“LET GOD’S PROMISES SHINE ON YOUR PROBLEMS” Corrie Ten Boom
Recently, I shared with you a word God had spoken to me...PRAYING BAD NEWS OUT AND PRAYING GOOD NEWS IN. I want to revisit that theme and offer to you some more insight on how we can do this.
The story of Corrie Ten Boom is well documented in her book, The Hiding Place, which I highly recommend. Corrie was a wonderful woman of faith who shared her story of the World War II Nazi occupation in Holland with millions. To hear her was to love her. She and her family literally learned to let God shine on all their problems in the worst of times. They had to deal with bad news on a daily basis, and those who know her story realize that there was a lot of bad news. However, she lived to tell the story of the Good News and how she trusted the promise of God.
I thought it may be a good thing to share with you some of God’s promises that you can shine on your problems as she learned to do.
Jesus promised rest (Matt. 11:28 – 30). Burdens are lifted at Calvary.
Jesus promised abundant life to those who follow Him (John 10:10). (There is a difference in empty and abundant. This is a good place to allow the bright promise of God to shine and leave the boring behind.)
Jesus promised eternal life to those who trust Him (John 4:14). The Good Shepherd also promised His firm grip would hold us in such a way that: “No one will snatch them out of my hand” (John 10:28).
Jesus promised His disciples power from on high (Acts 1:8). This the promise of ‘inversion’. With this power, they “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17: 6, ESV).
Jesus promised that He will return for us. (John 14:2–3). From then on, we will be with Him always. When we partake in communion, what we could be saying by our participation is, “Let the Kingdom Feast begin today”. Let the bread of your coming Kingdom be given to us today “Thy kingdom come”.
More promises from the New Testament could be given here. But we know that all of them find their ultimate fulfillment in Jesus Christ, “The radiance of God’s glory” (Hebrews 1:3). His promises are Yes and Amen.
The promises of God make for a soft pillow.
Today I am shining His promises on my problems and yours.
I believe in you!
Your loving pastors,
Cleddie and GayNell