sure [shoor, shur] sur·er, sur·est, adverb, adjective
1. free from doubt as to the reliability, character, action, etc., of something: to be sure of one's data. 2. confident, as of something expected: sure of success. 3. convinced, fully persuaded, or positive: to be sure of a person's guilt. 4. assured or certain beyond question: a sure victory. 5. worthy of confidence; reliable; stable: a sure messenger.
I was listening to a worship song this morning and the word "sure" leaped out at me from the bridge. It goes:
My soul secure
Your promise sure
Your love endures...always. *
Instantly, the verse from Romans 4:16 rose up in my spirit.
Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed.
A sure promise! You and I are "all the seed" it is talking about here. Jesus has given us a sure promise, one that cannot be taken away. Instead, it is secure, reliable, and free from doubt.
Jesus, as Peter began to sink in the water, stretched out his hand to him and asked the question, "Wherefore didst thou doubt?" I'd like to ask you this same question today.
Wherefore did you doubt?
Okay, that question seems archaic, but it's answer is life changing. Why do we doubt when the promise is SURE to us? Instead we are to come boldly to the throne asking for help. (Heb 4:16) Why? Because we know our heavenly Father is there to help us.
Peter sank, not because of the size of the waves or the strength of the wind, he sank because he got his eyes off the sure promise. He stopped looking at Jesus.
But you know, the Word of God doesn't stop there. Paul in the book of Timothy refers to a "sure foundation."
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure... (2Ti 2:19)
And again, in Hebrews the word "sure" returns in talking about hope.
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast... (Heb 6:19)
A sure and stedfast hope. A sure promise. A sure foundation.
"Excuse me, I'm just going to talk to my daddy and he'll fix it."
Our heavenly Father has promised to answer when we call on him with a sincere heart. When we fix our eyes on His Word and speak faith to our situation, He said HE WILL do it. It's really that simple! (Jn 14:14)
Suddenly we're not like the sea, tossed and turned, by every wind of doctrine. (Jas 1:6) We're faith-filled confident Christians. We "know whom we have believed and are persuaded that He is able to keep it." (2Ti 1:12, author's paraphrase) We expect the answer because of the reliability of Him in whom we believe.
We are sure! Hallelujah!
* "For Who You Are" by Hillsong.
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Suzanne Williams is a native Floridian, wife, and mother, with a penchant for spelling anything, who happens to love photography.
*Don't forget my blog posts from 2009 are now available as an ebook! Life, God, and Photography Volume 1.