If you’re reading this, it’s not too late for you.
In a world that is full of challenges, uncertainty, pain – and now, a global pandemic – it is easy to forget God’s beautiful promises for you and just give up.
The good thing is: God never gives up on you!
When you got a number of reasons to give up, God gives you 13 reasons and more to hold on to life and keep going. Take a moment to soak in these 13 promises that prove there is hope in Him.
1. God loves you.
People who have been hurt so deeply tend to feel that God doesn’t love them anymore. Truth is, Your Heavenly Father loves you so much that no anxiety, depression, or struggle can separate you from Him!
“Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)
2. God is with you.
Do you feel like the world has turned its back on you and you have no one to turn to? Don’t be deceived by what you feel. You are not alone! You don’t have to fear for He is with you wherever you go.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
3. God hears you.
He knows every single concern you have. Go ahead. Tell Him everything that is causing you so much pain. He hears you whenever you cry, and He is ready to wipe away all your tears.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” (1 John 5:14)
4. God’s plans for you are good.
It’s easy to dismiss God’s love when there’s so much pain around, right?
You ask, “Can anything good come out from this suffering?” The answer: He already declared hope and victory upon your life, and you should, too! Trust and see that His plans are to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
5. Pain is temporary.
No matter how overwhelmed you are right now with your situation, know that it will come to pass. Your weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5).
It might be difficult to believe at first, but God won’t allow you to remain hopeless for so long.
6. Your life has a greater purpose.
Don’t fall to the lie that your life doesn’t matter. You don’t just exist – you are created and are alive for greater meaning and purpose! And as long as you are still breathing, God’s not done with you yet.
“But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” (Psalm 33:11)
7. God promises peace.
If your worries and problems make you feel restless, Philippians 4:7 promises that God gives the kind of peace that cannot be taken away, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
8. God will strengthen you.
Do you feel weak? Remember that God gives power to the faint and to those who have no might He increases strength (Isaiah 40:29). In every season, He promises to help you.
9. God forgives you.
Are you crippled by sins and you’re afraid that nobody can accept you anymore? Don’t be afraid! There is no shame nor condemnation in God.
He is forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to Him (Psalm 86:5). Call on Him now and receive His mercy!
10. God makes a way.
Are you in a bad place right now? May you be comforted that even when the circumstances seem impossible, Your Heavenly Father will make a way. He is moving in your life, right here, right now.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19)
11. God heals.
He is not just close to the brokenhearted, He heals them and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3).
No matter how deep your physical and emotional wounds are, God can heal and restore you from the inside out.
12. God knows your pain.
Isn’t comforting to know that someone out there understands how you feel? Jesus knows how to feel for you because He Himself suffered betrayal and physical pain. Therefore, He knows how to comfort you! When He promised, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted,” (Matthew 5:4), you can stand on His Word, confident that He will fulfill it.
13. God promises eternity.
Sometimes, you find yourself too caught up in today’s problems that it’s hard to see tomorrow’s promises. 2 Corinthians 4:17 reminds that despite the troubles, there is an eternal glory waiting for you, “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
If you’re reading this, it’s never too late for you.
Hang in there! Hold on to life because your suffering, no matter how deep and painful, is not permanent. Open your Bible and open your heart to the thousands of beautiful promises He has for you. No matter the weather, His promises would carry you above any storm – He’s done it before, and He will do it again.