Promise Keeper

Devotionals

The past week has been a tough one for me, and has left me feeling down. There are many times in my life where I wonder why certain situations turned out the way they did. I try to find peace in knowing that God has a reason and a purpose for everything and in times where I question what that reason is, I always turn to His word for comfort. Last night as I was reading, I came across the verse “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:41 

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Reading this verse brought me instant peace. I’ll be the first to admit that in the past few months I have not been as diligent about reading my bible or furthering my relationship with God, when that is exactly what my soul was craving. My anxiety, worry, and hurt calmed down in that moment and I knew that everything was going to be okay.

Life isn’t always going to be easy. All of us will go through many storms and days where it seems like the world is against us. However, we have to find peace in knowing that even when it feels like the world is against us…God is for us and He has made promises that he does not intend on breaking. In times of trouble and strife it can be hard to trust in these promises, trust me I understand, but He has a plan for all of us.

I always have to remind myself that God is a promise keeper and His plans for me are bigger than any I could ever imagine for myself. In times of heartache and trouble I need to always remember to look to Him and find comfort in His plans and purpose for my life. It makes me so happy to know that I can always count on Him, no matter the situation at hand.

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I know that time heals, and in the meantime I will keep my focus on God and the promises He has made all of us and find peace in that. Here is my prayer for the day, “God I pray for healing and I pray for peace. I thank you for the promises you have made me, for I know you will keep them. Help me to lean not on my own understanding, but to lean on you Lord and know that you have a reason and purpose for everything. Amen.”

-Taylor Johns

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