Summary: In the midst of these trying days in which we live, God’s Word offers us hope, strength, guidance and the promise that we are surrounded by His Promises, Peace, Protection & Power.
Psalms 125:2 (NKJV) 2As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever.
In the midst of these trying days in which we live, God’s Word offers us hope, strength, guidance and the promise that we are surrounded by His Promises, Peace, Protection & Power.
1. Surrounded By God’s Promises
2 Peter 1:4 (NKJV) 4by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature…
We are surrounded God by believing and accepting He’s promises, we receive His presence.
We receive cleansing and are filled with the Holy Spirit when we commit our lives totally to God; we are partakers of His divine nature.
1 John 2:25 (NKJV) 25And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.
2. Surrounded By God’s Peace
Philippians 4:7 (NKJV) 7and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Many are searching for peace in our troubled world. In education, psychology, medicine, weapons, and war they find disappointment and frustration.
There is no real and lasting peace outside of God. When we encounter troubles, tests, and trials, we should rely on the peace of God. This holds us steady through storms of life.
John 14:27 (NKJV) 27Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
3. Surrounded By God’s Protection
Psalms 91:11 - 12 (NKJV) 11For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
Our world is a dangerous place, unsafe by night and by day. Many people move, hoping to find safety from the violence produced by man and nature.
When we live in the will of God, we are safe and secure in God’s hands, God surrounds us with His protective care while we do the work He wants us to do.
When our life work is finished, God has reserved a home in heaven for us in heaven for us where there is eternal safety.
John 14:1 - 3 (NKJV) 1“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2In My Father’s house are many £mansions; if it were not so, £I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
4. Surrounded By God’s Power
1 Peter 1:5 (NKJV) 5who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Nations seek for power to control or destroy other nations. Some individuals want power to dominate other people. This kind of power is satanic and self-defeating.
God’s power is greater than Satan’s power. We are kept by God’s power, conquers through Him.
Romans 8:37 (NKJV) 37Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
The Holy Spirit empowers us for service: to share the message of the Gospel, to help the needy, pray for the sick, comfort the bereaved.