God's Promises

1 Peter 1:3-9

"...Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see. So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls."

Whenever we have moments of trials and testing, the best thing to do is to stand on God's promises. 2 Samuel 22:31 says, "God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection." Therefore, we don't need to doubt His touch in our lives. 1 Peter 1:3-9 is a wonderful promise from God that if we stay true to Him, He will give us an everlasting reward in Heaven. The more we go through hard times and stay unwavering in our faith in God, the more He will reward us. Hardships aren't God's secret ploy to destroy us, but they are His plan to make us stronger and trust Him more.

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