At times, we err in feeling as if God and His Word have let us down.
Instead, we must persevere in faith on earth before obtaining our crown.
We KNOW of and have seen times in our lives when God’s promises prevailed;
but we must trust the Lord even when it SEEMS as though they’ve “failed.”
For “LOVE NEVER FAILS,” and God, who is love, will always undergird us.
Keep the faith, knowing that when we prayed, He certainly heard us.
“Underneath are the everlasting arms” is an assuring promise to realize.
“To whom shall we go?” Peter asked of Christ. He believed in Him, the Son of the living God, and that keeping faith in Him was truly wise.
P. A. Oltrogge
“Then Jesus said to the twelve, ‘Do you also want to go away?’ But Simon Peter answered Him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.'” John 6:67-69 NKJV
“Love never fails….” 1 Corinthians 13:8 NKJV
“The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms….” Deuteronomy 33:27 NKJV
“Then my enemies will be turned back in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me.” Psalm 56:9 NASB
“O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies! Where is there anyone as mighty as you, O Lord? You are entirely faithful.” Psalm 89:8 NLT
“Blessed (happy, to be envied) is the man who is patient under trial and stands up under temptation, for when he has stood the test and been approved, he will receive (the victor’s) crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him. Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted from God; for God is incapable of being tempted by (what is) evil and He Himself tempts no one.” James 1:12-13 AMPC
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21 NKJV
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 RSV
GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME! Don’t give up, certainly not on faith in God, for it’s never His desire to give up on you. And we’re living in days where staying close to and hearing from Him is essential. Remain strong in your prayers and praise.
For inspirational reading: “From Faith to Faith” is a daily devotional book available at http://www.kcm.org
“Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.” Psalm 36:5 NLT
“I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.” Psalm 138:2 NLT