355File - Gods Promise by Patricia Armstrong
- Dec 1, 2007Gods Promise
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail. They are new every
morning; great is Your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV
As you reflect on times of severe pain, illness and
total frustration and anxiety, can you recall words or
thoughts that brought hope and comfort? Whenever I
could really comprehend that God is always faithful
and never gives us more to bear than we can handle, I
would begin to feel relieve. If God never leaves us,
what do I have to fear?
The prophet Jeremiah witnessed unimaginable horrors when
the Babylonians invaded Jerusalem in 586 B.C. Solomon's
temple was reduced to ruins, and with it went not only
the center of worship but also the heart of the community.
There was no leader for the people and no food, no rest
and no peace. What was Jeremiah's reaction? In the
midst of all this suffering and grief, the prophet,
Jeremiah, found a reason for hope. "Because of the
LORD's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions
never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your
faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV
Friends, as most of you know, it is so easy to become
discouraged when struggling daily with pain and illness.
Constant pain along with other health-related concerns
can change body chemistry and lead to depression and
despair. However, there is a bright side even in the
midst of all this turmoil. God has promised us He will
always be faithful and will never leave His children.
Friends, when you feel that you are losing hope, remind
yourself that God is at your side ready to give you the
most important reason to persevere�eternal joy with Him.
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Patricia Armstrong lives in Virginia Beach, VA., with
her husband, Richard. Patricia is a retired elementary
school teacher who thanks God for the joy in her life,
which comes from knowing He will always be faithful.
Patricia enjoys her Chronic Pain and Illness Support
Group, church activities, camping, reading and gardening.
she prays that all those who are suffering with pain and
illness will know the real joy that comes from being a
child of God.
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