No Matter What: Remember God’s Promises

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No matter what. 

I admit the phrase use to bother me. Because it stirred questions in my soul.

Such as “No matter what!” means what exactly? Maybe to never back down. Or, never give up or give in. Perhaps, to keep going in the face of opposition or dire circumstances.

And I assumed the subject and context both played into the meaning. Still, if you are anything like me, the phrase conjures up a lot of unknowns.

And even a few knowns we’d rather not deal with.

So I put together a list of God’s truths and promises in five areas.

I searched for the exact phrase in Scripture and found it in The Living Bible Translation. Some of my favorite Scriptures translated with such powerful words.

Because some things matter. And some things matter most.

No Matter What 

(1.) No matter what today brings. Trust in God’s strength and love.

“Patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady. Then, when that happens, we are able to hold our heads high no matter what happens and know that all is well, for we know how dearly God loves us, and we feel this warm love everywhere within us because God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love” Romans 5:4-5.

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(2.) No matter what tomorrow holds. Claim God’s promises and praise His name.

“I will praise the Lord no matter what happens. I will constantly speak of his glories and grace” Psalm 34:1.

(3.) No matter what sickness lies in our body or injuries pierce our soul. Seek healing from Jesus.

“As the sun went down that evening, all the villagers who had any sick people in their homes, no matter what their diseases were, brought them to Jesus; and the touch of his hands healed every one!” Luke 4:40.

What Matters

(4.) No matter what accolades we receive or our earthly status. Bask in the light of Jesus’ glory.

“In this new life one’s nationality or race or education or social position is unimportant; such things mean nothing. Whether a person has Christ is what matters, and he is equally available to all” Colossians 3:11.

(5.) No matter what we do in life or for God’s kingdom. Live in a manner worthy of His calling.

“Asking that the way you live will always please the Lord and honor him, so that you will always be doing good, kind things for others, while all the time you are learning to know God better and better. We are praying, too, that you will be filled with his mighty, glorious strength so that you can keep going no matter what happens—always full of the joy of the Lord” Colossians 1:10-11.

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What Matters Most

So, in the end, it boils down to life in Christ now and life in heaven later. Anything of eternal significance and our witness in Christ trumps things of lesser value. The bottom line for Christians is our subject and context. Jesus = our subject. Eternal = our context.

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Why never back down? Jesus.

Why never give up or give in? Jesus.

How to keep going in the face of opposition or dire circumstances? Jesus.

What matters most? Jesus.

And why no matter what? Jesus.

Why we never back down, give in or give up, and keep going in the face of opposition and dire circumstances. Jesus.

*Featured Photo by Ani Kolleshi on Unsplash.

*Top Photo by Ryan Holloway on Unsplash.

*Middle Photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash.

*Bottom Photo by Artem Kovalev on Unsplash.

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Karen Friday

Whether the spoken or written word, Karen thrives in moving an audience to experience laughter, tears, surprise, and deep reflection. She not only possesses an affection for words (just ask her family), but she also cherishes God’s Word. Karen is an award-winning writer who has published both devotions and articles with a mission to know Jesus more and make Him known. She contributes to several national sites while she works on her first non-fiction book. In the blogging world, she is referred to as “Girl Friday” where she shares a central message: you are never far from hope. And she considers her life as a pastor’s wife and women’s ministry leader a sacred calling. Karen and her husband Mike reside in East Tennessee and have two grown children and two grandchildren. The entire family is fond of the expression, “TGIF: Thank God it’s Friday.” They owe Monday an apology. Connect with her blog community, Hope is Among Us.

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20 comments

    1. Yes! Thanks for commenting, Melissa! “I will praise the Lord no matter what happens. I will constantly speak of his glories and grace” Psalm 34:1, NLT.

    1. Hey Beth, appreciate you reading and commenting. Why we never back down, give in or give up, and keep going in the face of opposition and dire circumstances. Jesus.

    1. Exactly! “In this new life one’s nationality or race or education or social position is unimportant; such things mean nothing. Whether a person has Christ is what matters, and he is equally available to all” Colossians 3:11, NLT.

  1. Yes! Exactly what I needed to hear today, Karen! Thank you for reminding me, ‘So, in the end, it boils down to life in Christ now and life in heaven later.’ Amen.

    1. You’re welcome, Lisa. Anything of eternal significance and our witness in Christ trumps things of lesser value. The bottom line for Christians is our subject and context.

      Jesus = our subject. Eternal = our context. Hallelujah!

  2. #3 really touched my heart. It is hard to have faith – no matter what – when that illness won’t let go and you’ve done everything you know how to do. This truly blessed me and I will be sharing it!

    1. How wonderful this blessed you! And appreciate you sharing. Yes, trusting the Lord in illness and physical suffering is not easy. It’s a no matter what we would never choose. Yet, God is healer and we believe He has the power to do anything even if He chooses not to (thought from Beth Moore).

  3. It’s hard sometimes to wrap our (very human!) brains around the concept of no matter what. Thank GOD we have an almighty, all-powerful king of creation who loves us beyond belief and expectation… no matter what. xoxo

    1. So true, Jessica. Our human understanding is so limited when it comes to many things in this life. Grateful the weight of “no matter what” lies on God’s shoulders and not ours.

    1. He truly is, Stephen. “Patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady. Then, when that happens, we are able to hold our heads high no matter what happens and know that all is well, for we know how dearly God loves us, and we feel this warm love everywhere within us because God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love” Romans 5:4-5, NLT.

    1. Great thought, Nancy. There is no other place to go but to God during no-matter-what scenarios. He’s the only refuge worth running to and where we find true peace and hope.

  4. Trusting Jesus in the ups and the down, the things I understand and the things I don’t, in the darkness and in the light, when nothing makes sense and when everything goes right. Trusting is the challenge of our faith!

    1. Well said, Melinda! Whether it’s things known, the unknown, or all the what-ifs we drum up in our head, God’s truths and promises are worth placing our faith and trust in wholeheartedly.

  5. Karen, what a powerful reframing of such a common phrase. With God’s living Word you gave this phrase such deep and profound meaning. Thank you! When I hear this phrase tossed around, I will use your scripture references to anchor my soul in Christ. No matter what!

    1. Hi Melissa, since our world is uncertain and life often throws us curve balls, the best thing we can do is anchor our soul in Scripture for no matter what comes our way. Thanks for sharing your input!

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