God’s Promises: You can trust Him

rainbow in cloud

Do you need a visual to remember His Promises? Look no further than the skies. The clouds echo His promises. Feeling weak? Look up- look up to the King of Glory, the King above all kings…Amazing Grace.

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,  in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6)

This passage from Streams in the Desert echoes His promise: “Much of the world’s beauty is due to clouds. The unchanging blue of a beautiful, sunlit sky still does not compare to the glory of changing clouds. And earth would become a wilderness if not for their ministry to us.

Human life has its clouds as well. They provide us with shade, refresh us, yet sometimes cover us with the darkness of night.

God has told us, “I have set my rainbow in the clouds” (Genesis 9:13). If only we could see the clouds from above- in all their billowing glory, bathed in reflective light, and as majestic as the Alps- we would be amazed at their shining magnificence.

We see them only from below, so who will describe for us the sunlight that bathes their summits, searches their valleys and reflects from every peak of their expanse? Doesn’t every drop of rain in them soak up health-giving qualities, which will later fall to earth?

O dear child of God! If only you could see your sorrows and troubles from above instead of seeing them from earth. If you would look down on them from where you are seated “with Christ, in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 2:6), you would know the beauty of the rainbow of colors they reflect to the hosts of heaven. You would also see the bright light of Christ’s face and would finally be content to see those clouds cast their deep shadows over the mountain slopes of your life.”

Remember, clouds are always moving ahead of God’s cleansing wind.

 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,  in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6)

Refresh yourself in the Peace of My Presence. This Peace can be your portion at all times and in all circumstances. Learn to hide in the secret of My Presence, even as you carry out your duties in the world, I am both with you and within you. I go before you to open up the way, and I also walk alongside you. There could never be another companion as devoted as I am. -Jesus Calling, Sarah Young

How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you,
that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. (Psalm 31:19)

Because I am your constant Companion, there should be a lightness to your step that is observable to others. Do not be weighted down with problems and unresolved issues, for I am your burden-bearer. In the world you have trials and distress, but don’t let them get you down. I have conquered the world and deprived it of power to harm you. In Me you may have confident Peace. -Jesus Calling, Sarah Young

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

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