A Promise Kept

For the last 4 Sundays, we been talking about the promises of God: what they are, how to claim them for our own, etc., our pastor reminded us of the promise that God made to Noah never to flood the earth again in Gen. 9:12-17: 12 And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. 14 It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; 15 and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17 And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

He sealed it with one of these:

As sons and daughters of the Most High we are wealthy beyond belief, there is promise after promise in scripture of who we are in Christ, the power that we yield. If you’re in a frustrated/defeated place right now, just start with Psalm 32 and keep reading, here in this chapter are a couple of the most encouraging promises I can think of in Scripture:

vs. 7-you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance
vs. 8-I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel and watch over you
vs. 10-The Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him

God doesn’t leave us, (in fact His word reassures us of that in in Hebrews 13:5-6) to flounder. His strength, His awesome power are ours to claim, it’s a matter of:

1) obedience on our walk
2) faith in His word
3) patience to receive the promise