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Attempting to obey God and follow Jesus Christ our Lord

Promises Exclude an Easy Life

     There is no way the hand of God can be denied in my life. He has made promises to me that were often contingent upon my actions or inactions. Likewise there were promises made that had nothing to do with my activity rather God’s faithfulness to me became the sole impetus to faithful promises of God. Even so God at no time promised me that my life would be easy. He did not say that my life would be free of life’s ups and downs.  Actually, the converse is true in that God’s Word clearly shows that the Christian life would be one of trials and tribulations (Acts 14:22).

     While reflection is made on my most recent trip to Texas I am reminded of a promise God made to me in a dream. The genesis of the dream was that Texas would be a blessing to me. However God did not tell me that all would be easy. My move to Texas meant that I had to rely on God’s Word and what He has for my future. It meant that I had to move despite the fact that I could not see all that He was pointing me to. So, I decided that I would trust God. And that trust led me to a train ticket that I did not pay for. That trust provided me a house to live in that I did not have prior to coming to Texas. Yes, there are some bumps in the road yet the blessings of God and His promises simply nullify the bumps that seek to discourage me.

     This brief missive is simply to remind those that will hear that God is faithful that promised. If He said it, it will surely come to pass. There will be difficult times and times that will cause the scratching of the head. Yet when God lays out blessings the blessings are sure. So, don’t give up and don’t give in. Hold fast to the Word of God and let nothing but nothing separate you from God’s promises. No, don’t worry about the difficult times just hold on to the promises of God.

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2 responses

  1. Excellent note Loopyloo. Reminds us that while God has our back, He never said that it would be easy. God bless you my friend. Keep the faith and take care knowing that you are in my prayers.

    D.

    March 12, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    • It is indeed an excellent note D, Pastor Carter speaks from experience and I am so thankful that God has blessed him with a new location and job! God bless you and I love you!

      March 17, 2014 at 10:24 am