Sunday, February 12, 2017

Promises to the Afflicted -cont.

This is a continuation of yesterday's post.  I asked God this morning to give me a special promise for the pain I've been in, so we will see what He has in store for me.  He has never failed me and I know that He will not fail me today.  I hope it helps someone besides me today.  Thank you for reading.

Fellowship in Christ's sufferings

1 Peter 4:12,13  "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you.  But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings, that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy."

Membership in the Company of the Redeemed

Revelation 7:13,14  "And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?  And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest.  And he said to me, these are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."

Final Deliverance from sorrow and pain

Revelation 21:4  "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

God hasn't promised us a bed of roses, or no sorrow or pain, but He has promised us  to be with us through it all and we are not to think it strange when we have trials that try our faith, how else would our faith be strengthened?  He takes the pain away when we need it removed and He heals our sorrowing heart in time.  In this day there is a lot of sorrow, so much sin has caused so much sorrow and many, many families have been hit with horrible things that have caused so very much sorrow. It is impossible to have peace and joy without our God to heal our broken hearts and our broken bodies.  God tells us in Hosea 12:6 "Therefore turn thou to thy God, keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually."

A way of escape

1 Corinthians 10:13  "There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way of escape, that ye may be able to bear it."

Take the way of escape and "Resist the devil and he will flee from you, Draw night to God and He will draw night to you."  James 4:7,8.  So many promises to help us in our journey in this world.
Hope that you love these promises and find them just the help that you need for your pain, sorrow and trials.  God bless you.  Grandma Joan

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