Hold To What God Promises

As I continue to face a difficult trial, my temptation to keep my eyes on problems instead of promises remains great.

I tell others to remember God’s promises in their trails, but it seems so hard in mine.

But then in recent days the Lord reminded me of a promise He gave to me in the form of a song fourteen years ago. A family crisis erupted, and I received a call at work. I remember tears and fears and feeling alone.

I talked to a coworker, and she calmed and comforted me. I cried out to God to intervene.

He did—with a song. The truth of this song which gave me a promise went deep into my soul. The fear melted. My tears went away as I sang the song again and again as I finished my work, on the drive home, and in the weeks and months ahead.

God did intervene in mighty ways in that situation years ago.

And He whispered these comforting words to me today: “That song applies to this circumstance as well.”

Everything will be alright.

Everything will be alright.

Morning will come to end this night.

And everything will be alright.


Everything will be alright.

Everything will be alright.

Into this darkness, I will shine My light

And everything will be alright.


Trust Me, ‘cause everything will be alright.

I refuse to give in to hopelessness, and I’m determined to cling to this verse which the Lord pointed out to me just moments ago:

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 NIV

This evening I talked to one of the people who shares this difficult situation with me. I communicated, “Everything will be alright.” She wouldn’t listen. She even became angry that I would not give in to dread. Like I have done so many times myself, she is listening to her worries, her fears, the whispers of the enemy.

I pray God will give her a promise song to help her through this dark night.

I believe He has one for each of us if we would just listen.

God is at work fighting battles for our loved one who has gone astray. And I determine right now to keep focused on His promises and not the problems that threaten to overwhelm and overtake us.

He is able. He is faithful. He loves us more than we can ever know.

And He’s using this trial to grow each and every person involved if we decide to let Him.

Thank You, Lord, that everything will be alright. Thank You for working all things together for our good. Thank You that You never waste our pain. Thank You that as I cling to You, I will hear You sing to me. Amen.

“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright in Christ” by Maranatha! Praise Band



About elainecreasman

I am a freelance writer and inspirational speaker. Since 1986 I have led the Suncoast Christian Writers Group.
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1 Response to Hold To What God Promises

  1. Jeanne Phelan says:

    Your an overcomes, Elaine!
    I’m so proud of you.! No
    matter your troubles, you keep remembering God’s promises. May your ministry continue to encourage others.

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