April 13 I Tuesday
1 Samuel 22-24
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through Him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.” —2 Corinthians 1:20
What are we worried about today? Some of us may have lost our jobs and businesses and are struggling to make ends meet. Some of us may be in school and are struggling to keep up online. Some of us may be married and are struggling with lots of fighting. Some of us may be tired of the fear and anxiety surrounding COVID-19.
Take a break and go outside for a walk. When I am out amongst God’s creation, I am reminded of God’s care, provision and protection over me. We can all get weighed down by the concerns of life, but God’s promises to us are sure. John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world that He gave His One and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” The moment we place our faith in God’s One and only Son, we become sons and daughters of the Most High as John 1:12 tells us: “Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.”
Sometimes when we are out in creation, we remember the promises of God and the peace of God flows into our lives. Paul writes, “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ” (2 Corinthians 1:20). We can find thousands and thousands of promises from God in Scripture and they are all “yes” in Christ, such as God’s promise in Hebrews 13:5: “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”––it is “Yes” in Christ. And Psalm 23:4 declares, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me”––it is “Yes” in Christ.
To give us absolute certainty of this truth, Jesus even binds His promises to us by a covenantal agreement that is all dependent on Himself and His power to save us. On the night He was betrayed, Jesus said, “This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” God has bound Himself to us through the blood of His own Son. He says to all who believe in Him, “You are mine.”
When we find ourselves in a season of pain and worry about the future, take a walk outside and look up. The promises of God are the only truth that is certain in an uncertain world. May we rest in the good and comfort of that reality.
Prayer: Glorious God, thank You that all Your promises are “Yes” in Christ. I can trust in Your sure promises in Scripture. Amen!