Whether you’re young or not-so-young, you’ve probably found it hard to trust God at one time or another.
You have questions. Questions like…
“If God cares, why did he put me through so much heartache?”
“Is God really hearing my prayers?”
“How can I stay faithful to Christ this summer without missing out on all the good times?”
These questions are great! And, thankfully, they have answers!
Sometimes, when it seems like God isn’t working in our lives, we find it hard to believe that he really is. We find ourselves smack in the middle of a tough situation and we suddenly forget that God has it under control.
People tell us that God won’t fail, but we are still hesitant to give our concerns to Him.
Here’s the truth: God has always kept His promises and He won’t stop now.
As you’re out with your friends, on vacation, or just going through everyday life, it would be nice to have God’s promises ready for when you need them, wouldn’t it?
That’s why I’ve decided to put together 5 promises from God’s word to help you trust in Him this summer. I’ll call them our “summer promises”.
1. Psalm 46:10- God will be exalted.
Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
When we go through hard times, we often feel so small; like we can’t do anything to make things better. This verse reminds us that all we have to do is slow down, be still, and remember how great God is.
No matter the circumstance, God’s name will be exalted in the end. When we seek God, He has a way of reminding us that He is in control.
2. 2 Corinthians 12:10– God’s strength is sufficient.
2 Corinthians 12:10 says, “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
This verse is great when you feel like you can’t get through another day. This verse was written by Paul, the man who was content and trusted in God even in prison!
He reminds us that, no matter how tired we are, God will give us strength when we are weak.
3. James 1:5- God will give you wisdom