Blessed Redeemer, Ancient of Days, I AM that I AM, You Are So Wonderful, So Gracious, We bow before You, Lord. We praise You for-ever and ever, Amen!
Beloved, the Lord said, call upon Me and I will show you great and might things which thou knoweth not. This is a great assurance that the Lord will truly answer us when we call on Him, He will show us ways of escape in that situation, sickness, confusion, terrible condition, even those things that are hidden.
If we know that He will answer us when we call, why then do we delay or toy in the place of prayer. Why do we come doubting and wavering before the I AM that I AM, He is the Alpha and Omega.
Whatever it is dearly beloved, He is the beginning and the End, come with that confident hope and victory will be yours.
Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.—Hebrews 10:23
Hope in the Christian’s life is not wishful thinking. It is confident expectation. Those without Christ may wish things were different and wish they knew someone who could change their situations. The Christian is personally related to the Lord of the universe, who is sovereign not only over all creation but also over every circumstance we experience. We can live with confidence because our hope is in One who is faithful.
When God speaks, He stands by His word to see that it comes to pass (Isa. 55:11). When God speaks a word to you, trust Him completely, for God never deceives His children. If God has indicated to you that He is going to do something, you can be absolutely confident that He will do it.
Do you wonder why unrighteous people seem to prosper while righteous people suffer? Jesus promised that each would eventually receive a just reward (Luke 16:19–31). Do you wonder if all the effort you have put into training your children in God’s ways will bear fruit when they become adults? God promised it would (Prov. 22:6). Do you wonder if the things you renounced when you became a Christian will be replaced by God’s blessings? Jesus assured us we would receive a hundred times as much (Mark 10:29–30). Do you doubt that Jesus will return and join us with those who have already died? Scripture indicates this certainty (1 Thess. 4:13–18).
Our hope is not mere speculation in what God might do. God has given His word on many areas of life regarding things He will do. We can have confident hope in everything that He has promised.
This assurance of God’s promises bring complete deliverance in every situation we find ourselves irrespective of what it is. Has the Lord said it, He will surely do it.
“But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the Lord; and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid.” Jer. 39:17
When the Lord’s faithful ones are suffering for Him, they shall have sweet messages of love from Himself, and sometimes they shall have glad tidings for those who sympathize with them and help them. Ebed-melech was only a despised Ethiopian, but he was kind to Jeremiah, and so the Lord sent him this special promise by the mouth of his prophet. Let us be ever mindful of God’s persecuted servants, and He will reward us.
Ebed-melech was to be delivered from the men whose vengeance he feared. He was a humble black man, but Jehovah would take care of him. Thousands were slain by the Chaldeans, but this lowly Negro could not be hurt. We, too, may be fearful of some great ones who are bitter against us; but if we have been faithful to the Lord’s cause in the hour of persecution, He will be faithful to us.
After all, what can a man do without the Lord’s permission? He puts a bit into the mouth of rage, and a bridle upon the head of power. Let us fear the Lord, and we shall have no one else to fear. No cup of cold water given to a despised prophet of God shall be without its reward; and if we stand up for Jesus, Jesus will stand up for us.
Be kind to those whom you are better off, never think that your strength and wisdom brought you to where you are right now, always remember is the Lord. As you honour God He will also honour you. Amen!
Further reading Ps 50:3, Isa 51:16, Rom 6:4, 2 Thess3:3, Rev 12:11, 1 pet 2:6, 2 Cor 5:7, 2Pet 3:9, Phil 4:9, 1 Sam 2:9
Remain blessed in the Lord.