Today promises

May 21, 2012 · 3 comments

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by Kristen Narara

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can get so caught up in my mundane that I forget that God’s grace is not for my past and my future, but for my present as well.

It is at those times that I need to remember his “today” promises:

Today… God’s grace is sufficient for me today even in my struggle against sin that is so deeply rooted in my heart. “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Cor. 12:9)

Today… God has grace for me – in this moment. While tomorrow will present problems of its own, he will give me grace for those moments too (Matt. 6:34).

Today… God is with me even now. He will never leave me or forsake me (Josh. 1: 5). He is with me even until the end of the age (Matt. 28:28).

Today… God is always who he says he is. God is my refuge, my strength, my very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1); he is my comfort (Isaiah 40:1), my rock and my deliverer, my shield, (Psalm 18:2); he holds all things together and reigns supreme over all things (Col. 1:17-18); the Lord is my salvation (Ex 15:2). He is all of those things in this very struggle!

Today… He who began this good thing in me is seeing it through to completion in Christ Jesus (Phil 1:6), working in me even now. This is a promise that is “Yes” in Jesus. He who calls me is faithful; he will surely do it (1 Thess. 5:24).

What are some other “today” promises in which you find encouragement?


ABOUT THE WRITER
Kristen was born in Papua New Guinea and grew up in Australia (incidentally, with Samantha). Now Kristen lives in Dubai with her husband, Nigel (aka Captain Nigel), who is an airline pilot, and their gorgeous baby boy Kingston (aka Sprout). Kristen is well known for her outstanding baking skills and hospitality, and can turn any stranger into her friend for life.

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1 Tim May 22, 2012 at 2:37 am

Great thoughts and reminders, Kristen. God always wants us to live in each today while keeping eternity in mind. One place I see this so plainly is in Hebrews 3:13, where we’re told to be encouragers “as long as it is called ‘Today’”. Since it’s always “today” it’s always a good time to encourage.

Nice job getting me thinking about this today, Kristen!

Tim

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2 Kristen Narara May 22, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Thanks for your encouragement, Tim! ;-)

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3 Lisa writes... May 29, 2012 at 2:35 am

So often my discouragement and frustration stem from the sense that this particular stage or struggle will last forever. What a comfort to remember that the Lord’s mercies are new every morning and that I need only rest in His gracious provision for THIS day! He knows what I need and He will be faithful to give me this day my daily bread: Himself.

Great post!

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