Genesis 8:22 God said, “For as long as Earth lasts, planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never stop.”
Lessons for Living Today:
Only the creator and sustainer can make a promise like that! God said this to Moses and his family after the flood was over and they had all departed from the ark. Can you imagine what the world looked like? There would have been not one landmark from the pre-flood world. It was almost like they landed on a different planet. God knew their “lost” feeling and gave them this promise that life would go on as it had before the flood.
When a tragedy comes into our life this same “lost” feeling comes over us. We feel like we’ve lost our bearings—nothing looks the same. That is when we must hold tightly to God’s promises. “Life will go on and you will make it through this.” Noah and his family had “lost” their former lives, all their friends and relatives, the world as they knew it. But God can never be “lost” to the one who holds on to him and his promises.
God doesn’t promise skies always blue or flower strew pathways, all our lives through. It wasn’t Noah’s fault the world had been destroyed by the massive flood. But he was the one who had to pick up the pieces. Was it easy? Of course not! But he had the nearness of God and His promises to help him get his bearings once again. We have that same resource in God—to go with us through the hard times and give us hope and joy once again—when we feel like all hope is gone and joy just a memory.
God’s Question: Will you hold tight to Me and My promise?
God’s Promise: “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
My Prayer to God:
I praise You for Your nearness come what may.
I am sorry I let panic take over some times.
Thank You that I know You will always be there for me.
Help me be your hands and feet to meet the needs of others.