4 Signs That God Has NOT Given Up On You
One verse I love is that NOTHING in all creation will ever separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus (Rom.8:38-39).
Discouragement comes to many but God says be courageous. Courage isn’t the absence of fear, but to go forth in the face of fear. God hasn’t given up on us, even when we’ve given up on ourselves.
1) Peter denied Jesus, and yet preached Pentecost. Jesus said, “And WHEN you’ve returned, strengthen your brothers. (Luke 22:32). Jesus didn’t say “if”, he said “when”. He knew that he would be back because Jesus knows our hearts for Him.
2) The “seventy times seven” rule. Jesus doesn’t tell us to do anything He Himself wouldn’t do or hasn’t already done. Jesus led by example. If we, in the flesh, are commanded to forgive constantly- then we know that Jesus already demonstrates that toward us, How amazing!!
3) No one can take us from His hands. We are secure in His grasp unless we ourselves decide to walk away. No one can snatch us away- the only way we can be removed is our own choice to do so. What a permanent place we have in Jesus is we choose Him.
4) He will NEVER, ever, ever leave you! “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost?” (Matthew 18:12). God sees our potential, when all we can see are problems.