The Bible Doesn’t Promise

The Bible doesn’t promise believers a life free of pain, difficulty or loss. Christians are not exempt from heartache or disappointment. And sometimes we’ll find that in the midst of periods of joy and blessing will come episodes when we desperately need a renewed perspective.

The Bible promises those who believe in Christ that they will have a Companion on the journey to help, encourage, and strengthen them in whatever may come their way. He is the One who has promised: “‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we may boldly say: ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?'” (Hebrews 13:5-6)

–From Our Daily Bread, May 2011, The Question of Eternity


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