Every summer I look forward to the familiar that accompanies the season. I celebrate the customary sights, scents, feels and sounds that seem to show up.
- Outdoor barbecues
- 5:00 AM wake up calls from the birds outside my window
- the trickle of watermelon juice down my chin
- brilliant sunrises and sunsets
- skies so blue you can get lost in them
- warmth of the sunshine kissing your skin with heat and color
- a slow down of time
- the length of days that extend longer, until Fall calls them back home
Just like the familiar summertime rituals, we find God’s promises to be true and constant. We count on summer to deliver the many things listed above and more. We anticipate each season to boldly bring these expected delights to fill our senses. We count on the promises of the season to return each year.
God’s promises are found in His word and throughout scripture we are provided with story after story of promises being fulfilled. God spoke through the prophets, Jesus and His disciples of the many promises that He has for us. This gracious gift is ours to have everyday. God’s promises are true and constant as we read in 2 Samuel.
“God’s way is perfect.
All the Lord’s promises prove true.
He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.
(2 Samuel 22:31 NLT)
Just knowing that God has prepared our lives for us and fills it with the hope of His goodness, should be enough for us, but we move through a life of difficult challenges. In the middle of the chaos we question over and over – Where is God now? Where is the hope He has promised? How do we find the promises when life is consuming us from the inside out?
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Just as summer begins, it can quickly fade into Fall. A season of hope may linger and it only takes one small glitch to turn it into helplessness. God’s promises are not just for the fair weather, sunny days but are there in the storms as well. Turning to the truth found in scripture will guide us back to hope. Holding the truth in our hearts will leave no room for doubt. Letting God’s promises become our hope will lead us through every season.
God also bound himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind. 18 So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. 19 This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. (Hebrews 6:17-19)
As summer blooms with all the magic of the season and our hearts burst with the hope of all to come, we open our heart to God’s truth that will always be with us. God is our anchor and hope through all seasons.
As seasons come and go in your life, how do you grab the anchor of God’s promises?
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