But we had the sentence of death in ourselves,
that we should not trust in ourselves, but in
God who raises the dead: Who delivered us
from so great a death, and does deliver: in
whom we trust that he will yet deliver us.
(2 Corinthians 1:9-10)
We often speak of deliverance as a thing of the past, and rightfully so. “He has delivered me from ____” is a testimony in a nutshell. What I love about 2 Corinthians 1:10 is that it’s facing forward. The things I need to be delivered from are usually connected with the past. But hope looks ahead with confidence. Because He has, we can know that He will.
What hope! He has never left me sitting in a pit once I’ve asked Him to pull me out. When nothing else is certain, He is certain. He is my solid foundation and the only One who can save me from my sin, myself, my situation.
Maybe you need deliverance from fear. From abuse. From chronic worry. From illness. From your thoughts. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, then you have already been delivered once. And, Sister, he WILL deliver you again."
(From Living Proof Ministries
with Beth Moore
Written by Bethany Scott)