Welcome to something new I want to try on the site. This will be a learning process for me as I go along and I hope you can join me. I will pick a devotional on www.bible.com (feel free to go there and pick the same reading plan) and be posting the verse(s), devotional, and my own personal commentary. Feel free to leave your own commentary in the comments as I would love to read your guys thoughts. Also, I may add a music video at the top to go along. You just never know.
For the first devotional, we will be doing How To Get Through What You Are Going Through. I use the ESV bible but feel free to use the version of your choosing.
2 Corinthians 1:10 “He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.” (Also, look at 2 Corinthians 1:9)
God is watching over you, so don’t listen to your fears. This is a choice. Trust God, and don’t give in to your fears.
2 Corinthians 1:10 says, “From such terrible dangers of death he saved us, and will save us; and we have placed our hope in him that he will save us again” (TEV).
God’s promise to believers is that, no matter what happens to us, he is working for our good — if we love him and follow him. If you’re a believer, the Bible says all things are working together for good — not that all things are good but that they are working together for good.
That means we can stop listening to our fears. There is no difficulty, dilemma, defeat, or disaster in the life of a believer that God can’t ultimately get some good out of. There is no need to fear the future.
Your fears reveal where you do not trust God. Today, make a list of your fears, and ask God to help you identify why you have fear in those areas. Then, ask him to help you replace your fears with trust.
Now, this next step is important: Expect God to start helping you learn to trust him with each fear. Then, watch to see how he helps you.
I am not an avid supporter of ripping verses out of context, as doing that causes them to be misconstrued. With that in mind, let us look at the previous verse. 2 Corinthians 1:9 “Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.” Putting our hope in God is actually biblical and not wishful thinking on our parts. We can trust his promises in the future as he has a flawless track record in the past. This speaks volumes on God’s character. He is not going to change or go back on His promises. You can always rely on Him no matter what. This is also stated in 1 Timothy 4:10 “For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is Savior of all people, especially those who believe.”
Leave your thoughts in the comments.