I'm sure that we all have children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren who are out in the world and not in a saving relationship with Jesus. It is the heartache of about every parent or grandparent. We love our children and grandchildren and want them to be with us in heaven, that is my desire and I am sure that most of you have the same desires.
Well, God has given us some very special promises for us to trust in and I want to share them with you this morning.
Isaiah 49:25 "But thus says the Lord: Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible be delivered; For I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children." I believe He is speaking of Satan trying to steal our children away and He promises that He will contend with him and save our children. A wonderful promise. Pray in faith for your children.
Isaiah 54:13 "All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children." All my children and their children need peace, and I am sure in this day and age, most of us and our children could use a lot of peace in our hearts and God promises great peace to our children.
Jeremiah 31:16,17 "Thus says the Lord: Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears; For your work shall be rewarded, says the Lord, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy. There is hope in your future, says the Lord, that your children shall come back to their own border."
God says there is hope in our future that our children shall come back to their own border. I believe that and I know from my own experience that God does answer our prayers regarding our children and grandchildren, so keep praying for them and keep trusting in His promises.
In 2 Peter 1:4 it says that we "have been given exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."
Do you want too be a partaker of His divine nature? That is why we have been given these special promises so we have His sure word to lean on in times of distress and anxiety. I know most of us are anxious over some family member and so trust in His promises for our families and He will save them because He has promised. Put these promises on cards and memorize them. They are specially written for us and He wants us to partake of His divine nature and escape the corruption in the world.
We need to pray that our children will escape the corruption that is in the world too. Please trust in His power to save. Grandma Joan