Sandwiched Between Two Promises!
Illustrating a Truth of Spiritual Warfare 101
and The Power of Believing
All scripture citations are from the English Standard Version (ESV) unless otherwise noted.
Suppose that it really is true That no matter how you feel about it you are always being loved full throttle by your heavenly Father and that no matter what happens He will always work with everything you will ever experience of your own sins, the sins of others and the enemy's attacks to make sure that an overwhelming blessing overturns the effects of the curse, every single time.
Wouldn't that be sufficient reason for finding joy in the Lord each and every moment of the day? Now take all of your life and everyone you love and put them between these two magnificent promises, then taste and see how good your God is as you feed on the delicious fruit of peace and joy that grows in our Promised Land. Live with a heart of active faith "sandwiched" between His promises.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39
Father, I confess that in many ways I have not believed the Magnificent Promise of redemption. Forgive my unbelief and break its power over me. I utterly renounce that view of my world and Your universe and I choose by an act of my will to believe that the truth really is that a greater good will always come out of everything that goes wrong - because You love us enough to promise it. I rest my heart upon Your Word and turn to live with hope-filled expectations of good things to come. Make me alert to run to You and reach for this sword of truth whenever the devil tries to tempt me to doubt the work of Your Hands!
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