At the end of Easter, I pull up the bed linens and curl up…content. I rest deeply in true comfort, as covered in promise.
And yet at the end of 47 Lent-days I woke to find nothing changed—not my position in life or my bank account. But what I do have is a greater sense of God’s faithfulness. And a greater sense of belovedness. Of being graced by Almighty God with gifts of His faithful love.
The longer I look at a flower, the more beautiful it becomes. The more I notice the intricate details and delicacy of its creation. I feel that way about these past weeks marveling at God’s promises.
From the promise in Genesis to crush the serpent to His promise in Revelation for a new earth, God has gifted promises for His creation lavishly. Who could not delight in such a God?
Looking at these promises was to look to God in awe and adoration. And it brought such blessing to look ahead with a greater faith.
It is my prayer that this time in His Word has strengthened you to face adversity. That you have come to know our God-of-Promise more intimately. That you more fully realize the great lengths He has gone to fulfill the intricate and exquisite promises planned ages ago. That you have personally seen the richness of His grace in Christ.
And that you firmly believe that “as He said and as He promised” so will He do.
Jerry Bridges writes; “Don’t ask, ‘Do I have faith?’ Ask rather, ‘Do I believe the promises of God?’ If you do, it’s because God has given you the gift of faith. Let God’s promises drive away doubt.”
The Lord our God has blessed us as He has promised, it is now ours but to believe and share.
From the fullness of Your grace, Father, we have all received one blessing after another. Help us to live faithfully from that fullness.
P.S. With 51 posts in 48 straight days, I feel like I'm running a bit low on words (God has been so good to provide!). I've decided to take a short break here in order to finish up some other projects. I hope to return in a few weeks.