May the blessings of our Lord overtake you today! Saints of God, while looking into the word of God and meditating. I begin to peruse the shallness and willness of the Promises of God. 

He brings peace to our troubled minds when learn to live in His promises. Consider these promises: “He that trust in The Lord shall be safe” (Prov.29:25). “I will keep you in perfect peace” (Isaiah 26:3). In Isaiah 61:3, He promises to give “beauty for ashes to console those who mourn.” He "will swallow up death... and will wipe away tears from all faces..." (Isaiah 25:8). He "shall supply all your needs” (Philippians 4:19). And He promises that “weeping is for a night but joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5).   

All of this is wonderful. However, we must study God's word to know these things. We must understand, believe, accept, and receive the peace and joy God’s promises brings His children. It all begins with faith. When we accept God's Son, Jesus Christ; and believe His Word.  Then we will have the Faith to not only claim but to walk in the promises of His Word. Jesus tells us in Matthews 17:20, “nothing will be impossible for you. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life” (Psalm 23:6).

Why not take your burdens to the Lord and leave them there? Rise up and walk in the shallness and willness of God's promises. “And it shall come to pass...that God will set you high above all nations of the earth… these blessings shall overtake you” (Deuteronomy 28:1-2). God declares, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).

Thank you Lord for Your blessed assurance! God bless you, stay safe!

Pray for our Pastor.

 

— Sister Catherine Raphael