GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISE
Thanks be to God that He keeps His promise! What God promises, He will deliver. In times like these we need to know that God is true to His word. As we struggle with life’s problems, burdens, and cares that overwhelm us, we need to be reminded that God has the power to bring us through, no matter what situation we find ourselves. The God we serve is able and willing to bring us through. In the words of the songwriter, “He promised never to leave us, never to leave us alone.” In John 16:33, we find these words:
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
Jesus is speaking to His disciples. He tells them, in verse 32, that the time will come when they will leave Him, but He assures them that He will not really be alone, because His Father will be with Him. He wants them to know that although they will experience trials and troubles, they should be encouraged, because He has overcome the world: sadness will be turned to joy. He promised them that victory would be theirs. And that same promise is ours today. All we have to do is remember that God keeps His promise!