Turn God’s Promises into Prayers

An example of turning God’s promises into prayer is to take Psalm 32:8 and pray God’s words back to Him. We could state that we believe He will teach us and reveal His path, while remaining by our side. God is faithful and unchanging, so we can trust in His promises, which enable us to rest confidently and act boldly.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, April 20, 2023.

His Word is a Gift to Empower Believers

Another one of God’s gifts is the Bible. Scripture is the Word of God Almighty. It is truth. It never changes. Regardless of our circumstances, the Bible provides a sure foundation on which to base our life and decisions. It contains thousands of promises – countless assurances that we can rely on with perfect confidence. And we can turn God’s promises into prayers and make them the cry of our heart.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, April 29, 2023.

Beautiful mercy

Lamentations 3;22-24

The word ‘mercy’ in Hebrew is used about 250 times in the Old Testament, and refers to God’s gracious love.  It is a comprehensive term that encompasses love, grace, mercy, goodness, forgiveness, truth, compassion, and faithfulness.  The bedrock of faith is the reality that God keeps all His promises according to His truthful, faithful character.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Lamentations 3:22, 23.


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“Things Not Seen” by Jon Bloom

Things Not Seen

In the depths of suffering, it’s easy for faith to waver. Questions rise repeatedly to the surface, such as, “Why does God allow this to continue? Why are my prayers left unanswered? How long will this go on?”

When troubles come, we’re not alone in wondering if God has forsaken us.

In Things Not Seen: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Trusting God’s Promises, author Jon Bloom retells 35 Bible stories—from Abraham to John the Baptist—that reassure us that God is always present and His most profound work is accomplished through trials.

If you, or a loved one, are struggling to see past the storm, Things Not Seen offers a wealth of hope and encouragement to persevere.

“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison…” (2 Cor. 4:17)

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