Wednesday, January 1, 2014

His Promises Fulfilled.

I flipped through the pages of my 2013 journal, looking back at all the ways God has led me this year. And this one revelation popped up on almost every page as I read:


God has fulfilled so many of His beautiful promises in my life this year.






-Those times that I didn't have strength to press on, He gently reminded me of this:


“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” ~Isaiah 40:29-31


Believe me, I felt the miracle of this power many times this year... and I am still claiming it now... He has always come through.




-Those times I didn't know how He could, or would provide for my needs, this was His promise to me:


“The means in our possession may not seem to be sufficient for the work; but if we will move forward in faith, believing in the all-sufficient power of God, abundant resources will open before us. If the work be of God, He Himself will provide the means for its accomplishment. He will reward honest, simple reliance upon Him. The little that is wisely and economically used in the service of the Lord of heaven will increase in the very act of imparting.” ~WM 265


And He never let me down.




-Those days I felt all was lost, alone and forsaken, this He whispered with a twinkle in His eye:


“..weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” ~Psalms 30:5


And I surely found this promise true! =)




-Those times where I felt scared, and alone to face the unknown, this He said:


And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.”
~Genesis 28:15


-Those times I felt unsatisfied with His answers, and forgotten about, this He gently said:


“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” ~Hebrews 13:5


And the theme of the year has been this;


He hath made every thing beautiful in his time..” ~Ecclesiastes 3: 11


And I pray it continues on in this New Year.


Nestle in the sheltering arms of Jesus, and do not wrestle yourself out of His arms. Just believe and praise God and go forward. We are almost home.....The Lord is coming. Look up and rejoice, for your redemption draweth nigh. I see in Jesus a compassionate, loving Redeemer, One who can save to the uttermost all who come unto Him. Bear your whole weight on the promises of God. Believe it is your privilege to believe. {TDG 9}


A wonderful New Year to you all! And may His promises be fulfilled all year through, along your journey!