I don’t know what your days look like right now. Perhaps life feels like it’s out of control and
you’re praying for the strength to see your way through. Or maybe, everything is calm right now
and you’re thankful for the time to catch your breath.
Whether you’re struggling and worn out, relaxed and feeling good, or anywhere in between, God’s
Word is full of life-giving promises to us.
Here are a few I’m reminding myself of. Maybe you can use a reminder as well.
We are called to remember God’s promises…
You are His.
But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do
not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1
Nothing is impossible for God.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are
possible. Matthew 19:26
His love for you is endless.
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still
sinners. Romans 5:8
He calls us to life.
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you
won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12
No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will
all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the Lord. “For I will forgive their
wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Jeremiah 31:34
He sees us differently than the world does.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected
him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but
the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
He walks with us.
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8
God can be trusted.
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his
promise. Hebrews 10:23
God changes lives.
This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit
everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and
understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace. Colossians 1:6
He is our hope and our strength.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in
the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow
weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:30-31
He is our peace.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have
trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
(All SOLID men meet every 2nd Friday of the month at the youth church.)