Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. - 2 Peter 1:4
You want me to be different than the fallen world around me. But you see that I am cut out of the same lumber and fall to the same temptations. But you have given me promises that you have saved me and that you now live in me by faith. You promise that with your presence in my life I can say "no" to sin and "yes" to loving service to all. You promise that you are with me and that you are working behind the scenes to help me. You promise to meet me at the end and congratulate me. You promise grace to cover my guilt feelings and love to fill the holes caused by hurts. You promise to listen, to care and to rescue. In your promises I am invincible and powerful to live a God pleasing life from the right attitude. I can thrive through troubles and be a blessing to others even when I am in a difficult spot. Thank you for your great and present help. It will make my full week a blessing for me and others.
Pastor Don Patterson
God went to heavenly great lengths to save us. He's not going to abandon us now.