All throughout Scripture we see that God is not only aware of those who are hurting, but He also cares for them. From Hagar in Genesis to the lepers in the New Testament, God stoops to care and heal with His touch. Just as we see Jesus bending down to heal all throughout the gospels, He meets us too. When our hearts ache, when we feel forgotten, when we face tragedy… He is near.
“I Am” promises “I will.”
I just love that. When we know who God is, we can trust how he will respond.
When Moses shook with fear before a burning bush wondering who God was, God told him,“I AM.” When God’s Son, Jesus, described Himself to His skeptics and followers as the Light of the world, the Bread of life, the Way, the Door and the Life He prefaced those promises with… “I Am.”
God is “I Am” and from the depth of who He is comes the wealth of His promises.
“I Am” says to His children, “I will.”
If you are hurting, confused or just need a little reassurance that God does care, is there, is aware and hears your prayers, these “I promise” verses are for you.
I am the LORD your God, who upholds your right hand,
Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’ Isaiah 41: 13
“I will never leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
“I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
“I have loved you with an everlasting love.” Jeremiah 31:3
“I know the plans I have for you…” Jeremiah 29:11
“God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9
“I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you… are not consumed.” Malachi 3:6.
“I am with you even unto the end of the world.” Matthew 28: 20
“I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches hidden in secret places…” Isaiah 45:3
“I will give you rest for your soul.” Matthew 11:28
Sister, we can trust the “I will” promises of the great “I AM”. And, the more we come to know the great I AM, the more we can believe what He promises.
If you’d like to hear more on this theme, you may be interested in my new book – God is Just Not Fair.
Question for you: Do you have a particular verse you cling to in tough times?