Black holes, some of the most enigmatic and fascinating phenomena in the universe, are far from being mere voids in space. Imagine a star ten times the mass of the Sun, compressed into an area as small as New York City—this is the essence of a black hole. Such an extreme concentration of matter produces a gravitational pull so powerful that nothing, not even light, can escape its grasp.

Often times in life, when we face adversity, it becomes a black hole. Sucking us into the fear, anxiety, loneliness. Once we start feeling those feelings, it steamrolls, much like that gravitational pull of a black hole.

Isn’t it interesting to note that the pull is SO powerful that nothing, not even light, can escape its grasp?

Scientifically that’s true.

Spiritually, it isn’t.

Light can penetrate the darkness.

I’ve been researching exactly how many promises there are in scripture.

While I cannot find an exact count and it seems lots of different sources produce different results, the bottom line is that it is a lot.

Liberty University, a VERY fundamental “Christian” univeristy, (not knocking it – am merely stating its theology is QUITE different than that of West), has a requirement for graduation.

One pastor wrote that in order to graduate from Liberty, he had to recite 300 promises of God before he could graduate and become ordained.

So, there’s at least 300.

What promises do you hold on to?

Try these . . . .

Grace and Peace,


Romans 8:31-39

31 So what are we going to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He didn’t spare his own Son but gave him up for us all. Won’t he also freely give us all things with him?

33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect people? It is God who acquits them. 34 Who is going to convict them? It is Christ Jesus who died, even more, who was raised, and who also is at God’s right side. It is Christ Jesus who also pleads our case for us.

35 Who will separate us from Christ’s love? Will we be separated by trouble, or distress, or harassment, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,

We are being put to death all day long for your sake.

We are treated like sheep for slaughter.[a]

37 But in all these things we win a sweeping victory through the one who loved us. 38 I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers 39 or height or depth, or any other thing that is created.