Do YOU Believe God’s Promises For YOU?
In one of my Bibles I have a quote written down (not really sure who said it) that says, “If you are making your plans with God then make them big.”
I’ve always taken that quote to heart - along with verses like Ephesians 3:20 which tell us He is able to do immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine, or Isaiah 55 which tells us His ways are higher and His plans are greater, or Jeremiah 29:11 which promises us His plans for us are to prosper us and not to hard us.
However, what I have discovered in my own life is I have no problem believing God’s promises are true…for other people, I just have a hard time believing them for my own life.
Whatever the reason, I’m just confessing I’ve always had a hard time believing God’s promises were true for me…
And I will bet there are many of you reading who have struggled with the exact same thing. You think God wants to bless some people, but surely not you; after all, you did (fill in the blank).
Just recently in my own life I’ve been experiencing sort of a personal revival. Jesus is speaking so clearly to me - and for the first time in 45 years I am beginning to see God’s promises are true for me.
I’m not writing this so you will be excited for me - but rather to encourage you, to tell you that God’s promises are true for you too.
“But Perry,” you say, “I believe God has forgotten about me - maybe He had great plans for my life at one point, but not now - I don’t even think I matter to Him.”
If that statement is true I would simply want to ask you this - why are you sitting where you are right now, reading this article about God having great plans for your life?
Some may call it coincidence; however, I think it’s providence! God reigns, He is completely Sovereign, and I don’t believe you are reading this so you can continue in your disbelief, but rather to encourage you to stop looking down on yourself or around for the approval of others - and look UP to see YOUR HELP coming from the Lord (Psalm 121:1-2).
God has GREAT plans for your life! He’s NOT done with you! He can do way more with you and through you than you could ever imagine!
If you are having problems believing this truth for you - then I want to invite you to pray one of the most powerful prayers ever recorded in Scripture. The one where a man whose son was sick said to Jesus, “if you can help us, please help us.”
Jesus replied in Mark 9:23 - “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
And the man replies back to Jesus one of the most powerful and life altering prayers in the Scriptures - "Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
Maybe that needs to be your prayer in this season…”I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” I know it has been mine for quite some time.
AND…in praying that prayer I’ve discovered Jesus is both faithful to walk with me through my doubt (instead of lecturing me) as well as reminding me of His goodness, of His grace, and that He has a hope and a future planned for me…
AND FOR YOU AS WELL!
Our Father is way too awesome, Sovereign over all for us to dream small dreams. So…if you are making your plans with God, make them big - all the while understanding that He is STILL able to do immeasurably more than all you could ask or imagine.