A Bible Reading Plan for God’s Promises
Like the leaves, we feel ourselves falling into a place which hurts. There is hope, but we are breaking. The ache of fall might lead us into a winter season, but spring will come. As we enter seasons of loneliness and doubt we might not see it yet. New life is coming, but it is hard to see. I get it. I’ve been there. I am there.
God keeps His promises. I might not see it yet, but I can keep them close to me and claim them to be true right now. The winter is a season of waiting. Even in a country of “endless summertime weather” I feel the ache of the seasons changing. Nothing lasts forever. Except. Something does last forever. God’s promises are kept forever. Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall, no matter the season of our heart His promises are kept and will be true. God’s promises will never fail you. Do you hear me, friend? There are promises which always come to be. No, we might not understand, but we hold on tight to the promises because what else would we do?
Do you remember Peter, in the Bible? Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ walked on this earth 2,000 years ago. He was fully God but He was fully man too. I can hear the conversation. A lot of Jesus’ followers had just left Him. I mean they walked away. Has anyone walked away in your life? If they have, then you know Jesus felt the sting of rejection as He sat down with the 12 disciples. In John 6 we read Jesus’ response.
“From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, ‘Do you also want to go away?’”(John 6:67)
Can you hear the heartache? Can you hear the Lord’s pain of rejection?
Peter responds with this:
“But Simon Peter answered Him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’” (John 9:68-69)
Where would we go?
So as you grieve the loss, rejection, a life that could not be, maybe you can believe God’s word is eternal life. Nothing is broken beyond repair and God’s promises are true today, just as they were before the heartache. So hold on to the promises. There is nothing in this life to hold on to otherwise.
I have created a Bible reading plan for God’s promises. Download this reading plan and spend the next ten days reminding yourself of all God is. No, the circumstances might not be right. No, people will still disappoint. No, you might not understand, but God is TRUE and FAITHFUL. Yes, God loves you. Yes, God is working behind the scenes. Yes, God has a plan. Yes, God is good. Yes, God is in control. God’s promises are true. Remind yourself and move forward friend.
Download this plan with a friend! Do you have a person in your life who needs God’s promises in her life? Print two copies of this reading plan and do it together. Keep each other accountable and let you both remind each other of God’s promises.
Sarah E. Frazer is a writer and Bible study mentor at sarahefrazer.com. She is the wife of Jason and mother of five who all serve as full-time missionaries in Honduras. Her passion is to encourage women to fall in love with the Bible. Sarah is the author of several Bible study resources for women. She shares tools for deep-rooted Bible study at sarahefrazer.com. Follow her on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/sarah_e_frazer) and join her free prayer challenge at sarahefrazer.com/prayer