Most of us have been disappointed from time to time with people. Sometimes people will say one thing and do another. Perhaps someone has promised to do something for us or keep a confidence and they did not live up to their word. I think everyone has gone through this experience at one time or another. I know I have. It leaves us feeling disappointed and at times discouraged with people in general. We like to be able to count on others and when they let us down we have to deal the consequences.
Thankfully, we have one who will never act against His promises. God has promised so many things to His children in His word and we can take Him at His promises and hold Him to them. Unlike man, He doesn’t lie or change. Heb.13:8 NIV Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
As His kids, we are so fortunate that there is so much available to us as we walk in His ways and in communion with Him. I want to mention just a few of the many promises we can stand on. There are too many to list them all here but they can be found in our Bibles. Here are three that are life changing as we take Him at His word.
1John2:1,2 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins,and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
There is guaranteed forgiveness for our sins for anyone who asks through Jesus Christ. The verse doesn’t say maybe, or only for certain sins, or to those people who are nice! It says “If ANYBODY does sin, we have an advocate (one who argues for a cause, supporter or defender, one that pleads on another’s behalf; an intercessor) with the Father-JESUS CHRIST, the righteous One.
Luke 11:13 NIV 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Anyone who is a believer and is walking on this planet must realize how much we need the Holy Spirit. Without God’s Spirit we would not even be able to come to the Lord in the first place. Without God’s Spirit equipping us we would not be able to carry out the work God has for us to accomplish here. There would be no heart cry for the Saviour, no healing, no deliverance, no transformation in our hearts etc.. and all we need to do is ask!
Deut. 31:8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
WOW! Those are powerful words. Who else can we count on to NEVER leave us nor FORSAKE us? He is with us every moment of every day. We can bank on that. No matter what the circumstance, what the trial or what the experience He is walking through it with us.
By soaking in, applying and standing on the absolute truth of the above three verses alone, our walk with God will grow more intimate and our love and forgiveness towards others will increase.