Sometimes we may face challenges in our lives and it may seem hard to go forward. However, in these circumstances whatever they are we need to focus our attention on Jesus. He needs to be our focal point even if we have to go day by day.
Jesus has made promises to each of us as his followers and we will cover those promises today. Let’s get started!
Focusing in On Our King
You may be in a hard place but you have to stand on the promises of our King! Jesus said he would never leave us or forsake us from Hebrews 13:5, and would provide for all of our daily needs according to Philippians 4:19. We also can stand on the promise that by his stripes we’ve been healed according to Isaiah 53:5. With these verses in mind we should have confidence in Jesus and should take time to praise him as there is power in praise and worship!
We also should take into consideration that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us and if God is for us who can be against us. (Philippians 4:13; Romans 8:31) When we are walking into the unknown we should rely on God for strength as it says in Isaiah 41:10:
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Trusting in Jesus
When we stand on the promises of God in the Bible, we have to trust in God like that of a child trusting in a parent providing for everything. Jesus has promised to give us his peace from John 14:27 that says:
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Trusting in Jesus and his promises leads us to the perfection of trust as perfect love drives out all fear as we see 1 John 4:18.
Looking to Jesus Day by Day
Remember, whatever you are facing, Jesus is right there with you. It may not make sense with what’s going on, but we should be confident that God works all things together for our good to those who love him and are called to his purpose as we see in Romans 8:28. We also have the freedom to approach him in faith and confidence that he hears us, that we may receive mercy and grace to help us in the time of our need. (Ephesians 3:12; Hebrews 4:16)
If you’re facing difficulties, remember to take it one day at a time, reminding yourself of the above verses as Jesus has said he will never leave us or forsake us and be with us closer than a brother. (Hebrews 13:5; Proverbs 18:24) We also have to remember God the Father knows all of our needs even before we ask him and his timing perfect as his thoughts are higher than our thoughts and his ways are higher than our ways, we only have to trust in him and move forward. (Matthew 6:8; Acts 1:7; Isaiah 55:8-9)