“by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises . . .”
(II Peter 1:4, NKJV)
In this verse Peter wants us to know and always remember that the Christian life is
a life lived on the promises of God. Our lives are not lived on or by the
circumstances we are faced with. We live on the promises of God, not on what we
see or what is going on around us.
It is easy to become frustrated, depressed, angry and even bitter if we respond to
our circumstances as they are. Dealing with irritating people and never ending
problems are just a part of life. Yet, the task for every child of God is to not let the
outside get in the inside. What must speak louder than any of our problems is the
promises of God.
1. Are you one who is easily angered or frustrated by life’s problems?
2. Do you tend to focus more on the issues you are dealing with rather than the
promises of God?
3. Do you understand it is the promises of God that gives us hope in times of
hopelessness, peace in times of confusion and joy in times of sorrow?
Remember, your life is not lived on what you see or what happens around you,
your life is lived on the promises of God. So if someone ask you the question,
“How are you making it?” or “How are you handling things?”, tell them, “I am
LIVING ON THE PROMISES OF GOD!”