As I typed that title, I wondered how many more times I will be using it throughout the coming months. You will probably see it again and again. This is, after all, the only reason we can be certain of these things: Because God can be trusted. This is the foundation every bridge of hope is built upon.
Immediately after the bold and exciting words of yesterday’s Scripture in Hebrews, we find even more strong encouragement:
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
Hold tightly. God can be trusted. Come to Him without wavering and in full trust. Go forward on these hopes, because He will keep His promises.
We all waver at times. We need the encouragement of others. Sometimes, we even need others to tie us to that anchor of hope. Let’s do that, together and for each other in the coming months, so that we are made bold and confident, full of peace and joy, living in a place of undeserved privilege!
Reassure me of your promise, made to those who fear you. (Psalm 119:38)
More words of assurance:
Mark 14:23-24; Luke 22:20; John 8:34-36; Romans 3:20-24, 30; Romans 4:1-3, 16-25; Romans 4:4-8; Romans 6:14; Romans 7:6; Romans 8:1-4; Romans 8:34; Romans 10:1-4; Galatians 2:16; Galatians 3:5-14, 21-25; Galatians 4:4-7; Galatians 5:1; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; Hebrews 7:19, 22-27; Hebrews 9:13-15; Hebrews 9:26-28; Hebrews 10:8-18; Hebrews 10:19-23; 1 John 2:1-2
(Oh, sure … might as well read all of Romans, Galatians, and Hebrews!)
© Elaine Starner 2015