Despite the mystery and the unanswered questions, God is worthy of our trust. Do you believe He will finish what He begun—to take you all the way to the finish line and beyond?
"Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all." - 1 Chronicles 29:11
Other religions claim some kind of blood sacrifice or offering for redemption, but it is only in Christianity that God himself becomes the sacrifice. The God who created is the God who redeems.
"He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purifications for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high." - Hebrews 1:3
If you are saved today, it's because the same God who said "let there be light" at creation said "let there be light" in your heart. Do you trust that the God who is all-powerful has done this great work?
"Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you." - Jeremiah 32:17
Have you been misunderstood? Have you been accused or wronged? Be encouraged that an omnipresent God knows you and sees you.
"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of the soul and of spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account." - Hebrews 4:12–13
God is present everywhere, as we learned last week. But one of the distinguishing traits of His people is that He is present in us as well!
"Am I a God at hand, declares the LORD, and not a God far away? Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD." - Jeremiah 23:23–24
There is nowhere we can go where God is not—even if we wanted to, we cannot flee from His presence.
"Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me." - Psalm 139:7–10