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Trusting During the Storm - Part 4

THE PROMISES OF GOD            Page 5

DELINEATE

** Of the promises that we saw today, did you notice any that might be considered by some to be negative?

2Timothy 3:1-5 The promise of sin's influence in the last days.

3:12 The promise of persecution for the godly.

2Corinthians 4:7-18 The promise of momentary, light affliction that is producing for us eternal life (V.14) and the eternal weight of glory (V.17), which go way beyond comparison with our sufferings.

** How do we take these "negative" promises and use them for our good and the glory of God?

By being prepared before hand by the promises of God, we are not taken by surprise. We should always be ready for the battle, being equipped with the word of God having put on His full armor! cf. Ephesians 6:10-17

EVALUATE

** The question becomes, "Am I willing to view my storms through the lens of the promises of God?" Paul said, "for I believe God, that it will turn out exactly as I have been told" (Acts 27:25).

What has God said regarding our lives? We have seen some of what He has said in the promises that we read today, but we will only be able to live each day Trusting During the Storm if we develop the pattern of dwelling in the word of Christ richly.

ACTIVATE

** Let's conclude this study by making a commitment based on yet another promise of God. Please turn to 1Peter 2:1-3. In this small passage we are given the basis of God's promise for our spiritual growth.

Read passage

** How do we "grow in respect to salvation" according to what Peter has just said?

By longing for the pure milk of the word of God!

** Will you now ask the Lord to increase your appetite for His word and enable you to set aside all of the
fleshly desires which distract you from it?

As we enjoy learning His word daily, we are fully equipped to live daily as we are "Trusting During the Storm".

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