What if you knew that, in your hard place, God would meet your needs and bring you through the challenge in an amazing display of his faithfulness? Would believing that change anything?

What if you knew that, in your hard place, God would meet your needs and bring you through the challenge in an amazing display of his faithfulness? Would believing that change anything. Click To Tweet

Someone in a hard place sent this: “I was reading over some of my many verses the Lord has given me during this time. I started thinking about all the references that speak to who God is or what God does—and it was overwhelming!

“Preserves my life; fulfills his purpose; is my rock, salvation, defense, glory, fortress, lamp; gives me rest and peace; does a new thing; makes a way; strengthens me; helps me; upholds me; draws me up; sets my feet on a rock; makes my steps secure; restores, confirms, strengthens, establishes me; puts a new song in my mouth; makes me tread on my high places; calls me in righteousness; takes me by the hand and keeps me; brings me out with rejoicing and shouts of joy; out of darkness and deepest gloom; breaks away my chains; prepares me for this very thing; turns my darkness into light; keeps me in perfect peace; plucks my feet out of the net; gives me power; increases strength; gives strong support; hears my voice; deals bountifully with me; delivers my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.”

Yes…overwhelming! Believers would do well to read this every day.

What if you knew that, wherever you are, whatever you are going through, those promises were true? What if you could depend on God to keep his Word?

Well, can we depend on him? That’s what we have to decide.

I don’t know about you, but I have a little short-term-memory problem. I forget today the awesome thing God did for me yesterday. Current struggles loom so large and crushing that they blot out the miracle God did just for me, showing himself to be my rock and my defense. He gave me rest and peace. He set my feet on a rock and kept me from stumbling. If I choose to remember what he did yesterday, I will not allow worry to overcome me today.

God and I have a history. His strong arm has never failed me in the past. I can depend on it to guide and strengthen me today, whatever this day brings.

God and I have a history. His strong arm has never failed me in the past. I can depend on it to guide and strengthen me today, whatever this day brings. Click To Tweet

Worry, anxiety, and fear cannot get a grip if I fill my mind with God’s truth. That’s something I must do deliberately. That word just came to mind, but it isn’t a word I often use. Thesaurus gives these synonyms: intentionally, on purpose, consciously, methodically.

Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of  your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Memorizing Scripture—deliberately, intentionally, on purpose, consciously, methodically ingesting God’s promises—renews the mind, changing our thinking.

When troubled, I often ask friends to pray. They are quick to assure me everything will be all right. Books by Christian authors give encouragement. The pastor’s Sunday messages offer comfort and hope. But a question mark lingers in my thinking. Can God intervene in my situation? Will he?

Then I open His Word and learn more about who he is and what he does. The question mark becomes an exclamation point! God can and he will!  Believing God in my hard place changes me.

If you’re in a hard place today, why not print the above promises (in bold)? Read them every day and throughout the day until you believe them.

Our God is faithful to keep his promises. You can depend on it!

I’d love to hear how a promise carried you through your hard place. And please share this with your friends!

Living the maximum life!

© Dianne Barker 2020

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