Clinging to His Promises

Clinging to His Promises

Right now, I’m in a place where I find myself constantly clinging to the promises of God. And what a sweet place to be in.

He’s teaching me to live by faith and not by sight–placing all of my hope in the Creator and not in created things.

And it’s easier said than done.

But not impossible.

I can hope in Him because I know God fulfills His promises to me.

I can press on in full assurance of faith, considering Him faithful who made the promise.

Friends, may we never waver through unbelief regarding the promises of God, but be strengthened in our faith and give glory to God, being fully persuaded that He has the power to do what he has promised (Acts 4:20-21).

He fulfilled every single one of His promises throughout Scripture and He fulfills every single one of His promises today.

He is the same God He’s always been.

10 months ago, the Lord met me in the stillness and whispered, “I am making all things new.” And I’ve clung to these 6 words ever since. Over and over again throughout this time, He’s constantly reminded me that He is doing a new thing. I may not see it now, but one day I will. He has not forsaken me. He has not forgotten His promises toward me.

So I cling to this promise. I cling to the hope that is found in Christ Jesus–that He is the One who makes all things new.

I cling to this promise when my schedule seems monotonous. And I cling to this promise when life is exciting.

I cling to this promise when I can’t hear His voice. And I cling to this promise when His voice is the loudest voice in my life.

I cling to this promise when joy is overwhelming my worship. And I cling to this promise when brokenness brings me to my knees and all I can cry out is the sweet name of Jesus.

I cling to this promise day in and day out, when I see the effects of my prayers and when I don’t.

I cling to this promise because I know He is good.

Every day, He leads my eyes to look upon the sticky note hanging on my desk: “Behold, I am doing a new thing.”

And He is. I see signs of it everywhere. I see it happening in my heart and in my mind and in my feelings and in my worship and in the people around me. I see it in Scripture. I see it in prayer. I even see it in the fall leaves transforming right before my eyes.

A new season is coming.

Behold, God is doing a new thing. He has not forgotten me. He has not forgotten you. He holds us closer than we can even imagine and knows us fully. He is the God who sees us and loves us and extends open arms to us. And He doesn’t leave us where we are. He brings us into the seasons we can best glorify Him in.

He says, “I am doing a new thing. Now it springs up! Do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:19).

And after months and months of clinging to this promise, I can finally say, “Yes, God. I see you here.”

I see Him as I wait for Him to fulfill His promises toward me. He meets me in the waiting and makes this in-between season so glorious that I’m always reluctant to leave.

And this is my prayer for you: that God will meet you where you are and enable you to see Him. My prayer is that your eyes will be opened to see God fulfilling His promises, in the biggest ways and in the smallest ways.

I don’t know what promises of God you’re clinging to today, but I know the One who promised is faithful. So do not lose hope! Though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day (2 Corinthians 4:16).

 

Love,

 

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