Word 4U Today

‘PROMISES, PROMISES!’ (1)

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 ‘When you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised’ Hebrews 10:36 NIV

Three years Simon Peter had been dragged through ups and downs, victories and failures, and for what?

He’d just denied his Lord Jesus three times.

He’d only gone and proved to himself that deep down, he was what he’d always suspected – a little bit shaky (Aren’t we all?).

Had Jesus been making fun of him when He’d called Peter ‘the Rock’?

But right now, somewhere out there, Jesus, his friend, was hanging halfway between Heaven and Earth, screaming, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’

And where was the trusted ‘Rock’ now? Hiding out, shaking with fear.

This promise of ‘On this rock I will build my church…’ had surely been a mistake. Simon Peter was not up to the job.

And yet…

Skip forward to the book of Acts, and we see that promise fulfilled.

Peter does become the rock that God builds His church upon.

You see, the promise had always been true. Even when Peter was hiding under his bed as Jesus died, God still had His eye on him for glorious things.

Know what? God’s promises are true for you.

And until you see that proved in your situation, stick close to Him. He knows what’s best for you.’ – Just to bridge the gap between feeling hopeless and that out-of-arms-reach ‘everything will be okay’ stuff.

What now?

Feeling brave? Ask an older Christian what they think your strengths are, before the end of the week. God has great things in mind for you; your strengths are most likely going to be a part of it.

SOULFOOD1 Chronicles 19:1 – 23:20 Luke 13:1-17 Psalms 119:49-56 Proverbs 21:4-6

Jolleese Plaire Dzadzovsky

August 14th, 2013

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