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.