There are moments in life when even the strong needs assurances. A comforting word or a simple smile sometime will do. But some Bible verses assure a wanting heart beyond spoken words or smiles. Below are three of my favorites. They provide me comfort beyond human understanding.
Peter, the aging shepherd to the scattered believers throughout the diaspora, is the writer of the first verse. His flocks are experiencing persecutions in their adopted lands. The caring pastor chooses his words to assure each that continued faith in the Lord Jesus will result in a guaranteed inheritance – the salvation of the soul. Meditate his words:
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1: 3 – 5)
Often when listening to another who exudes confidence, it sparks our confidence. Few have spoken with greater confidence than the Great Apostle, Paul. He reveals this jewel to us from his Romans treasure:
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38 – 39)
Meditate that verse in the quiet of your being; For everyone who asks receives, the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks the door will be opened (Matthew 7:8) and pray it brings you the confidence the Apostle exudes.
These verses demand commitment to a dedicated life lifestyle of seriousness. They demands you to entertain the question: “Am I able to leave what I have and make that level of a commitment? ” All lifestyle change causes some pangs of concerns or a quickening heartbeat. The LORD assures success as HE spoke through Luke 12:32:
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.