Two characters from the story, Christian and Hopeful, are locked up in Doubting Castle under the guard of Giant Despair who threatens to pull them to pieces. At this point in their journey the grave seems a welcome alternative to continued anguish. Perhaps they should simply give up any hope of life and just end it all! But then Christian and Hopeful pray -- they pray from midnight to dawn!
Suddenly, God opens Christian's eyes and he cries out:
"What a fool, quoth he, am I, thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty! I have a key in my bosom, called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting Castle."
All Christian pilgrims spend time in Doubting Castle. We may doubt God's love, his power, his presence, his peace, or even his forgiveness. We also come toe-to-toe with Giant Despair. That's why we must carry the same key as Christian--the key called Promise. The promise of God--which cannot fail--will unlock the doors of Doubting Castle and put to flight Giant Despair. Use that key today! Just click below to see some of the promises from God.
- The promise of God's presence
- The promise of God's peace
- The promise of God's help
- The promise of God's power
- The promise of God's forgiveness
- The promise of God's vitality
- The promise of God's provision
Question: What is one of your favorite promises of God?