Perfect Assurance…From our Perfecter

May 6, 2009 — 2 Comments

How easily we allow the “STUFF” in life to impact our assurance (and sometimes our confidence) in our Heavenly Father. The fact is that while our situation, circumstance, whatever may change:


While I can’t recall a specific example right now, I’m sure there were times growing up when I was afraid to do something, but my dad said “Dennis, trust me.” When I remained afraid, I’m sure he was frustrated, but he still assured me that it was OK – “Dennis, trust ME.” I’m sure in my heart I knew that he had my safety and security in mind, but still…“Dad, I’m afraid!”

So, after much prodding, I probably begrudgingly did it and I’m sure I got hurt or it didn’t “go right” a time or two – but my dad’s love and care never ceased…even when I may have thought, “Wait a second!”

How much more is our Heavenly Father
trustworthy, caring, and constantly on our side!


“If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11

I understand that many may not have good memories of their earthly father…hurtful, neglecting, absent, abusive…the list goes on. Memories which can often mar and distort the view of our Heavenly Father. That is sadly the reality of the fallen world we live in.

However, our Heavenly Father is Perfect, the embodiment of a kind of LOVE that is far beyond our comprehension, and worthy of our trust.  His Word assures us of this:

“…For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:10-11

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

So, is God trying to get you to do something?  Is the “stuff” in life clouding or causing you to doubt His providence, care or protection?

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…” Hebrews 12:2

I love the lyrics of this Phil Joel song (from his The New Normal CD) and how they communicate Perfect Assurance…from our Perfecter.

As His child, God is saying to you:


You Belong To Me
Phil Joel

I am yours, you are Mine
This is what you need to know in these uneasy times
Talk to Me. You don’t need to hide
The atmosphere is changing but you are still My child.

you belong to Me
you belong to Me
you belong to Me
you belong to Me

I see the rain on your face
Though the stars may rage around
You are safe in My embrace
You are strong, it may be hard to see
There is more than meets the eye here behind the scenes
Do not fear. Let faith arise.

you belong to Me
you belong to Me
you belong to Me
you belong to Me

Let Me whisper to your heart
Into your heart
Lift your hands and I know that you are breathing
Lift your head let Me know that you’re alive

you belong to Me
you belong to Me

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