Faithful … Is He Who Has Promised
Are you passing through a testing?
Is your pillow wet with tears?
Do you wonder what the reason is?
Why it seems God never hears?
Why it is you have no answer
To your oft-repeated plea,
Why the heaven still is leaden
As you wait on bended knee?
Do you wonder as you suffer?
Whether God does understand,
And if to, why He ignores you,
Fails to hold you in His hand.
Do black doubts creep in, assail you,
Fears without, and dears within,
Till your brave heart almost falters
And gives way to deadly sin?
All God’s testing’s have a purpose –
Some day you will see the light.
All He asks is that you trust Him,
Walk by faith and not by sight,
Do not fear when doubts beset you,
Just remember – He is near.
He will never, never leave you,
He will always, always hear.
Our Lord Jesus Christ says:
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Faith is He who has promised,
He will never let you fall,
Daily will the strength be given
Strength for each and strength for all.
He will gladly share pain with you,
He will gladly give you peace.
Till your tired and weary body
Finds its blessed, glad release.
When the darkened veil is lifted,
Then, dear heart, you’ll understand
Why it is you had to suffer,
Why you could not feel His hand
Giving strength when it was needed,
Giving power and peace within
Giving joy thru tears and trial,
Giving victory over sin.
So, till then just keep on trusting,
Thru the sunshine and the rain,
Thru the tears and thru the heartaches,
Thru the smiles and thru the pain –
Knowing that our Father watches,
Knowing daily strength He’ll give,
Victory for each passing hour,
This is life, so let us live!
John E. Zoller
Our Lord Jesus Christ says:
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house
are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I will go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive (rapture) you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep (die), but we shall all be changed – in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So, when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O Death, where is your sting” O Hades, where is your victory?” The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
The Comfort of Christ’s Coming:
“But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep (died), lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up (rapture up) together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus, we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore, comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
“Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth, I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.” Psalm 61: 1-4 Selah
All Scripture verses are taken from the NKJV of the Holy Bible.
Father in heaven, You are the Supreme Creator who reigns forever and over everything seen and unseen, known and unknown to us. Lord, please give me peace and rest when I am overwhelmed with the challenges in life. Help me Lord, to cast all my cares on You and leave them there. Lord God, please hear my cry when I am overwhelmed and help me to feel Your presence when I come before Your throne of grace. Thank You for Your faithfulness to me every day. Lord God may Your will be done on earth and Your Kingdom of God come on earth as it is in heaven. Lord, thank You for hearing my cries for You are my refuge, strength, and healer. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.
Constance A. Burns, NAAV Volunteer for Moments of Meditation, Scripture Readings, and Spiritual Readings, email: email@example.com.