Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

Hebrews 13:8 NLT
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Psalm 103:14 NKJV
For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.

Psalm 103:17-18 NKJV
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children, [18] To such as keep His covenant, And to those who remember His commandments to do them.

People are not perfect. When times of struggle happen to us, even the strongest Christians will have wavering faith. We know in our mind the promises of God, yet fear will grip us and shake us to our core. 

Yet God! He is unwavering. He IS perfect. He is the One who is and was and will always be, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, and the Ruler of the entire universe. God, in all of His mighty and majestic glory, is still on our side, even in the times we doubt. He knows our frame and remembers that He made us out of dust. Psalm 103:14 is a life verse that I always remember in those times when life seems to kick us in the rear side. 

We are not able to see the future and the other side of our problems. So in the moment, when our vision is cloudy, and it may feel like the world is falling down around us, it is important to have God’s Word seared onto our hearts with life verses that will help us to endure. The Great I Am is for us, and with Him on our side, nothing can be against us. He is able to take any situation in our lives and turn it around for good. 

Romans 8:27-28 NLT
And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. [28] And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Romans 8:31 NLT
What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?

Romans 8:35-39 NLT
Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? [36] (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) [37] No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. [38] And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. [39] No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I know personally, in my own life, if I look back at the challenges I have faced over the years, I can now reflect on how God worked everything out for my good. God is always at work in those that love Him. The battles we face will build our faith and character and make us stronger believers. God is always working on us just as skilled hands carve a hunk of marble into a beautiful sculpture. Sometimes large sections are hammered off, while other times, small chisels are used with delicate finesse to perfect the beauty of what lies inside the mass of rock. [1] God is forming us into His masterpiece and will use each and every circumstance in our lives to make us stronger for His glory. We only need to stay in a humble posture, waiting on Him, with an attitude of “thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven.” 

Matthew 6:10 KJV
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

The world has no guarantees for peace or happiness. Jesus told us we will have trials and sorrows, but He has overcome the world. So we can rest in knowing that one day, we will be with Him in eternity, where there will be no more pain, sorrows, sickness, tribulations, or sadness, but only an eternity of joy in the arms of our Master and Savior. 

John 16:33 NLT
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

Revelation 21:4 NLT
He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”

I love you and am praying for you today!

Heavenly Father, I trust in You alone for peace in my heart. Even though the world seems to be in a constant state of turmoil, and my own life has challenges that can sometimes be unbearable, I know that you work all things together for my good. I know that your watchful eye sees everything, and your perfect will is always at work. There are things I don’t understand and probably will never understand until I am on the other side of eternity. But I trust in you alone, as our Faithful Redeemer, to do what is best according to your will. In these times of uncertainty, please help me to remember your promises. Let my motives be pure. Let my heart be strong to Your will. Let me seek You first above all else and look forward to the days when you make all things new. In Jesus’s precious name, I pray. Amen. 

[1] That transformation is no sudden thing, though the revolution which underlies it may be instantaneous. The working out of the new motives, the working in of the new power, is no mere work of a moment. It is a lifelong task till the lump be leavened. Michaelangelo, in his mystical way, used to say that sculpture effected its aim by the removal of parts; as if the statue lay somehow hid in the marble block. We have, day by day, to work at the task of removing the superfluities that mask its outlines. Sometimes with a heavy mallet, and a hard blow, and a broad chisel, we have to take away huge masses; sometimes, with fine tools and delicate touches, to remove a grain or two of powdered dust from the sparkling block, but always to seek more and more, by slow, patient toil, to conform ourselves to that serene type of all perfectness that we have learned to love in Jesus Christ.

Excerpt from MacLaren Expositions Of Holy Scripture Romans 12:2

Romans 12:2 NKJV
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.


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