Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
“The Eternal God is your Refuge, and underneath are the Everlasting Arms” (Deut. 33:27).
As we leave this year behind and venture into a new year full of uncertainties; we can count on the Promises of God we find in His Word. With the world around us changing at an incredibly fast rate; with our nation moving in a direction we would not have believed possible; with the new challenges we may face in our personal lives: we can know that the Lord never changes and we can know that we can count on the Promises of God. the Bible is God’s love letter to us and it is said that there are some 8810 promises He made to us within the pages of this Book. We can see in this a love for us that has provided for all our needs through all the promises made. We can trust in His Word as David testifies to in the following verse:
“You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in Your Word” (Psalm 119:114).
The Lord loves us and has provided a way to rescue us from our fallen state so that we might be saved from eternal destruction and have Eternal Life. He sent His Beloved Son as the only possible answer to our hopeless condition. He left His home in glory to die on a cruel cross to pay the sin debt and open the way to Heaven for all those who will come to Him by faith. It is the greatest promise we could ever hope for. He has promised this to us in the following verse:
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
This is the greatest promise God has made to us and it cost Him greatly to provide it. If we do not know the Lord; if we have not come by faith in Christ and His Sacrifice for our sins at Calvary, then coming into a new year with an uncertain future before us could certainly cause us some anxiety. The Lord’s promise to those that go His way is peace. Peace with God, and the Peace of God in the midst of all that is going on around us. The following verse promises the peace of God to His children:
“And the Peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).
As we walk out our lives by faith in Christ and what He accomplished at Calvary we are kept by the peace of God. The Lord has also promised to provide for us.
“But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in Glory” (Phil. 4:19).
The Lord watches over us in His loving care. The Lord’s care for us is seen in the many promises He has given us to comfort us, and show us that He is our refuge and strength. The following is one of those promises:
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).
And lastly, Jesus has promised to return for all those that love Him prior to the judgment of God on this world known as the Great Tribulation. He makes this very clear in the following verse:
“In My Father’s House are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there you may be also (the resurrection or Rapture of the church)” John 14:2,3).
So as we enter this new year let us go forth with faith in the God that loves us and watches over us. We can walk out our lives knowing that the Creator of all things, the Lord of Glory, has made us many, many, promises in His Word. We are much blessed in knowing Him. He has saved us and made us sons and daughters of God. We have peace with God and the Peace of God. He provides for us in all our needs. And we are safe and secure in His loving care. And best of all: He is coming back to take us to Heaven and we will be with our Lord for eternity.
“It Is the Lord Who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed” (Deut. 3:18).
God Loves You!
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