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Faith Encouragement

Jesus Is Here . . . When I Need Somebody to Trust (part 1 of 2)

CTA - Christ to All /Feb. 09, 2022
Jesus Is Here . . . When I Need Somebody to Trust (part 1 of 2)

By Alison Zeller

Jacob was so excited! He was going to sleep over at Ben’s house for the first time. Ben was Jacob’s best friend. They were going to play video games and eat pizza all night long. It was going to be epic! 

But then, Jacob’s mom got a phone call. Ben had invited too many friends to his sleepover, and his parents said not all the boys could come. Jacob was crushed. Ben had promised him that he could sleep over. Jacob was really, really looking forward to it, but now, it wouldn’t happen. 

Has anybody ever broken your trust, made a promise to you and then not kept it? It really hurts when that happens. 

Nobody in this world is perfect. Nobody keeps their promises all the time. But God does. 

God’s Word, the Bible, is 100 percent true! Our heavenly Father keeps his promises, every single one of them. Just like he promised in the very first book of the Bible (Genesis 1), he sent Jesus to be our Savior from sin. 

Jesus even said it himself: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6 ESV, emphasis added). And, he proved it when he kept his promise to die on the cross and rise again! 

You can trust Jesus to guide you, to comfort you, and to give you new life—always! 

THINK ABOUT

Why is it important that God is trustworthy and keeps all of his promises? (Hint: Think about what would happen if God didn’t keep his promises.) 

DRAW

Have you heard the story of Noah’s ark? One of God’s promises came after he flooded the earth for 40 days. With a grown-up or an older sibling, read the story from the Bible (Genesis 7–9) or from a children’s Bible to find out about that promise. Then, draw a picture of the story here. 

Every promise of the LORD your God has come true (Joshua 23:14 NLT). 

PRAY

Dear Jesus, I know you are here with me, every day, keeping your promises. Help me to trust your promises, even when . . . 

SHARE THE GOOD NEWS

Remember the story of Noah’s ark? God promised never to flood the earth like that again. He sealed his promise with a rainbow! Now, every time you see a rainbow in the sky, you can remember that you can always trust God! Do you know someone who needs a reminder of God’s loving promises to us? Make that person a card with a rainbow on the front and a Bible verse inside. 

Editor’s note: Today’s entry (part 1 of 2) is slightly adapted from the newest activity prayer journal for kids, Jesus Is Here: Promises, Projects & Prayers for Kids.