This We Know

How well do you know Jesus?

You are who You say You are

The Bible is filled with descriptions of God, many coming from His own mouth.  But probably none more powerful than Exodus 3:14, when Moses asks God who he is supposed to tell the Israelites it is that sent him.  “God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.”  There’s only one in the universe who can claim to be self-created and completely outside the confines of human existence.  The great I AM.

You’ll do what You say You’ll do

1 Corinthians 1:9, when Paul is speaking of the gifts God will give to His people, he says, “God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (NLT).  In what area has God called you to trust Him, but you just need to believe that He is good to His word? 

You’ll be who You’ve always been to us

Hebrews 13:8 says “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”  Think about who He has been to you in your life.  Write down some things that He has done for you to remind you of this fact.  Unlike the world around us and the people around us, be encouraged by the fact that He never changes.

Our hope is in You alone
Our strength in Your mighty name
Our peace in the darkest day remains

Psalm 33:20-22 says, “We put our hope in the Lord.  He is our help and our shield.  In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name.  Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in You alone.”  The beginning of the song establishes who God is.  And it’s with that foundation that we can call Him our hope, our strength, and our peace.  Remember that because your hope rests on something outside of your circumstances, no matter how bleak or dark things look, peace and hope can be found.  Take some time to remind yourself of that.

Our guide through the wilderness

Remember the words of Psalm 23:4.  “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.”   We are not walking alone and we are not walking blindly.  We have the perfect guide, if we will only let Him lead us.  In what area of your life do you need to let Him lead? 

Our joy in the heaviness

Psalm 118:14 says, “The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”   We always have a reason to sing, a reason to praise, and a reason to celebrate!  Take a moment to praise Him. 

Our way when it seems there is no way

In John 14:6 Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”  Jesus called himself “the way”.  He called us to follow Him.  There is only one path in this world where we can be confident it will lead us where we truly want to go.  Where God had always intended from the beginning of time.  And that is to Himself through Jesus.

This we know
We will see the enemy run

James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”  God gives us power through the Holy Spirit to resist the devil.  The power of Christ is in us, and no amount of sin or evil can withstand it.  Don’t hesitate to call on the power of His Spirit in your life to free you from the bonds of sin, fear, and doubt.

This we know
We will see the victory come

1 Corinthians 15:57 says, “But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  We can be confident that just as Christ defeated death in His resurrection, so too we have the same victory He won on our behalf.  We have the hope of His presence in our lives now, and for all eternity to come.

We hold on to every promise You’ve ever made
Jesus You are unfailing

God’s word is full of promises He has made concerning us.  Promises that are trustworthy.  It even goes so far as to say in 2 Timothy 2:13, “If we are faithless, He remains faithful.”  Even when we turn away, He is faithful to keep His promise of salvation He made to us through His son, and He is always willing to take us back when we return to Him.  Rest today in that assurance.

We trust You
We trust You
Your ways are higher than our own

Take some time to pray those words over the events in our world, events in your own life, and any uncertainties you may have about the future.  May the peace of God through His Spirit rest on you.  Amen!

Until next time…