Monday, May 9, 2016

TODAY'S DAILY...The promises of God remain

The other day, after the rain, I saw a rainbow. I don't know if you saw it. Perhaps you were busy going about your business and overlooked it. I  have been guilty of that ... I spot the rainbow in the sky after a storm but just keep going, not stopping to reflect on exactly what the rainbow represents.

But the other day, I DID stop and I DID reflect on the promise that God gave thru His rainbow; that no matter what storms may come my way that His Word and His promises remain sure. It is easy to say that we believe and trust in God’s promises when everything is going smoothly for us, but much more difficult when we are facing hardships and stresses in our lives.

Corrie Ten Boom used to liken our lives to a tapestry, woven with many different colored threads. We can only see the underside, which often looks tangled and knotted, but God can see the upper side in which all the threads blend together to make a perfect picture.

For those of you who may be going through difficult and stressful times, may I encourage you today that God’s promises are sure. It is not easy to hold on to those promises when life is hard and dark, but God says, ‘I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you’, (Jeremiah 29:11), and ‘I will never leave you, nor forsake you’. (Hebrews 13: 5b).

"A bruised reed He will not break and a dimly burning wick He will not quench’ (Matthew 12:20).

Take this promise that God says to you and know when you are going thru difficulties that "a bruised reed will not break" and "a dimly burning wick will not be quenched."

There is a silver lining in every rainbow and every tapestry has its twisted threads but we just have to see the hand of God and believe it!

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