Through adjustments and adversity, know there is a loving Lord whose arms are wide open: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
-John 3:16 (NIV)
Through trials and pain, know there is a Lord ready to comfort: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles. . .”
-2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)
Through struggles and despair, know there is a Lord in whom you can confide: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
-Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
Through triumph and happiness, know there is a Lord wanting to rejoice: “And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
-Romans 8:28 (NIV)
Through ignorance and confusion, know there is a Lord calling your name: “Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become to him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'”
-John 4:12-13 (NIV)
Through mistakes and failures, know there is a Lord willing and ready to offer forgiveness: “. . .for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
-Romans 3:23-24 (NIV)
Through discipline and obedience, know there is a Lord waiting to bless you: “[Jesus] replied, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.'”
-Luke 11:28 (NIV)
Through acceptance and belief, know there is a Lord who will never leave nor forsake you: “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.”
-Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)
1. Do I trust God no matter what circumstance I face in life?
2. Do my actions reflect that I believe God’s Word?
3. What are some promises God gives in His Word that I can rely on this week?