Pondering the unclaimed ticket reminds me of all the promises in God’s Word that we often fail to claim. Scholars suggest the Bible contains over 8,000 promises, that’s one promise a day for almost twenty-two years!
At forty years old I am walking through a newly discovered chronic illness of unknown origin. Until recently, I’ve been active and healthy. I often wonder why this and why now? I cannot allow my mind to dwell there; that is the place where the Enemy hides. He lurks in the shadow of doubt ready to pounce on any hint of spiritual or mental weakness.
Instead, I marinate my mind in God’s promises.
I shared in the article What Promise Has God Given You, the specific promise God showed me for this season on battling a chronic illness:
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” (1 Peter 5:10, NIV)
When the answers don’t come as quickly as I like, when doubt roars louder than peace, when I begin to question God’s timing, I remind myself of this promise.
Knowing Christ Himself will restore me, make me strong, firm and steadfast is a promise I am claiming and “It is well with my soul.”
~April Dawn White
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