Steadfast in Every Season

Truth that Keeps Us Steadfast

Sometimes the waves of events happening this election season knock me over and I have to catch my breath.   Then I remember that  God  is      sovereign. He has given us his word with timeless truth. I am glad to be studying the book of Romans.

Last Sunday we had a guest speaker at church. His message centered on the gospel truths found in Romans. Here are some key passages:

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

We are all sinners. We all need God’s grace.

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1

Paul explains that we are saved by faith, by turning to God and accepting His way.

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

God loves us!

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

We have to accept the gift.

After guiding us through the gospel message, our speaker suggested that we find words to tell our personal story.   He gave us his thirty-second    testimony and asked us to work on doing the same. So, here is my testimony:

I grew up in a Christian home and asked Jesus to be my Savior at a young age. It was the beginning of my relationship with the Lord. During college, Bible study helped me grow and work through questions that I had about my faith. Eventually I married, we had children and we faced a huge challenge. Our son was diagnosed with leukemia. God helped us through faithful friends. When our son passed away I was overwhelmed with grief. I had kept a journal through Steven’s illness and as I reviewed it I saw God’s hand on Steven’s life and His love for our family. God met me in my pain. God is faithful to his promises.

Do you have a testimony of faith?

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

4 Comments on “Truth that Keeps Us Steadfast

  1. carol, couldn’t be truer. as i have been dating with my mom’s passing, i have been so encouraged to encourage others about my faith and why i don’t grieve as others. it has been such a blessing to rest in His capable hands as He carries me in my grief, but also gives me the opportunity to tell others about the faith in Him my mom and i share/d. blessings my friend.

    1. Pamela, you have been in my thoughts this week. God is good and knows the grief we experience. Looking forward to Bible study on Tuesday.

  2. Dear Carol! First of all, I can so relate to your feelings about this election, and I surely agree that we dare put our trust in only ONE. Jesus is our only hope, and man is fallible, fallen, and sinful…ALL of us are. All of our righteousness is as filthy rags, and we have all come short of God’s glory. We just have to look to the dear Lord as our hope. Secondly, I am so sorry to read of your terrible loss. God bless you and comfort you in each moment of grief. I appreciate you and your blog…you are a blessing to me!

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