LaDonna Miller and husband, Chris Miller
God's Therapeutic Word
Read Psalm 92:1 through 95:11
Published: May 24, 2017
Amare was in the third week of his fast-paced new job, and life was difficult. He was working, still in college, and newly married. All of these responsibilities piled up to make him feel anxious. He turned to his mother, the one who had always shared God’s Word with him. He sent her a text message, “Please send me some Bible verses today.”
Amare’s mother, knowing her son struggled with anxiety, didn’t ask any questions. She prayed for him right away. Throughout the day she texted him various Bible verses that reminded him who God is and how much He cares for His children. Amare was strengthened by those Scriptures and thankful for a godly mother.
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy (Psalm 94:19).
God’s Word is therapeutic and healing. It speaks truth to hearts in ways human wisdom cannot. God’s Word is more relevant to human lives than anything else.
Challenge for Today: Resolve to read through the Bible and discover how it will change your life.
Quicklook: Psalm 94:14–22
Two years after the founding of the Assemblies of God, members adopted 16 beliefs for the Fellowship. This list, known as the Statement of Fundamental Truths, remains virtually unchanged. Four of these beliefs are considered the major tenets of the Fellowship. They are:
1. Salvation Through Jesus Christ (John 3:3, 16, 17; Romans 10:13; Ephesians 2:8, 9)
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.
2. Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 17, 18, 38, 39)
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.
3. Divine Healing for the Sick (James 5:14-16)
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.
4. The Second Coming of Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:14-16; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52)
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years.
For a complete list of the 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God, click here.