“Promises of God” by Debbie Sanders.
My attention has been greatly piqued having read several articles of late, both in secular as well as spiritual circles, discussing rhythm. One season follows another, and life events fall in succession, bringing about an unrealized sense of symmetry. The constant rhythmic flow of life, when interrupted, leaves us feeling off, sometimes confused and perhaps even fearful.
At present, looking forward to our future can bring about such uncertainty. Making plans for events seems an effort in futility. However, one thing we know for certain is that we are absolutely uncertain about what tomorrow holds. And yet, what a remarkable difference, when we look to Jesus.
Our uncertainty causes us to look to His certainty. He never changes or waivers. He is always the same. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today and forever Hebrews 13:8. Our questions require us to seek answers from a God that knows all. Our insecurities melt into sweet security when we remember that our God knows the beginning from the end. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty Rev. 1:8.
We look at the clock and calendar and wonder how long our situation will last, but
Psalms 31:15 says “my times are in Thy hand.”
Our chaotic world, lends the perfect opportunity to rely on Him who said, come unto me and I will give You rest. Matt. 11:28
Let not your heart be troubled, He instructed us in John 14:1.
And so, we have a choice:
* Wonder, worry, wring our hands and wax faint
Or we can
* Relax, rest, renew our minds, remind ourselves that we are safe under His wings and that underneath are the everlasting arms. Deut. 33:27
And so, if you look at it this way, viewing our current situation through the “glasses” of the promises of the Word of God, then really, nothing has changed. We have:
* always been safe Pro.18:10
* always been promised protection under his wings Ps. 91:4
* always had hope and a future Jer 29:11 NKJV
In your TCG meetings, discuss the things that we can always count on, regardless of what is going on in our world today. Help our girls realize the safety that is found in living for and walking with Jesus. Look back on this year with them and share ways that each has grown and what they’ve learned about life, along with the promises given in the Word of God.
Some things just never change ….
Debbie Sanders – TCG Director
(TCG Parents and Leaders Newsletter – Ladies Ministries – email@example.com)