October 9, 2017
Your Promise Preserves
October 9, 2017
This week’s sermon text: Romans 12:1-8
David and the other psalmists experienced, and vulnerably expressed, the whole span of human emotion. They walked through significant sorrow and pain, but their stories never end there. They return again and again to a steadfast trust in the faithfulness of God despite their circumstances. The Psalms are an incredible model of deep faith flowing out of broken lives.
We, too, are living in times of sorrow and suffering. It seems we wake each day to more tragedy, heartbreak, and disaster. It is so tempting to resign to our pain, but because of God’s deep love for us, our stories do not end here. Scripture is packed full of the promises we can claim as God’s children; promises of healing, strength, provision, peace, protection, and more. We are promised a hope, a future. These promises act as our anchor when the winds of heartache rush in. They are the hope we cling to and the truth that preserves our very lives.
QUESTIONS FOR THE FIELD
- When trouble comes, do you intentionally call to mind the promises of God? If not, how might you start?
- What promises do you need to cling to this week?
FAMILY FIELD TALK
- What does it mean to make a promise?
- How do you feel when someone keeps their promises to you?
Lord Jesus, teach me to keep my eyes centered on You rather than on myself, my anxiety, shortcomings, and suffering. Help me to allow You to give me peace of heart and mind today. May I rest deeply in your promises. Amen.