God says I am an heir…

In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:11, 13, 17

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. Romans 8:17

To inherit and be an heir. To allot and assign. A recipient, a successor, a beneficiary. These words hold the promise of something to come. Something that will be given.

As an earthly child it means to be given of earthly things, material objects. Given wealth of assets and money. Given of title and position in the family line. These things also hold the promise of something negative. Promises of not being acknowledged at ones passing, as one not worthy of love or acceptance. Left out and not deserving of another’s wealth that would help with financial burdens. Being disregarded like a servant and not counted as one of the family or someone respected and loved. Living under a love that has conditions in order to receive.

Yet, with God we have an inheritance that has no conditions. It is one that is less traditional and full of hope and promise. Promises that have no negative sides. Most exciting is the promise of 2 types of inheritance. Things we obtain when we finish our course and meet the Lord face to face; but also things we will inherit here on earth as believers in God. These things are not material, but spiritual that can affect our lives positively in emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical ways. What a great God we serve! So, what are these things you ask, and how does God see us when we inherit his valuable assets.

God sees us as joint heirs with His son. He sees us as the promised heir. Promises that he guarantees because of His love, fairness, and truth. An inheritance in heavenly places includes Promises of a mansion in heaven that Jesus is preparing for us (John 14:16-18). Promise of reunion with saved loved ones we have already lost from this world (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Promise of a life in heaven with no more tears, suffering, or sorrow (Revelations 21:4). Promise of a life in heaven with Him. Promises of rewards for our growth in knowing him and acting it out (Matthew 6:19-20). An inheritance of protection from hell as an eternal resting place. Then he gives us an inheritance as believers on earth. Not that we deserve it, but because of His love for us! He Promises we will have Him, God, as our counselor (Hebrews 6:17). Promise that he will never leave us or forsake us. Promise we can find refuge and strength in Him (Psalm 91). He gave us the seal and promise of the comforter the Holy Spirit( John 14:16-18). He promised to listen to our prayers and do what it best for us (John 14:12-15). He promised an agape love, like we have never known from anyone or anything in this world (John 3:16). He gave us his word, the Bible, as an inheritance to get to know Him better and to have a relationship with him!

God sees us as the promised heirs of all that he has made, all that he has designed, all that he has to give. It is ours and He can’t wait to share it all with us!


Dear Depression and Anxiety Sufferer,

Dear Depression and Anxiety Sufferer,

I woke up this morning with you on my mind. My heart aches for the agony you may be facing this day. The uncertainty and doubt that comes each morning as you leave your dream world and enter into the reality of your life. The strong desire you must be fighting to not crawl back under the covers and dream your life away. Maybe your mind is racing a mile a minute, rehashing the previous day’s events. Trying to find a solution to whatever conversations or problems you faced. Or, thinking about the unforeseen dilemma that is coming your way today or in the future and how you can be proactive to control it. I know, because this is how I feel a lot of mornings. So, this morning I sat up in my bed. Bowed my head, and prayed for you.

I prayed that today God will give you the strength to get out of bed and help you stand firm under the shadow of His mighty wings.

I prayed God will give you guidance on your path today and help you see it as an adventure up the mountain and not a dark path lost in the valley.

I prayed God will give you peace of mind and quiet the racing thoughts of life’s events so they fade into the back ground of a place you have already conquered and came out victorious.

I prayed God will give you the concentration to think only on this moment and relish in the sweetness and joy it can bring of where you have been and how far you have come.

I prayed God will give you humility to acknowledge to yourself and those you love that you are struggling or to recognize that something just isn’t right and find freedom in letting go of the burden you think you must struggle with alone.

I pray God will give you courage to reach for help and seek medical advice or counseling to help put the pieces of your broken heart and life back together.

I pray God will give you gratitude. Gratitude for the past, the present, and the future. For gratitude helps us see that what we have right now is enough.

Lastly, I pray that you know you are loved. Loved even if you don’t get out of bed. Even if you lack guidance. Even if you can’t stop the racing thoughts. Even if you don’t remember what joy feels like. Even if your too proud to admit something is off and worry what everyone else thinks. Even if you struggle with taking the time for yourself to heal. Even if you will never be thankful for the life you have. Why? Because I have hope that one day you will, and I have faith my prayers for you will not go unanswered. Because I love you, and if that is the only love you see to help you understand the love of God, then today that is what I will do. I will love you no matter what. Just as my Heavenly Father has loved me and brought me up to the mountain top once again. Fore He will never leave you or forsake you!

Forever in your corner with prayer,


Psalm 91 audio read to you by Keri Payne