give along with Him, graciously give us all things? (NIV).
PRAYER: Father, we thank You for Your promises. Lord, without You, we can’t do anything. Our hope and trust is on You. Give us the grace to rely on You no matter the situation because we know that You will never abandon us in the name of Jesus Christ.