In 2020, millions of people underwent trauma. Chaos. Confusion. By contrast, God gives us many reassuring promises in His Word—promises of peace and restoration. Though current hardships and suffering may try to stifle the hope found in Scripture, the truth of God's grace endures. We need to hear the unchanging promises of God's Word.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. – Hebrews 10:23
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:6
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." – John 8:12
Through [Jesus Christ] we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. – Romans 5:2-5
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! – Psalm 27:1-2, 13-14
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. – James 1:12
As believers in Christ, we are the most blessed people on Earth. Through His Word, we not only have the promise of His peace, but we also abundantly receive His incomparable comfort. It is nothing short of a miracle that in times like these, we can share this comfort with others through the audible Word. As the events of 2020 showed us, it is even more crucial that every person—no matter how challenging it may prove to reach them—has the opportunity to hear their Maker share His comfort in their own heart language.
Imagine hearing Paul's words for the first time: "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles" (2 Corinthians 1:3-4a).
Today, YOU can be the one to share the comfort, hope, and joy of God's Word with people who have not yet heard—in their heart language.
In John 16:33, Jesus promises His disciples something amazing: "I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."
Through good times and terrible times, we can cling to Jesus' promises. We can rest in the truth we hear from God's unchanging Word and face each new day in the confidence that He is with us. For the sake of those who suffer life's trials without having ever heard the promises of Scripture in their heart language, we ask you to imagine the hope and joy they could experience too if you provide them God's audible Word.
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