If you have ever gone mountain hiking or done a trip to a remote area, you always want to carry extra supply especially water and ensure that your car has enough fuel. You want to check everything because you are going to unfamiliar areas. Even if you don’t always do full tank, you won’t risk going to Maasai Mara or the Amboseli without enough fuel. Just the way we need enough supplies and especially fuel when going through rough patches, God’s promises are given to us during our dark moments. Promises are given during difficult moments and when all odds seem to be against you. They are rarely made when everything is working well and things are good. You need a promise when you are down, scared, fatigued, worried, sick or hungry. You don’t need the promise of freedom when you are free, it’s when you are incarcerated that the promise of freedom makes sense. A promise is meant to fuel hope within you that pain and gloom will not last and sunshine moments lies ahead. They are the fuel of hope showing that good days are ahead and where you are today is not where you shall be tomorrow. God’s precious promises are rarely made during sunshine moments but are divine assurances given to his children during very difficult and trying moments. The promises fuel hope on the part of the sufferer bringing an assurance that no matter how high the tide, how pitch the darkness or severe the storm might appear to be, we should never lose faith that God is in control. Hope gives you the courage to hold on like Joseph during his suffering moments when you remember your dreams. It also keeps you focused like the Israelites in their hostile captivity knowing that your story will end differently. The assurance that the end is predetermined and that God is still with us no matter how tough it might appear to be lightens the load and helps us to know that we are not alone. Hope is the deep assurance that things will not remain as they are and that your story will end differently. A promise assures us that God will intervene in the worst of circumstances to change our story. Where are you today and you are almost losing hope? What are your circumstances appearing unbearable and your dream distant? Fuel yourself with God’s promises and don’t you abort your dream! Hold on to the word of God fully assured that it shall all end well as God holds the finishing rope for you! The finish line is near and it will soon come to pass!
“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13 NIV
Last modified: September 1, 2020